Tuesday, October 04, 2005

The Daily Walk, Part One

Ingrid pointed out that I should try to take some natural light pictures of the dogs, so I decided to take my camera along on Moose's daily walk to the park and chronicle his typical walk.

1. The Beginning. "Hurry up, please..." Moose is very impatient at the beginning of a walk. He strains at the leash and does not abide delays, whining or barking if he's made to stand still for more than a moment.


2. Moose the hunter. One of life's chief pleasures for Moose is sniffing. What he's really hoping for is the scent of a squirrel, rabbit, or even a kitty. He has encountered several cats in the drainage stream that runs between two roads on our walk, so it has become an important part of the walk for Moose to search for cats in this area, including going as far into the sewer pipes as I'll let him...


It's not clear, by the way, what Moose would do if he "caught" a cat. Most likely he'd just sniff it... any kitty volunteers? Bunny princesses?

3. Grass Eating. Moose loves the taste of fresh, tender grass (who doesn't?). Here he samples the offerings on the margin of the little wooded area at the park (isn't it pretty?).


Moose is quite the connoisseur of grass and has to be dragged away before he eats enough to make himself sick...


4. Wading and Drinking. The stream continues right on into the park, and Lucy has demonstrated to Moose how much fun it is to wade through the water. Also, all dogs, it seems, have a clear preference for dirty, putrid water from any pond or stream versus the clean water bowl at home.



(to be continued)

4 Comments:

At 8:18 PM, Blogger Ingrid said...

Awesome, I'm glad you finally got the camera out on the walk and didn't have to juggle too much with three leashes. The 'natural light photos' of Moose enjoying his favorite time of the day look great!

 
At 8:19 PM, Blogger Ingrid said...

Not only does Moose look good, so does the park! I can't take the kitties there, so I'm envious!

 
At 3:31 AM, Blogger Pug&MooseMama said...

Ummm, who doesn't prefer putrid water to the water from the tap or the Brita??? I mean, really!

 
At 7:24 PM, Anonymous Mamita said...

Lily and Rudy would like to invite the Foster/Bell troup to drink water from the ditch. It is delicious. Except they just stopped releasing it so nt til next April will it be ready again. MEanwhile we can offer muddy water form the river.

I know all of them would enjoy ssuch new smells.

 

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