Friday, November 28, 2014

Sisterly misbehaviour.






Yesterday it was autumn. Today it's high summer. There's a band of dark cloud shrouding the horizon to the West but up here on the ridge it's bright and sunny. 

Bob and Sophie are in fine form. Bob chases something in a hedgerow. He thinks he's being stealthy but he makes a noise like a small rhinoceros. Whatever he's chasing quickly goes. Sophie stands by me and watches a lapis lazuli Kingfisher search for pollen in the brambles. Bob reappears. He's wearing his " nothing for you to worry about " look. I laugh. When they get home they spend half an hour savaging each other.

Sophie has finally had enough. It's time to finish the game and go inside. She signals her change of mood by grabbing the end of Bobs tail and holding on tight. Bob, who is a remarkably happy dog, accepts this sisterly misbehaviour with resigned good grace. 

This is an interesting article on dogs drinking habits:http://news.discovery.com/animals/pets/why-dogs-are-sloppier-drinkers-than-cats-141124.htm

6 comments:

  1. Love the pictures of PON rough and tumble.
    I've always thought my dogs were remarkable inefficient slurpers. Now it's scientifically proven!
    Cheers, Gail.

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  2. Even with her small size, my little Princess manages to soak the kitchen when she has a drink, now I know why !

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  3. I agree with Bertie about the photos!

    Cold and snow for us today and the water on my floor from the sloppy drinkers never goes away--Made by the Goldens of course, not Charlie or Todd!

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  4. Sophie sure knows how to shut it down on her terms...she's is still the diva in my book.
    Very interesting article, and now I know why my boy can't help but splash water on the floor while drinking.
    Angus you made me laugh when you wrote, "He thinks he's being stealthy but he makes a noise like a small rhinoceros. Whatever he's chasing quickly goes." Poor Bob.

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  5. Bob needs a sign like I got for my sister: Dear Santa..leave puppy..take sister.

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  6. What cuties having a fun romp.

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