This is going to be short and sweet.
I (finally?) contracted COVID and it’s hitting me like a bag of bricks. I can’t believe I’ve avoided it for so long.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I’d rather work with dogs who don’t like to sit still during their photo shoots.
I’m a big fan of The Power Pose.
But lately, especially after trading up to a Nikon Z9 mirrorless system, I’m loving a dog in action.
Bella isn’t much of a runner
She likes to amble.
I can get her to run in the backyard if I have some super stinky, extra delicious treats in my hand but Bella seems to prefer taking her time.
She’s very observant of her surroundings, which isn’t at all surprising with a livestock guardian dog.
Or maybe she’s just trying to teach me to slow down.
Here she is on the mean streets of Leavenworth, Washington, last week:
She took her sweet time on this little stroll.
When I get to see dogs being dogs, I’m in my element.
I even wonder some time if they might be a little annoyed when they’re forced to sit still. I mean, I was never good at it either. I always have to be doing something.
Check out Nyjah, a young Malinois, in full bolt to chase down her favorite ball:
Or Lada enjoying a day at Riverfront Park:
How much fun are these dogs having?
A wheelchair dog in action
Even my superpowered dogs can get in on the fun.
Here’s sweet Grandma Holly, a boxer with degenerative myelopathy, having her best day at Plantes Ferry.
All around the circle
That’s it for me this week. I’m going back to bed now.
You can check out some more dogs in action with the pet photographers blog circle. Start with Toronto pet photographer Terri Jankelow of Terri J Photography capturing photos of dogs in action.
At the end of Terri’s post, click the next link in the circle and keep doing that until you get back here to more than one dog in action around Spokane and North Idaho.
That’s when you know you’re home.
Right where you belong.