Its been very cold but dry the last few days & when the sun came out glourious weather. The children have been out more than in & I think I have a dog whisperer in my son Thomas who just wants to walk, play & learn to train the dogs which is very sweet as he is 6 years old. He has really got something special going on with Reggie are Miniature Poodle pup. If I cannot find Thomas I look in Reggie's dog bed & there the two of them are snug as two bugs in a rug.
The dry weather is lovely weather for long walks with the dogs. The days pulling out now means I have walked the mile upto the village a couple times lately to walk home with the children from school rather than drive making sure I take four dogs, one each for my four children that are at school to lead home but still they can fall out about which dog they want to lead, thats children for you sometimes so lovely you could eat them & then sometimes so annoying you wish you had eaten them.lol
I have been busy with the camera the last couple nights when the children have gone to bed. The dogs filter into the front from the kitchen & position themselves on are varies sofa's & puff then I can get some beautiful photo's of them chilling out together with us. My dogs now are so used to be taking photo's of them that they do not take much notice of me hovering over them or lying below them trying to get that magical shot of them.
Got these cute photo's of Smudge & Reggie last night having a loving moment together that is very cute. I took four photo's of Reggie licking Smudges face & mouth then it clicked in my head that I should be filming this so then caught a bit of this moment on film as well until I spoke & distracted them.
The footage below is interesting as it shows Reggie who is a ten week old pup licking an older dogs mouth which is how they get Mum to regurgatate food for them & is how all wild dogs are first fed solids by Mum & other members of the pack, as in the wild, dogs will all help to rear a litter of pups. I think Reggie was trying his luck with Smudge who is only 10 months old herself, as I have seen Mums do this for pups & other members of are pack do this for pups which are not their own but as they get older it can also be used as a submissive gesture to another dog. Whatever the meaning it was a very gentle moment between Smudge & Reggie which brings a smile to my face each time I watch it. Please enjoy the moment.
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“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
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