Sunday, 25 July 2010

Sleeping dogs

As a rule it's almost impossible to take a picture of Senior Dog upside down and relaxing. Point a camera at her and, quicker than a flash, she's the right way up and four-square in front of you with an expression of eager anticipation. On occasion, you would swear she had managed to conjure a ball out of nowhere, too (what this really means is that she's gone to sleep with one tucked away beside her, just in case...).


So, this afternoon, it took real artfulness - I noticed her upside down while I was putting away the things from the dishwasher. I crept off to collect and switch on the camera. On my return, I picked up the pile of plates and clattered across to the dresser with them, then slid my hand oh so quietly out from behind the dresser door and click! she was caught. Silly old thing! That cushion is just where she likes it. It takes a lot of effort to get a chair just right.

5 comments:

Nan said...

Beautiful, precious girl!!

GeraniumCat said...

Nan, she's a plain little brown dog getting very grey, really, but we love her - she has beautiful kohl-rimmed eyes, and the softest ears you've ever stroked :)

elizabethm said...

You are reading Nigel Tranter! That is a blast from the past. I wonder whether I would like it now.

GeraniumCat said...

Elizabeth, because it's local history I'm not sure it quite counts. I haven't read his novels for years, maybe I'll have a look at them again, if I can find some. I think our nice secondhand bookshop might have some. If I get round to it I'll let you!

BilboWaggins said...

Awww, bless ..............