Well, I suppose by now you may be thinking that I should change my blog name to something along the lines of:
“Abra Alani: The pursuit of Toby and more Toby”
But, what can I do, when he’s acting so ridiculous, doing such random doggy things like barking at his own reflection and freaking out while walking over a steel-grid bridge as if he’s going to fall through?
“Help me. Help me. Help me.”
“Are YOU looking at ME?”
Well, as it goes, as soon as I decide on a thing like taking photos of rain and such what does the weather do but give us sunshine and dry pavements! :D Ah well, I suppose I can deal with it.
Toby was kind enough to stand still for 30 seconds in this random field of blue flowers while I got off a few photos.
I was trying something different tonight, involving a stack of books and a small power ranger, but that’s another story for another time.
Instead, Mr Toby decided to get in on the action. Here is the result.
He doesn’t even usually care about sticks, but for some reason this little 2 inch twig had his attention (could my waving it around like a treat have anything to do with it?).
I caught these two glimpses of Toby today. The first taken this morning while I was sitting on the floor tying my shoes, and the second this afternoon while we were out at the farm.
A few of the pooch, bribed to sit still by the treat I held just above the lens….
These were all taken at 1/50, 3.0 ISO 2800-3200. I’m lucky that treat held his attention so well! ;)
Isaac and I went to the dog park with Toby this afternoon, but because of the rain and such, there was just one other dog, a 9 month old boxer named Rhaego (Game of Thrones, anyone?).
Luckily, he was full of energy, and loved to play rough the way Toby does. They chased each other around for a solid half hour before his owner wanted to leave.
Meet and Greet
I asked the other owner if it was okay for me to take photos. He said “I don’t think you’ll steal his soul”
One of my favorites
Toby was covered in dog slobber and rain puddle water by the end.
Until next time.
He was pretty tired out on the drive home (and filthy!)
Working on my computer this evening, I glanced up to see some nice golden hour light hitting a tree outside the window.
Isaac was an unwilling subject, and since Toby can’t say no to getting his photo taken, we headed outside.
I think this dog was meant to be a farm dog. He LOVES going up the community garden, and as soon as I turn down the road that it’s on, he KNOWS. He starts to get excited, bouncing around the backseat and whining (not my favorite part).
When we get there, he jumps out of the car and commences his immediate sniffing. Of everything.
So far, we have usually been up there alone. A few times there have been other people, once a couple little kids, and once another dog. Toby loves everybody, and he had a great time playing with Daisy the Golden Retriever, as well as exploring every inch of the farm with the kiddos.When it’s just us, he wanted around and explores on his own. He knows to stay inside the gate, and once in while comes and checks back in with me.
Oh, and he likes to eat the grass there too. It’s his fav.
I spent time out in the ‘yard’ today planting some of our future dinners – kale, two types of lettuce, basil, cilantro, and spinach.
Maybe tomorrow I’ll plant the other stuff out at the community garden. I have a couple different kinds of tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, beans, peppers, and eggplant!
I did have a helper today. He was quite curious what I was doing.
Well hello there
As long as he doesn’t pee on my raised bed, we’ll stay friends. :p