Lurking in the Bushes


Joni has her rituals and habits as do we all. She refines and develops hers into more and more complicated routines and uses her communication skills to train us to respond to them and make us a partner in them. This is her latest. If you looked out of our kitchen window you would not see a dog on our property. You would see dog toys – a Frisbee or a ball, strategically placed so you wouldn't be able to miss them if you stepped outside the door. As soon as you were outside, you would hear a slight movement in the bushes. If you crouched down, this is what you would see, lurking in the bushes, almost invisible. Her eyes are fixed on the toy near you, pointedly looking in that direction in case you have missed it. Every nerve of her body is tense as she waits for you to take part in the game. And you have to! How could you bear to disappoint her when she looks like that?

I had to share another photo of Joni as I have just heard that this is #dogweekendonGooglePlus #dogweekend and I knew that she just had to be a part of it. It is the brainchild of +Heidi Anne Morris . A great idea!

My posts are all on my blog : .

I guess I can name the other tags, too: #hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith and +Nicole S.

And #Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET

#noapologies #bordercollie #puppy #JonisDiary #AdayinthelifeofJoni #fansofJoni


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81 Responses

  1. +Ursula Klepper – you know how hard it is to creep up on your dog to get her looking natural! The only way to do that is to be like a bunny! 😀

    The only way to be with a friend like Joni +Christina Lihani

    +Sumit Sen thanks a lot!

    Aw thanks such a lot, +Dylan Johnson – I can't believe that it has almost 300 plusses on this! the most I've ever had I think!

    Thanks so much +Photo Mania Canada and +Giselle Savoie and +Mark HELM – I always appreciate your reshares.

    +HQSP Animals and +Nicol Eh thank you very much, for the reshare and comment. 😀

    +Leonardo Hervacio Arenas thank you!

    Thank you so much +Laura McLeod and you heard the message loud and clear!!

    You have watched her faithfully since she was first with us, thanks such a lot +Heiko Mahr

    +Monica Joseph thank you very much.

    It's not easy, in fact I can't either, +Shelly Gunderson

  2. Wonderful! My first thought as I saw this was: you must be sitting in the bush like a bunny and just wait that Joni comes along so you can catch this gorgeous perspective of her face and eyes! (Don't know why I thought of a bunny…:o))

  3. +Alex Lapidus you've known her since she was a pup (from the photo stories). Funny you should say that. I was thinking of making up a little book of the best of the pictures and stories. As much for myself as anything.

    Thank you +Don Thompson

    Thanks +Rose McGuinn

    Oh yes, +Dorothy B for sure.

    +Julia Hammond thanks loads.

    We do too (obviously) thanks +Marie H 😉

    My absolute pleasure, +Heidi Anne Morris

    Thank you +Rubus Roo

    Thanks a lot +Giselle Savoie – if you come by some time you can meet her for real. 🙂

    +Pau Ma thanks!

  4. Thanks a lot +guy laurent

    You know it, Linda! +Linda Jess

    Not nervous, +Pete Byrne – that's a focused look on a border collie. Although she might be worried that I have forgotten my part in the game. 😀

    You are so right, +Ann Kennedy – with those eyes… those ears…

    +Richard Williams – you know the breed, I suspect. Crazy but in such a good way!

    +George Theo thanks a lot!

    Thank you Eve! +Eve Aebi

    +David Cole thanks a lot, David.

    +Salam Ahmed they are all wonderful, I agree, and dogs are certainly among the best. 🙂

    +michael de st pern - so true! All three. 😀

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