Joni plays with the blue ball in a different way with Steven from how she does with me. For him she will actually run in a low, border collie stalking run after the ball when he throws it across the kitchen, bouncing it off a chair (!). After picking it up in her mouth and running past him a few times , tantalizing him with it, she drops it between his feet as he sits there on the edge of the hearth. Yesterday she tried throwing it at him as she does with me, but in the end decided that this wasn't going to work the same way with him and reverted to more 'normal' behaviour.
I took lots of photographs of different scenes on Sunday, which was a very snowy day, but in the end this one is one that I liked best. Joni is not easy to keep still these days, so family portrait times are limited. Just Steven and his dog, having a playtime break. It made a pleasant change from Steven having to be out in the cold, the snow and the wind, clearing the drive. Joni didn't mind being out in the cold, the snow and the wind. But of course everything is play for her at the moment.