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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 : https://www.elliekennard.ca .

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

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Joni Putting on her Welcoming Face for a Small New Friend

 

At last, another treat for the followers of Joni and Her Collection!

It's been a while since we showed her softer side as usually she wears the intense and focused expression so common in this breed. This time I caught her watching a bee that was crawling around on the ground. She seems to be able to spot an insect or worm wherever it is in the grass and usually alerts me to it by a cycle of dancing around it barking in excitement first, then trying to pat it with her paw and finally sitting down and putting on her friendliest look, hoping that it will be enticed to play with her. Then she starts the whole performance again. This shows her friendly face stage.

Joni will be 2 years old in December so she is still a young dog and finds delight in her discoveries every day as does a child. When I see her doing this I am often able to share in her excitement and have seen many tiny wonders just from watching her.

My posts are all on my blog : www.elliekennard.ca .

#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh and +Shannon Adelson

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

#Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET

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Joni on Hummingbird Watch

 

Actually Joni was not on hummingbird watch at all, I was supposed to be. I had set my camera and myself in a good place, hoping to catch the hummingbirds as they hovered amongst the flowers on the hosta. I was sitting quietly in a chair where I knew I would not disturb them and I would get an unobstructed view of the plants and the visitors. It was a peaceful quiet sunny late afternoon. Perfect. I was only worried that I might doze off in the warmth of the sun.

All of a sudden I was jolted out of my peaceful reverie and all the birds flew off in a panic. I felt a frisbee land on my foot. Joni was on frisbee watch! It didn't matter how politely (or sternly) I asked her to go somewhere else, or how many times I threw it for her, she wouldn't leave me or the frisbee alone. The hummingbirds were well and truly gone for the day, frightened of being hit by either a flying frisbee or flying Joni. Sometimes I think that Joni doesn't quite get this photography thing.

My posts are all on my blog : https://www.elliekennard.ca .

#noapologies #bordercollie #JonisDiary #AdayinthelifeofJoni #fansofJoni

#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith and +Nicole S.

#summerphotos +Summer Photos by +Tiina Niskanen +Andreas Helbig

#Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET

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Joni is 18 months Old and Her Collection is a Google+ Featured One!

 

I have been so busy posting images of unrecognisable (or barely) subjects on my blur mentorship that I thought it was time I shared another image of Joni, who is now almost grown out of the puppy stage. Here she was waiting by the front of the house, nicely backlit next to the rhododendrons that are about to flower. She is always ready for any game, in spite of being so grown up.

My collection "Joni the Border Collie" is a Google+ featured collection (thanks +Zarina Mujadedy for letting me know) and so this is to blow her trumpet about that achievement so you can browse through the collection if you want, too. https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/0G_hX

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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