Tuesday, February 28, 2017

"The One Time" ...

Hello, everyone.  It's me, Cam.  Maggie and I had a nice surprise yesterday afternoon -- an unexpected bonus walk!  We had already been on a nice, long morning walk, but Mom wanted to try to do something and Dad said, "Why not go now?", and so off we all went!  We had no idea what was going on, but I saw Mom tuck a bunch of treats into her pocket, so I was all for it!

We walked up to the area around the water tower, and Mom wanted us to sit for a photo.  We sat facing her -- remember, she had treats! -- but she said, "Turn the other way!  C'mon, girls, be Siberian!"  It was really weird.  We didn't want to look away; she had treats.

She got on the other side of us, so we turned, then she ran around the other side again ...

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"Hey, Cam.  What's over there?"
"I don't know ..."

Well, we weren't LOOKING at her!  But I guess she wanted a good shot of our backs.  Showing the harnesses.  Apparently, she was trying to recreate this photo for the good folks at CTC Dog Gear -- our harness makers. Oh. OK. We sort of turned ... and ...

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"Look!  Gravel!"
"Not the best background, Mom."

OK, and I didn't turn quite enough.  Mom kept trying and we kept turning to face her.  It was great fun!

Mom had this idea for Dad to toss a little pebble out in front of us to make a little noise so we'd look that way, but ...

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"What was that?!!?"
"Like I'm going to fall for that one!"

And then there is this one:

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I have no idea.

Good one, Mom!

There was a city worker guy in a truck who was sticking those "don't dig here" flags all over the place.  We thought we should watch him for a minute or two.

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"Hey, mister!  Whatcha doing?"
"Hello?  No, we have no idea why our mom won't stop laughing."

After that "break", we tried again.  We kept trying to face Mom and she kept running all around the place, trying to get behind us.

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"Wait!  What are you DOING, Mom?!?"
"I'm ready!"
Then Maggie was ready, but ...

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"OK, I'm all set!"
"I'm not!"

And then I was ready, but ...

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"Hang on a sec ..."
"Did you get the shot, Mom?"

Maggie didn't want to look the other way in this one, but Dad did the pebble toss thing again.

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"What the heck is that?  It's not grasshopper season yet, is it?"
"Not yet, Mags.  Is anyone else getting bored?"

We thought we should have another break after that, so ...

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"Tag, you're it!"
"Gonna get you, Cam!"

What?  It's a cool action shot, right?  Showing how strong and durable our harnesses are.  Right?

OK, not what Mom was after.  But then we gave her this:

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"Mom should be happy with this one!"
"I should think so!"

Mom just kept laughing, said something about "the one time she wanted us to not look in her general direction",  and said we'd try it again another day. Works for us -- as long as she brings lots of treats again!

Cammie!

19 comments:

  1. That was a great action shot! Our mom is jelly over those harnesses butt she is too cheap to buy them for us. Maybe one day Santa Paws will bring us some.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  2. Hahahaha! For the record, we would likely do the same thing - and we're very impressed with your dedication to the art of NOT doing what your Mom wants!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Daisy the Bandersnatch

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  3. Good job ignoring flashy beast! You always crack us up because there are all serious pictures than attack!!!! Bitey face
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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  4. Clapping wildly at your backs of disrespect. You know sometimes there are just OTHER things that are more interesting than moms w cameras
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  5. I think you gave her some PAWESOME shots. What the woof is she complaining about?

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  6. Love that last shot-you two are such comics. At least it isn't snowing!
    Wags,
    Noreen and Hunter

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  7. We luff seeing you two being all Sibe-like. We didn't know any until we met you, neither did Mom. Oh, and you two are so fierce with the play fights!

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  8. wow - we excel at the "not looking" at mom when she has the camera. Do you two need lessons?? MOL

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  9. Gosh you worked sooo hard fur those TREATS and you do look gorgeous in you new harness, I is luffing the colours
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  10. Oh girls, we couldn't help laughing, but that was naughty - poor Mom. Next time you be careful to do as you're told, otherwise you may not get any treats at all!
    You don't know how lucky you are to have such a clever Mom who makes such beautiful leashes (we call them leads this side of the pond). My harnesses and my leads used to belong to the dogs before me, I have to make do with maybe even third hand stuff ! I've told my peep, because she has a sewing machine, that I'd love a fab. leash like yours, and she said "so would I" !!

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  11. That was from me, Inca xx

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  12. WAY TO GO GALS... You did a super job of accomplishing EXACTLY what your mom DIDN'T want you to do. WE say BRAVO... WELL DONE.
    Those are grrrreat leashes and harnesses... butt we still like the ones from YESTERDAY the bestest... beclaws YOU helped to Make them.

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  13. You are all too funny. But Mom says she can relate as she worked very hard to get our Sunday back selfie:)

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

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  14. Great job keeping your Mama on her toes!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  15. Your mum has no idea. She should have just told you to look at her, because of course then you wouldn't!

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  16. Gotta make the peeps work for it, right girls
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  17. The pebble toss had mom laughing like a hyena☺ Love that last shot, girls!

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  18. What fun you had, great job Girls!

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  19. Hahahaha, you two made your mom work for that shot!

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