We headed out to the field Saturday afternoon, newish camera in hand. The goal? Get a video clip of the gang flying around the field at warp speed. Two problems with my plan. First, the pups had been busy all day — they supervised while I picked up branches from the last storm and then they insisted on following the mower for three hours while I whacked the grass down, so they were tuckered out before the project really got started. And the second problem? I am lousy at video photography!! I got motion sickness just reviewing my twenty second clips. I need to work on this. Lots.
I wanted to talk about movement for some reason … maybe I was thinking of all those Olympic athletes that make movement look easy. Maybe it was because my own movement is currently compromised by unhappy back muscles and nerves. Who knows. I just wanted to talk about the freedom of movement and the absolute joy that dogs express when they are having a good romp. But we will have to save that until I can figure out how to video eight dogs in a two acre field without the viewer needing Dramamine!
And so … here are the still shots of the venture. It was a pretty day. The grass is still green in mid-August. It was less then 90 degrees out. All good in the end!
Moving or still … pictures of these guys just make me happy. They give me a giggle. I hope you have a dog (or eight) in your life that gets you moving and make you giggle too!