Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Secret

Willing to almost fall in the pond...but not quite...
 and watch with a delighted smile as the dogs get wet and mucky, able to forget about showers and washing towels in the joy of seeing your dog happy...
 ...going with the flow...
 ...serving delicious cool water when things get hot...
 ...backing out of brushwood we all stormed into in the heat of the chase, after a glimpse of something fleet-footed fleeing apace...
 ...jumping over streams...
 ...and of course stopping to watch the cats and pigeons...
 ...making sure we all pack up and head for home just at the right moment...
 ...the secret to a happy dog...have more than one!
Photos by Lelantos

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hunting World

'The dog is reactive not proactive - he reacts in the moment to all that is going on around him, this moment. Now. This heartbeat. The previous heartbeat is in the past, the next in the future. The dog really is a very simple soul, living in the moment not worrying about tomorrow or the day after...there is no such thing in a dog's mind that equates with "going for a walk". He goes hunting...'
Source: Lez Graham (2010) The Pet Gundog-a common sense approach to dog training. AuthorHouse UK

 Photos by Lelantos

Saturday, April 25, 2015


The world's wealthiest one billion people  consume the equivalent of the Earth's entire sustainable yield. More than half of all accessible surface fresh water is used by humanity. (WWF. Living Planet Report 2002)
Photos by Lelantos

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Suum Cuique

 Humans look at flowers, setters look at birds, a great reminder that not everyone goes to the park for the same thing...
Photos by Lelantos

Thursday, April 16, 2015


Everyone goes to their corner to eat, Luna chewing intently, Claire getting to scrunching and munching with gusto...finally stealing Nobu's longer bone in exchange for her shorter one...he's so laid back, he doesn't mind, and then Luna stole Nobu's shorter bone (tasty marrow to slurp) in exchange for her longer one...what goes around comes around :P

Monday, April 13, 2015

Bony Bubba

 Photos by Lelantos
This was such a sunny warm day on our short spring break in Nasu, I took off Luna's little snuggly sweater and let the sun shine free on her wee body. She's getting to be such a bony bubba, almost painful to see, but she has that same lust for life and joy of being, a jaunty confidence in all her movements now, and what an appetite! She's just waiting for the next treat :) Nothing but skin and bones, I wonder where it all goes...but I am so proud of her beautiful feathers, only a happy wagging tail can grow such luxurious healthy feathers.