Friday, May 22, 2009

Shall We Dance?

Most of the time when we go outside to play the whole pack goes together. I try each day to get some of the dogs out individually or in pairs. That way we can have quiet times, work on obedience lessons, play a game with a shyer dog, and I get a chance to observe their physical condition and behavior. It's also a great bonding experience.

Yesterday I was taking our blue bandana pictures. For those of you who I haven't contacted yet, on or around June 10 we want to post pictures of our dog friends wearing blue bandanas. If you'd like to join us, please take a picture of your dog wearing a blue bandana and email it to me. If you have more than one dog, you can take individual pictures or group shots, whichever is easier. Be sure to tell me the name of each dog in the pictures so I can post them all.

We have already gotten some pictures in and they are great. The posed shots are top quality, but we've also had some out takes that are hilarious. I think we'll need to do a second post showing them.

Yesterday we decided to do our bandana shots. I did them two dogs at a time and they were pretty funny. The dogs seemed to think it was some special occasion and acted silly. When I took Samba and Fudge into the yard, they were so happy that they did a dance. I managed to get it all in pictures.

First the conversation about this bandana event.

Next the play bow or is it an invitation to dance?.

Look at Fudge's face in this one.

They separate and come together again.

Check this out! All eight feet in the air!

Back off again.

Fudge is off the ground in this one.

Spin around.

Up in the air again!

OK, dance over.

This was all done pretty silently, just a few yips now and then. Samba gave the original signal to start and she decided when it was over. I think I should set it to music. She lived up to her name Boo's Legacy Samba Dancer.


Maggie and Mitch said...

We read about you over at the Dughallmor Beagles bloggie and we wanted to come over and say hi! You guys are CUTE!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Rufus, Indie (and Anita) said...

They look so cute with the blue bandannas! I will send you an e-mail with Indie and Rufus' photos soon!

Dianne said...

Wonderful pictures - I love the eight feet in the air! I'm excited about getting the bandannas!

momsue84 said...

What a delightful dance those two are doing. This world would be a better place if we all danced and played like your pups. And all 8 feet in the air seems like a great idea to me.

Channon said...

Samba Dancer indeed. What a fun set of photos! The girls will have to get into the blue spirit...

silfert said...

Makes me cuckoo for Cocoa Pups!

Sam said...

Good thing for this post - you reminded me that I've got to go out and find myself a blue bandana for Marge to wear!

Looks like they had fun. Very cute with the bandanas, too.

gaylen said...

Love the dance. Fudge you are a doll. Although Samba is pretty darn cute and a good dancer.

I missed the new memo. I was waiting for banadana in the mail. Should I just tie on some blue and take photos? g

soulbrush said...

tee hee they are much lighter on their feet than most humans!

LizzieJane said...

I think you should enter them in Dancing with the Stars! What wonderful pic's, I think they were having a lot of fun.

Anonymous said...

They had me laughing out loud.

StellaStar said...

What are the blue bandanas for? Any specific cause or "just 'cause"? I think it's an awesome idea either way, and I'd love to be a part of it!