The past week was so mild that all our snow melted. We’re not complaining because, much as we enjoy the snow, we enjoy seeing grass so much more.
We recently took Ray on his usual afternoon walk and, at one point, we were alongside a grass area which sloped upwards and away from the sidewalk. On that grass slope, and a short distance away, was a lone dandelion flower. It was so pretty that Carol said that she was going to stop and take a pic of it with her phone. Carol had the leash, and so steered Ray up onto the grass where she asked him to sit.
I usually walk behind when Carol has the leash. Not only does the sidewalk get a little “crowded” with the three of us walking side by side, but I can also block any person from coming up and surprising Ray from behind. Of course I also get so much pleasure in just watching him walking in his now really carefree manner. He kind of bounces along!
As we were approaching the sloping grass section, Ray stopped suddenly to checkout some interesting scents and I ended up in front of them. From that position, I heard Carol express delight at seeing this lonely dandelion flower. I turned to wait for them just as she asked Ray to sit … and I then watched as Ray went into his sit position … directly on top of the dandelion!
A few attempts later, and with Ray’s left paw very close to it, the dandelion pic was captured!
Ray has often accidentally sabotaged photograph opportunities, such that we are beginning to wonder “Is it really accidental … or does he have an odd sense of humor?”