Current mood: stressed
Yesterday, Elizabeth had her first professional photo shoot at the studio. Our photographer is a genius when it comes to working with animals. He lets them wander the studio until they get bored, then he begins snapping pictures – able to hold their attention. I was in a majority of the shots with Elizabeth, but she was definitely the star!! I only saw a couple of the frames due to time constraints, but I was extremely impressed with how photogenic she is; nothing like her mama, I assure you.
When we were finished, Elizabeth and I went outside to walk by the lake. She took off running, dragging me behind her, and dove into the weeds. Unfortunately, she had found a nesting mother duck! The duck flew into the lake, and Elizabeth sniffed all the eggs in the nest. I felt horrible about the whole situation; but as soon as we walked away, mother duck returned to her eggs, and Ebie and I left her alone. Though that duck was safe from stalking – the rest were not so fortunate. Before I knew what was happening, Elizabeth was off again, this time, diving into the water and paddling after the ducks that were quacking and swimming away. The leash is only 15 feet long, so she couldn't go as far as she wanted – which suited the ducks just fine. She continued to doggie paddle for a few more minutes, after which I called her back. She came bounding up the bank and shook as much water as she could onto me.
We ran back to the studio, said goodbye to everyone and drove home to our new little house in our midtown neighborhood. I changed shoes, grabbed the leash, and locked the door. Elizabeth and I then went on a leisurely walk to Memorial Park. She was having so much fun sniffing everything and running along – trying to make friends with the birds and the squirrels and the bunnies and pretty much anything that caught her attention. She actually met a couple of dogs who live near us – and she appeared to enjoy their company. Harvey and Foo Foo are their names, I believe. Harvey (a giant boxer) would decide that he was tired, and just lie down wherever he was – causing his owner and Foo Foo the other dog, to stop walking and begin coaxing. Hee hee
Anyway – I am irritated as all get out today so I will end this before I start on a rant that should be better left unsaid!
PERSONAL NOTE: Get over yourself – seriously!