Sunday, March 09, 2008

The story behind the pic

I met this handsome Lab last weekend at Sandy Hook. He/she looked much like any other Lab out for a walk on a sunny day: friendly, goofy, a bit bored with the lack of any cookies or tennis balls to chase...

but then the Lab was suddenly transformed into the great hunter and regal protector after finally (!) spotting...

the sly fox hiding in the ramparts...

;-)

These two stared at each other for a bit, the Lab whining some and wanting to give chase. I learned an important lesson; if there are no cookies to grab the dog's eye, a small furry creature like a fox (or a squirrel) will do to get *that* look on the face of a Lab.

3 comments:

egretsnest said...

It's a magnificent picture and yes, a furry creature will give that look. When show dogs are photographed, there is almost always someone standing to the side out of the frame squeeking a toy and making it drop in just the right spot to get *that* look! Using a real fox is not east a dog shows! :)

bobbie said...

Both really great photos!
And a neat little story. wish I'd been there to observe it.

RuthieJ said...

You can tell by that fox's face that it knows it can outwit any old black lab!