We walked up to the area around the water tower, and Mom wanted us to sit for a photo. We sat facing her -- remember, she had treats! -- but she said, "Turn the other way! C'mon, girls, be Siberian!" It was really weird. We didn't want to look away; she had treats.
She got on the other side of us, so we turned, then she ran around the other side again ...
|"Hey, Cam. What's over there?"|
"I don't know ..."
Well, we weren't LOOKING at her! But I guess she wanted a good shot of our backs. Showing the harnesses. Apparently, she was trying to recreate this photo for the good folks at CTC Dog Gear -- our harness makers. Oh. OK. We sort of turned ... and ...
"Not the best background, Mom."
OK, and I didn't turn quite enough. Mom kept trying and we kept turning to face her. It was great fun!
Mom had this idea for Dad to toss a little pebble out in front of us to make a little noise so we'd look that way, but ...
|"What was that?!!?"|
"Like I'm going to fall for that one!"
And then there is this one:
|I have no idea.|
Good one, Mom!
There was a city worker guy in a truck who was sticking those "don't dig here" flags all over the place. We thought we should watch him for a minute or two.
|"Hey, mister! Whatcha doing?"|
"Hello? No, we have no idea why our mom won't stop laughing."
After that "break", we tried again. We kept trying to face Mom and she kept running all around the place, trying to get behind us.
|"Wait! What are you DOING, Mom?!?"|
|"OK, I'm all set!"|
And then I was ready, but ...
|"Hang on a sec ..."|
"Did you get the shot, Mom?"
Maggie didn't want to look the other way in this one, but Dad did the pebble toss thing again.
|"What the heck is that? It's not grasshopper season yet, is it?"|
"Not yet, Mags. Is anyone else getting bored?"
We thought we should have another break after that, so ...
|"Tag, you're it!"|
"Gonna get you, Cam!"
What? It's a cool action shot, right? Showing how strong and durable our harnesses are. Right?
OK, not what Mom was after. But then we gave her this:
|"Mom should be happy with this one!"|
"I should think so!"
Mom just kept laughing, said something about "the one time she wanted us to not look in her general direction", and said we'd try it again another day. Works for us -- as long as she brings lots of treats again!