Friday, August 28, 2009

#229-365 Paws

I went back to the Dog Park at Noosa that I have talked about before, where I met "Echo" the most gorgeous of Long Haired German Shepherds I have ever met. The usual crowd was there and they were all having a ball, not the one that Echo has as he wasn't giving that up to anyone. There must have been 20 dogs there when I was there, and Wolf who you met in my Canine Companions posting was still the big dog on the block and kept everyone in line. One new dog came into the park and started to become a bit rambunctious with a few of the smaller dogs, in a flash Wolf was there to lay down the law, with one low growl, and right behind him was Echo a very effective looking deputy in my opinion. The surprising thing for me was that Wolf and Echo then went and checked on all the dogs in turn, greeting them in a friendly fashion as if to reasure them. The New dog stayed, had a lot of fun and play wrestling, caused no trouble but never came too close to either Wolf or Echo, who both seemed oblivious to his existence.

8 comments:

~Val said...

Lovely dog...never seen this long-haired breed before. Nice of him to "paws" during his play to pose for you ;-D

lijola said...

Big dogs scare me, but he is awfully handsome.

Chesney said...

What a gorgeous dog! Isn't watching dogs interact fun? They are a lot like people - I'd say you have met the leaders of the pack! :)

Iona said...

There is a hierarchy and code of conduct in the dog's world and these dogs made perfect use of it. What's more, you described it perfectly. This dog is beautiful. I love those piercing eyes. You've captured Echo's very essence perfectly. You did good. And grand narrative too.

shadowsandhighlights said...

Dogs are amazing creatures! Just love them! This shot is gorgeous, not just because the dog is gorgeous (he is) but the way you've composed this to have the sunlight just brushing the highlights on his beautiful coat. Wonderful shot!

ellens365 said...

You caught the light perfectly on this handsome guy. Nice shot and nice to know that the dog park is well patroled.

mljrbg said...

He looks kind of scary and cute at the same time. Cute with the ball in his mouth and his tongue hanging out.

Clara said...

Beautiful dog. His eyes are amazing.