Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sadie's work here is done

Almost every day -- usually in the evening -- Sadie plays leap-frog with the dog beds in the living room. If I'm in an adjoining room I'll hear her woof, which means she's play-bowing -- oftentimes to no one in particular. Then I'll hear some panting, which means she's running around in circles. Then she'll run to one of three dog beds in the living room, place her front paws on the bed and pull the bed underneath while simultaneously leaping over it. This will go on for perhaps a minute or two. I say that Sadie is going "crackerdog".

Katie often watches as a spectator from a dog bed not subject to Sadie going crackerdog, although at times she does try to get Sadie to play with her. But on this occasion I caught Katie surveying Sadie's handiwork after she went crackerdog. I think the expression on Katie's face sums up her feelings better than I could describe them in words.

Katie surveys Sadie's handiwork after she played leap-frog with the dog beds. 

(Shot with the Nikon D300 using the 18-200mm zoom at 20mm; program mode;camera chose 1/30 sec and f/3.5 at ISO 2200; matrix-metered; processed in Lightroom with blue filter preset; normal JPG.) 


  1. Quirky routines are so funny. Would love to some frozen action shots of Sadie leap-frogging.

  2. You described this so well. Hilarious!

  3. Blueberry does the same thing with the beds! She can, and does, move them from one end of the living room to the other, and sometimes stacks them up. We just have to laugh at her!

    I love Katie's expression! That does pretty much sum it up!

  4. Love the expression, and your description. :)

  5. an action shot of sadie while she's leap-frogging is on my to-do list. if you go to the last page of my "our greyhounds" gallery you'll find a couple of short videos of sadie's leap-frogging.

  6. Some video would be hilarious:) I can understand Katie's disgust at Sadie's bed rearranging efforts!