We covered a good bit of ground this morning, pausing once so I could pull out my phone and shoot a makeshift sculpture that I think neighborhood kids created over a park sewer access cover. Charming, isn't it? Throne on a throne?
After more than an hour of hiking, I thought we might relax for awhile, but the dog of endless energy insisted on about two hours of tug-of-war, fetch the ball, tug-of-war, give me something to chew, tug-of-war, fetch, etc.
My satellite generally follows me into each room of the house when I wander, as I try to get things done (or not). When I sat on the bed for a moment, Ziva lay down on the floor. I sat beside her for a pet, and she promptly fit her head in the bottom of my foot and gave me this look:
Within seconds she was asleep.
Without moving my legs, I used the iPhone to try photos from different heights and angles.
After just a few minutes, Ziva awoke and was raring to exercise again. I tossed a ball, which she repeatedly caught, expertly playing caroms off the wall and trees. She distracted herself by attacking a pine cone, which I caught on video. Here is a still frame.
I shot a four second video of her running the ball back to me, shaking it like a captured animal (poor thing, had it been alive), and I like this frame grab, blur and all.
There was a point when this all left me a bit exhausted, but the enthusiasm of my little quadruped companion has me feeling energized at the end of the day. Good deal!