Last week, I posted about normal gaits in dogs. I needed some photos of dogs moving in the various gaits, so I decided to have Viva, my border collie mix, be a model.
I set up the camera to take a photo twice a second, put Viva on her leash, and started leading her back and forth at the appropriate pace. Soon, however, Solo, my 15 year old Pekingese, became curious about what we were doing.
At first, he was content to follow behind us.
Soon, he figured out that all he had to do was stay still, and we would return to him.
Eventually, he got the zoomies and went off in search of the next adventure.
And Viva and I played fetch.
We had fun. We got some exercise. We got some fun photos (even if they weren’t the pictures we had originally planned). All without leaving the yard.