Cee’s challenge this week was to take photos outside your home. She instructed us to go for a short walk, no more than 100 steps. I’m going to admit right now, I broke this rule. When I have Miles in tow, I have to tire him out some before he’ll allow me to fiddle with my camera settings. But I liked the idea of photographing something new in my neighborhood.
We headed to Brompton Cemetery. When we arrived I realized I forgot his red ball. Miles likes a routine. We walk to an isolated spot and then we play fetch. He loves it. And I love that it wears him out. Then I can take photos.
Improvising I grabbed a stick, and wandered to one of the secluded areas. There are several spots that have a bench and are surrounded by trees and shrubs. It’s a great place to play with Miles who really doesn’t like other dogs, and is always overly excited to see people. Not many people love having a muddy dog jumping all over them.
So there I was, doing my best matador impression, twirling about in my purple vest, taunting Miles with a stick. Now remember, Miles is a small dog. I’m assuming passersby could only see me. To make matters worse, occasionally I would shout, “Good boy!” or “You almost got me that time.” I shudder to think what my neighbors think of me.
I was somewhat successful tiring out Miles. I was more successful making myself dizzy. I sat down on the bench. I tried not to be too disappointed since I wasn’t spying anything new in the cemetery. Then I saw something green. And he was cute!
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