Desert Dog Looking for Trouble-bark for me dog photography

bark for me dog photography
bark for me dog photography

Desert Dog Looking for Trouble
Our dog, Mica, loves to hike in the Arizona desert. There are places we go that are isolated and we feel comfortable to let her roam off the leash. While she usually gets ahead of us, she knows enough to stop and wait.

Last Saturday, however, on our way back down the trail we lost track of her. I called for her. Nothing. I whistled and heard a faint bark from behind us. Heading back up the trail, every time I whistled I heard a responding bark. But being in a canyon, the sound reverberated and I couldn’t tell from which direction it was coming.

After about 10 minutes I finally located her–on the other side of a sharp ravine, caught in a thicket of brambles. It took me another 5 minutes to descend the steep ravine and climb above where she was caught.

Using my walking stick I was able to push enough of the brambles aside, giving her enough wriggle room to turn herself around to where she could climb up on the small opening I had created.

bark for me dog photography
bark for me dog photography

meet moss the dog & his red ball
i met moss on a farm my friend works on, my friend had previously told me moss was a bit of a legend and that i had to meet him.

So i went down one summers evening and he really is the most amazing dog, full of life and energy but at the same time really gentle and funny. He has this red ball that he cannot be without and for the 4 hours i was with him all he wanted was for me to throw it for him to fetch. We had a BBQ and most dogs would be after some scraps or the odd sausage but not moss he just kept looking at us, slowly nudging this ball nearer and nearer to us, until we threw it again for him. Arrghh i wanted to take him home so bad! lol

Well that’s moss anyway, his love for the ball gave me chance to get some cool photos =]


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