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Companionable Canines

By LynneJoyce  
These were taken yesterday during the walk in Bingley St Ives with my friend Sylvia and her adorable (though mud loving) Retriever Rowli. The sequence featuring him in V's 12, 13, & 14 clearly demonstrate why every lens should be fitted with a UV filter and why you should always carry a good lens cleaning cloth.

We met up with two dog walkers and their charges and we and the dogs had a lovely, companionable time. It was an interesting challenge to capture this whilst we and the dogs were all walking briskly and the light was iffy. At least it didn't rain.

Our walking routes are restricted by the fact that more than 1,000 trees are being felled to prevent the further spread of phytophthora ramorum, a disease which kills a number of tree species. The felling is taking place in Betty’s Wood where we usually walk and will remove all the larch and sweet chestnut trees which have either been infected or are threatened with infection. I am trying record the before, during and after shots of this.

Things here are still very tough but as you can see I am getting back into the habit of taking my camera out with me. Life goes on!

Tags: Pets and captive animals Dog walkers Bingley St Ives


DeSilver Plus
12 14 12 England
21 Sep 2017 7:05PM
Looks like a fantastic day out.
🐕 dogs are certainly good company never complaining no matter how wet the going gets.


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helenlinda Plus
13 366 22 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2017 7:30PM
How do you start to clean up after all that mud !!
Wonderful selection
21 Sep 2017 7:38PM
Fabulous set of images
prabhusinha 12 5 5 India
21 Sep 2017 7:54PM
My God U took so much trouble
Drighlynne Plus
9 125 1 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2017 8:29PM
Lots of dogs there to keep you company. Plenty of making a fuss of them. Look like someone is going to do some doggy bathing. Lovely set.
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
21 Sep 2017 9:05PM
Oh Dear! I hope you had a place to allow the retriever to swim off all that mud--

I like the idea of a Doggie Play Date! and a reporter to record their fun!
ade123 7 285 1 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2017 10:13PM
A lovely set of images Lynne.
Looks as though the dogs had a great time especially in all that slushy mud

11 10 10 England
21 Sep 2017 10:14PM
A lovely way to spend your time.Smile
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2017 1:37AM
Looks like doggy heaven in those woods - love V2 especially like they've got the place all to themselves. Great to see you take such car with your presentation as always.
A hobby which is a passion is wonderful to give us a reason to get out of bed.
Kate Grin
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
22 Sep 2017 9:07AM
Looks such a great place to get away from the bustle of everyday life and enjoy dog walking at the same time.
This set will ring back happy memories of a great walk, even if it proved to be a bit muddy.
V 13 and 14 remind me of the day we took Brodie a walk in the forest and within minutes he was up to his midriff in liquid oily mud........what a job cleaning him later.
Fefe Plus
8 50 33 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2017 10:09AM
Rowli cannot use our bathroomWink
22 Sep 2017 11:04AM
Love those dirty dog's Lynne Smile
I feel as if I've been on a walk myself after viewing these Wink

Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2017 11:47AM
It really is a dog's haven, all that mud and a large area
to exercise
a lovely set Lynne
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2017 1:46PM
Outstanding set Lynne... Beautifully caught...
Isabel GrinGrin
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2149 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2017 10:03PM
They do love mud! But I also remember a long-haired dog of mine loving to roll over in fresh cow pats, especially green ones, then standing up to allow it to slowly run down all sidesTongue.
xwang 11 56 8
24 Sep 2017 11:23AM
Amusing and interesting,. I can see one of the dogs bathing well...Grin Keep well, Lynne.
capto Plus
8 6.3k 20 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2017 10:16PM
A great set, love the mud bath.Smile

Enjoyed the poem.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
1 Oct 2017 11:29AM
A fine set of doggy pics, Lynne! Smile
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