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Swimming Lessons and Winter Landscapes

By LynneJoyce  
I have opened with the shot with the 'Aaaaaah' factor, Ansel wearing his swimming hat (a new development this week) and giving me the 'How can you do this to me mummy' look. I have chosen this one from this week's session in a blatant attempt to grab attention. The rest were taken last week, before the swimming hat indignity. The rather stylish bathrobe was last week's bonus.

Please be assured that Ansel was not harmed or even mildly traumatised during these photo shoots!

These images were captured at The Canine Health and Hydro Centre in Lancashire where we are trying to help him overcome his fear of water. This is very necessary if I am going to be able to walk him by the canal with confidence because the cyclists who ride on the towpath on the way to and from Leeds are lunatic enough to terrify me into jumping in, let alone nervy Ansel.

The location of the centre is picturesque so I have included some landscape shots. It is within sight of the famous Pendle Hill that you can see in the background of some of the landscape shots. Our trips over the Penines thus far have been characterised by foul weather episodes, snow, hail and gale force winds. In these images you can see snow and fascinating skies.

Thank you for viewing and I hope that you enjoy at least some of these images.

Tags: Landscape Lancashire Swimming Pendle hill Pets and captive animals Canine Health and Hydro Canine Action



ColleenA Plus
10 505 11 Australia
16 Feb 2018 8:38AM
A delightful set Lynne...Ansel looks so adorable in his swimming outfits and those landscapes are amazing...my award at midnight as have run out of them
Fefe Plus
11 84 49 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2018 9:14AM
Lovely varied set Lynne....love the doggy onesGrinGrinGrin
RonnieAG Plus
13 154 119 Scotland
16 Feb 2018 9:26AM
What a good idea for Ansel although I had no idea such was available: hope it works out for you and him.
Love your winter shots too.
capto Plus
10 7.2k 33 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2018 9:31AM
A cracking set but the lead is a show stopper.Smile
ddolfelin 11 103 3 Wales
16 Feb 2018 10:26AM
Fascinating set, Lynne.
Some great skies and cute pics.
cats_123 Plus
19 5.2k 31 Northern Ireland
16 Feb 2018 11:04AM
11&13 stand out,apart from the lead 😁
dales Plus
7 13 Australia
16 Feb 2018 11:09AM
Such a beautiful & varied set Lynne , terrific captures & love the adorable Ansell , great to see him overcoming hie fear of water , have not seen this before SmileSmileSmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
16 Feb 2018 11:51AM
Poor Ansel looks rather nervous and not too happy about being in water! Great set Lynne, and of the snowy winter scenes too Smile
Thanks for the emails of mods of my Louise images...can't think why I'd prefer the second one...!! BlushBlush
Trev Smile
sawsengee 16 6 42 Malaysia
16 Feb 2018 12:12PM
wonderful set.....love the lead image & its visual framing Smile
16 Feb 2018 12:24PM
Ah poor thing, I'm sure he would be a lot happier playing in the snow in your other shots Lynne. But like you say, it has to be done and at least he seems to like the trainer. A lovely friendly looking dog young Ansel. Smile

prabhusinha 15 5 5 India
16 Feb 2018 12:48PM
An adorable set
Daisymaye Plus
14 26 24 Canada
16 Feb 2018 2:36PM
Each image is beautiful Lynne. Your Ansel ones are adorable and I see his eye always looking at you or for you. Also, the area where this is looks lovely and must be really something to view in summer. Of course the lead is my favourite.
Nikonuser1 Plus
10 175 16 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2018 3:43PM
A great set Lynne SmileSmile

16 Feb 2018 4:29PM
A wonderful collection of images of gorgeous landscapes and Ansel the Amphian.
I do hope his 'therapy' is successful, Lynne.

Richard Smile
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2018 5:36PM
a lovely set Lynne, has the ahh factor
and those landscapes and snow..wow!
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
16 Feb 2018 5:55PM
My favorite is the one with Ansel in his robin's egg blue bathrobe--Kudos for this story making image and the others in the set!
pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2281 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2018 6:48PM
I hope Ansel is doing well at his swimming lessons, and hopefully you see some progress in his overcoming his fear of water.
gajewski 18 10 9 United States
16 Feb 2018 6:55PM
i love how you have Ansel peering over the edge of the frame.
Fred263 11 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2018 7:10PM
Superb set of images, Lynne.
Ansel looks lovely.
The lead is stunning.
nonur 14 18 13 Turkey
16 Feb 2018 7:26PM
All are wonderful, but the lead image is matchless, Lynne.
Drighlynne 11 131 1 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2018 8:32AM
A fabulous set Lynne, V11 & 13 my favourites. Is Ansel happier swimming yet?
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2018 10:59PM
So very appealing... Beautiful Lynne... Isabel GrinGrin

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