Do dogs get moody like humans do?
I can get very moody at times and our dogs always pick up on it. They seem to be so tuned in to us and probably one of the top reasons why dogs are our best friends. But do dogs get moody like we humans do? Do they have the same emotions? In my opinion, I believe they do. Melancholic is probably a better way to describe when dogs get moody. They seem to stare into the distance and make us wish we knew what they were thinking about. If only they could talk. The conversations we could have.
Rain, rain and more rain
We continued to receive copious amounts of rainfall here in Wootton this week. I’ve had to once again postpone my sessions booked for this weekend as the ground is sopping wet which makes it impossible to cut the fast growing grass. Even a full day of sunshine on Tuesday didn’t make a dent on drying things out. Thankfully we had a couple of hours of dry weather on Wednesday when I had a family session for my niece and her family who travelled up from Sydney.
I was planning to go out today to shoot for this week’s theme. I attempted, but the dogs were too interested in playing footy with giant smiles on their faces so it wasn’t going to work and I wasn’t in the mood to lie in the wet grass to photograph them.
Looking back to this time last year
So what was it like here exactly a year ago? We were in severe drought, so bad that the brown grass crackled under our feet. We also had a guest here for a few weeks. His name is Dude and he was in foster care at that time looking for his forever home. His foster family had a holiday planned in Asia so he came to stay with us for a holiday of his own.
Dude was very withdrawn and timid when he first arrived. I was a little worried he’d race off down the dirt road following his foster family as they drove off so we kept him securely on leash for the first 24 hours in our care.
BEYOND DAY 1
By day two he really settled in and discovered Henry was great fun to hang out with. We were able to let him run without fear of him escaping.
He just wanted to hang out with Henry and the #3dogkateers and didn’t appear to be homesick any longer.
Dude was simply having too much fun.
A MELANCHOLIC MOMENT
A week in, Dude was a little melancholic and hung out on the deck looking wistfully into the distance. Was he missing his foster family, or was he thinking about dinner time? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
LIFE’S TOO SHORT, LET’S PLAY!
It wasn’t long before Dude was back to his energetic, goofy and playful self. He loved playing but he also loved exploring the farm.
Dude’s foster family drove back up to the farm to pick him up. Even though he’d had the best time ever on the farm, he was so happy to see them he jumped in the car without so much as a thank you, that’s “Baw Raw” in dogspeak!
Dude went on to finally get adopted the same week as his brother… such a coincidence as they both spent a long time in foster care after being rescued as young pups from a country NSW Pound.
A huge thank you to Denise at Paws who rescued Dude and his brother, and also his foster family who treated him like one of their own whilst they shared their home with him.
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Dogs’ lives truly are too short. I’m learning that now with my senior dog Daisy. Don’t wait until it’s too late, make a date and come visit us for your dog’s very own farm photography experience. Let’s get some stunning artwork up on your walls for generations to come. Let’s create a visual legacy for your dog.