Saturday, 19 March 2011

Pip Goes to Town

Pip, to be honest, isn’t very well socialized. And I blame myself for that – I should have forced mum to let her in the car. But alas, she’s only allowed in the car occasionally. Today I made sure Pip was on her best behaviour in the car, so that she would be allowed there a lot more in future. We were visiting my Granny who lives in a town just 15 minutes away, but first we had to stop for some essentials at the local supermarket.

For a country dog, the town (never mind city!) is a scary, loud, bustling place. There are more than four people there, more than two cars and more than one Land Rover there too. Pip was on edge from the moment she set paw on the unfamiliar concrete. Even the birds here were different…

Looking to the sky...

You will be able to tell from every photo in this post what Pip’s current mood is.

I was very thankful when mum returned with full shopping bags so that we could head to the suburbs, just down the road. Surprisingly, Pip’s mood didn’t change much.

I brought out an old chair into the back garden, one which Sheila and Ben have posed on too. Pip wasn’t impressed.

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For yesterday’s Daily Shoot, this was my photo (and yes, I did remember to tweet it):
Convey warmth in a photograph today.

Pip

The chair reminded me of the summer. It’s a summer chair, that is. (It was a cold day – what did you expect?).

Another photo demonstrating that Pip is super-huge:

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She was by now getting much more relaxed, so when we went into the house, she was relaxed as… um… a relaxed thing.

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And just as we were leaving (*sigh*), the sun came out.

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But, I’m sure for Pip, the best part was going home.

Pip

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14 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos, beautiful Pip. A few more short trips into town should help make her feel more comfortable. And some tasty treats while she is visiting might help too:)

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  2. What a lovely girl she is:)
    And coming from one who adopted an unsocialized dog, please, please, please work with Pip now to get her used to strange people and places. Makes life so much simpler for you and Pip in the end:)

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  3. Lovely photos of a lovely girl ... Pip just keeps getting more beautiful by the day.

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  4. Keep trying Pip. Kiska really struggled with anything to do with other people, but now looks forward to her trips to town.

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  5. Aww...Pip had a big adventure. I bet everything is new and kind of scary for her. Great shots on the bench. :)

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  6. Great peektures! A few more trips & treats will make her feel more comfortable going into town. :)

    Woofs,
    Pepsi

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  7. What a beautiful dog!! Definitely has 'country' written all over him though!

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  8. You are such a gorgeous girl, Pip!!!

    Would you love to come over for some socialising lessons? They're a speciality of mine!

    Woofs,
    Tommy

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  9. Now, if there had been some sheep in that town.....

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  10. Oh Little Pip,I am sorry the sounds of town scared you. I live in a BIG, loud city and sometimes the noise still frightens me after all these years!

    Your pal, BIG Pip

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  11. Oh pretty Pip - you certainly did look uneasy in that 1st pic. She's such a lovely girl, though - so photogenic!

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  12. Pip's a beauty! Great pic's!

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