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…
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.
For yesterday’s Daily Shoot, this was my photo (and yes, I did remember to tweet it):
Convey warmth in a photograph today.
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:
She was by now getting much more relaxed, so when we went into the house, she was relaxed as… um… a relaxed thing.
And just as we were leaving (*sigh*), the sun came out.