Just like our dog, Rory, when being indoors feels confining, I’d rather be outside.
Posted in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge with the theme “I’d rather be …”. For other images on this theme click here here
Posted by Carol
Sharing insights and celebrating the creatures and plants that inhabit and enrich suburban spaces, with images mostly from my own garden in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands in South Africa and sometimes from further afield.
Domestic dogs, I'd rather be outside, Nature, Nature photography, Pet dogs, Suburban garden KwaZulu-Natal, Weekly photo challenge
May 11, 2018 at 6:13 am
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May 13, 2018 at 10:48 am
March 20, 2018 at 1:01 pm
What a wonderful photo of Rory looking through the window. I’d like to frame that!
March 21, 2018 at 7:51 pm
March 20, 2018 at 11:12 am
I have similar pics of my dog 🙂 their faces are so expressive!
March 21, 2018 at 7:50 pm
Yes, they are very expressive, and can use that to their advantage 🙂
March 19, 2018 at 7:48 am
I’m 100% with Rory on this one!
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March 20, 2018 at 5:35 am
March 16, 2018 at 2:32 am
Great pair of photos…such longing in those eyes, such joy in that body… 🙂
March 16, 2018 at 7:34 am
Thanks. He is a sweet dog.
March 16, 2018 at 2:28 am
March 16, 2018 at 7:12 am
He is very expressive 🙂
March 15, 2018 at 10:02 pm
He is a handsome dog!
March 16, 2018 at 7:33 am
I think so too 🙂
March 15, 2018 at 9:00 pm
I can assure you Rory would find something better to do in England just now. The whole country is a mudbath. He likes mud? Not this much ….
March 16, 2018 at 7:32 am
Walking in the mud is not much fun – even for Rory. Hope you get better walking weather soon.
March 15, 2018 at 8:31 pm
I’d rather be outside with the dogs.
March 16, 2018 at 7:31 am
With the dogs is good 🙂
March 15, 2018 at 8:28 pm
You and me both! We have finally had two nice days in a row, but rain
and possibly some snow are on tap for the weekend. (Boo!)
March 16, 2018 at 7:30 am
Glad for your good two days and I hope the forecast snow is not too hectic or prolonged. Spring remains elusive it seems. Keep warm!
March 15, 2018 at 8:21 pm
I can relate to that…
March 16, 2018 at 7:13 am
I admit that I am not brave in bad weather though 🙂
Agree…too much wind and rain even keep my dog inside.
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