This is my dog Austin. He gets a good walk/hike every morning, except for Monday and Wednesdays, he's 2nd on the list...he has to stay at home while I do a 1.5 hr Iyengar Yoga class. THEN he gets a walk. Today, it was so beautiful when I got back, that I just grabbed the leash and said to him..."Let's GO!" as soon as I unlocked the door to the house. Well...he ran away from me, circling the dining room table!! After a few minutes of this I got his favourite treats, which usually makes him come running...he wanted them, but kept his distance and laid down and barked at me a few times. "What is going on??" said frustrated me....not really being an expert in dog psychology...I just wondered, what am I doing differently?? After a few minutes of staring him down (I was completely annoyed!) I thought...I didn't take off my boots or my coat when I came in....I wonder....and sure enough...I went downstairs, with him following at a distance, and as soon as I took them off....he ran up to me! Needless to say...we had our walk a little later in the afternoon, I didn't feel like getting dressed for the outside, again....go figure!
In the flurry to get some decent paintings for the members juried show, I forgot to post this painting. This is my 2nd attempt with a painting knife. It's small - a 6X6 gallery wrapped canvas (the rest of the island is wrapped around on the left side!) This is a lighthouse in the Georgia Straight near Vancouver Island outside of Naniamo..if I remember correctly. I think it needs a partner to go with it so I will be doing another one...maybe a fishing boat, or kayakers or a sailboat!