Monday, July 27, 2009

Rein Delay

I went to a large Quarter Horse show this weekend and had hoped to capture some of the performance events, like pole bending and barrel racing. Unfortunately, like so much of the month of July, the rain caused more than a few delays in the show schedule. This was what a lot of the horses and riders did for the afternoon.

Waiting ... and more waiting ...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Play Ball!

We went to an Intercounty Baseball League game on the weekend at Labatt Memorial Park here in London, Ontario. Labatt Park is the "oldest continually operating baseball grounds in the world", with a history dating back to 1877. It's a great place for a baseball game, right downtown, but you really don't feel that it's that close to the city's core.
These few photos tell a little about the intensity of play, and the big-on-family atmosphere the club promotes.
Oh, the London Majors (in white) did win over the Kitchener Panthers, 8-7.

I had to look twice at the catcher's mitt to see the ball neatly caught tight in his glove.

As part of the family theme, every couple of innings there would be some kind of little competition, candy toss or relay. This was a base running race, where a slew of kids started off between home plate and first, and ran all the way around the outside of the diamond, back to where they started.Somebody did pick out a winner, although I'm not sure how! But they all had fun ...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Air Rustle

Going deep ....

Ooooof ... rough landing ... how undignified ...

Gotitgotitgotit ...

Ahhhhhh ... my reward ...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Agility ... for Fun!

This was just a casual group of agility enthusiasts giving a bit of a demo today. Although I've "played at" agility (and loved it!), I've never shot it before, and really just wanted to capture some of the fun from the dogs' perspectives.

In typical high drive border collie fashion, this fellow could hardly contain himself at the start line.

He barely stopped barking for his entire run and every time that he ran, too!

These two shelties were senior citizens also, but you'd never know it from their enthusiasm.

And this is Dexter, a 10 year old cocker, just having the time of his life. What a grin!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Puppy Play

At 7 weeks and a bit, the puppies are outside a lot and loving it!

"Should I or shouldn't I? Hmmmmm ... maybe not ..."

"Uncle! Uncle! Uncle!"

"I said, GET OFF!! ... and I really mean it!"!

Still friends.

Until tomorrow ...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A New Friend

"Hey kid, you sneaking up on me?"

"You want a what?"

"Well ... all right ... I guess you're not so bad ... "

Canadian, Please

This is great ... and done by two local (London) people. Happy Canada Day!