Tuesday, 15 November 2011

a dog and some sticks in the muddy Yarra River

As I said in my previous post, Penny had a swim in the Yarra the other day. The river was running fast, so I threw her sticks quite close to the bank.

But all of a sudden a really interesting, delightfully large stick came speeding along on the current and Penny wanted it.



She followed it along the high bank, looking down and wondering if she could jump that far. And I followed her, hoping she wouldn't do so, but interested to see what she would do about the problem.





But then the stick upped the ante by drifting into a dangerous clump of branches sticking out of the water and Penny began to gather her legs under her, preparing to leap.





It was time for intervention. So I hurried back to a safer entry spot and threw another stick in (a little one was all I could find) and - thank Dog - Penny ran towards me and jumped in to get it.



It must have been a good one, because she carried it all the way back to the car.

8 comments:

curator said...

Thank goodness that Penny recognized "discretion is the better part of valor." She looks so triumphant in that last photo!

Kari in Vegas said...

Glad she didnt go after the dangerous stick

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Stewey said...

Penny - that must have been a wonderful stick!
Stewey

parlance said...

Stewey, I guess we'll never know just how good it might have been...

parlance said...

Curator, thank goodness she isn't overly valorous!

parlance said...

Kari, I must admit I was a little worried.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

I'm glad Penny is safe and went after the little stick instead. I was beginning to worry the big stick was a snake.

parlance said...

Lassiter Chase, it did look a bit like a snake in the photo but not in real life. Thank goodness.