Whoopee!! ~ 3 Years On Flickr!
Barney having LOTS of fun leaping into a local quarry... Shot at the end of last week, on my best friend, Natalie's, 22nd birthday. She'd come up to visit for a few days before her birthday and we went for a nice long walk on the hills that morning (taking both doggies along, of course!). It was a very pretty walk and I only got us lost once!! Oops, sorry Natalie... Without doubt, though Barney's favourite part was when we visited the old quarry, now filled with water. It's been a while since he's had the chance to properly swim and he spent ages repeatedly launching himself off a submerged rock into the water. Not quite sure why it was necessary for him to leap up in the air like this but it made for some funny shots :) More below!
Anyways, can't believe I've been on Flickr three whole years now... The time's really flown by! I ummed and ahhed about joining but am so, so glad I did. This site and the people on it have given me so much joy and inspiration over the past couple of years. I've met so many fantastic people and am always amazed and absolutely thrilled by how many are actually interested in looking at pics of my pups and reading their stories :) When I started I was an absolute novice when it came to taking photos (the first I uploaded here was of Barney playing in water, so posting the above seemed appropriate - hopefully I've improved since then!) and had no idea I would enjoy writing either so it's been quite a learning curve for me - one I wouldn't have experienced without this site...
Thanks very much to everyone who has followed my photos over the past years (especially those who have been keeping up with Barney's adventures right from the start - there are some on here I've "known" for nearly the whole time I've been on Flickr!). Also, thanks for the kind words of encouragement and support both when training Barney and during my time at uni! I hope you'll all continue to enjoy watching and reading about Barney's (and now Dilly's!) life and adventures; I know I'm looking forward to seeing what my old and new friend's alike, share during the next 12 months :) Hope you're all having a good week!