Freedom

Oh, to have a large expanse of ice-covered lake to run on.

The wide spaces just call to you – beckon you

To unfurl from your winter hibernation and

Stretch those legs so that you are

Flying across the ice with the wind in your hair.

Nothing beats the sheer pleasure

Of that flying freedom.

Not even the fact that the human is blowing on her whistle and wants us to come back. Now!

(Yup – those obedience lessons really paid off!)

Oh – and you know the drill: click the photo to see it in its full glory…

For more obedient pets, go visit: Pet Pride!

32 responses

  1. We’re FREE – YIPPEE!

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    February 14, 2010 at 11:27

  2. SirPe

    Sure they’re obedient, it’s just that they’re obeying the call of the wild! Wouldn’t you?

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    February 14, 2010 at 11:42

  3. Amy

    Oh to have four legs while running- hahahaha…Happy Valentines Day!!!

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    February 14, 2010 at 12:16

  4. Love the image of “flying freedom”! Beautiful! And the photo filled with a huge expanse of white snow and two small free spirits is quite dramatic!

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    February 14, 2010 at 12:20

    • PJ

      Thanks for stopping by my place and saying hi! It allowed me to discover you for myself…and what a discovery! Lovely words and beautiful images.

      You have no ‘followers’ option in wordpress, so I opted to received email notification of your posts.

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      February 14, 2010 at 12:36

      • Oh, I’m honoured. Hope to see you back here soon. (WordPress doesn’t have followers – I think that is a Blogger thing! πŸ˜‰

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        February 14, 2010 at 12:55

  5. I think I would like snow better if I were a dog.

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    February 14, 2010 at 13:03

  6. Ahh, the outdoors and dogs—-no one can stop ’em πŸ™‚

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    February 14, 2010 at 15:14

  7. Dogs and snow – so much fun to see, until they run back in shaking all the icicles off.

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    February 14, 2010 at 16:20

  8. I know how the dogs feel πŸ™‚ This beautiful shot calls me into the silent, frozen woods….

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    February 14, 2010 at 16:59

  9. The phrase in our house is “A word from me and they do as they like!”. It applies to both humans and non-humans…

    Having said that – if I were a dog in that landscape, I think I would just run for the fun of it!

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    February 14, 2010 at 17:15

  10. They must have seen some bunny or something to chase after. You canΒ΄t stop that “call of the wild”! πŸ™‚ Lovely scenery! Like a winter wonderland!

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    February 14, 2010 at 18:07

    • It wasn’t a bunny.. it’s just the huge expanse of ice to run on! They love it.

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      February 14, 2010 at 19:24

  11. She looks so happy and excited!

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    February 14, 2010 at 18:16

  12. Ah, the doggies do know how to have fun in the snow! Last year when we had soooo much snow and neither dog had seen it before, they really went crazy! Sam had problems because his legs are too short to keep him high enough off the ground — didn’t know what to with all that cold stuff on his tummy!! Fun shots, Ladyfi! May you all have a very Happy Valentine’s Day!

    Sylvia

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    February 14, 2010 at 18:17

  13. Beauty and unabashed joy. What a combination.

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    February 14, 2010 at 18:28

  14. Your frosty world always makes my heart glad, Lady Fi – and the running dogs are a bonus!

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    February 14, 2010 at 19:31

  15. Yeah, we have had those obedience lessons too and have tried the whistle thing….it works great until some outdoor adventure beckons. The picture is great, though. I picture me trying to take that picture while landing on my bum.

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    February 14, 2010 at 20:58

  16. I agree with the other comenters who said they’d run if they were in that scene… with a fur coat that made it pleasantly toasty to do.

    I scraped myself off the floor after reading your comment on the giraffes. Left you a comment back there. BRAVO!

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    February 14, 2010 at 21:53

  17. It looks exhilarating!

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    February 15, 2010 at 01:10

  18. What FUN freedom is! Molly loves to run at the beach just like your doggies run in the SNOW πŸ˜‰
    Hugs and blessings,
    Camera Critters/Pet Pride

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    February 15, 2010 at 01:19

  19. What an awesome photograph. And what a lovely poem.

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    February 15, 2010 at 06:19

  20. Beautifu, Ihave never seen ice covered lake before.

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    February 15, 2010 at 06:26

  21. kelli

    Full Glory is right.
    How can something so cold be so beautiful at the same time!?

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    February 15, 2010 at 14:53

  22. Magical looking trees, and I love seeing the dogs having fun. Made it a dynamic photo.

    Quiltworks

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    February 15, 2010 at 17:58

  23. Beautiful photo and fantastic words! I want to run with those dogs with my hair behind me. I would return when you blew the whistle, though. I’m a rule-follower. πŸ™‚

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    February 15, 2010 at 18:45

  24. What fun! Like you said, for the dogs at least. Great photo and poem.

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    February 15, 2010 at 20:07

  25. The babies would be pitching a fit, not celebrating in gleeful freedom.

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    February 15, 2010 at 21:23

  26. Stunning photo..there is freedom on an icy lake..hopefully there were no fish to roll in..well done:)

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    February 15, 2010 at 21:45

  27. It would be cruel not to let them run … and run … and run!

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    February 16, 2010 at 02:39

  28. Those are some happy dogs!!! But it looks COLD!

    Hope your week is good.

    jj

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    February 16, 2010 at 02:45

  29. I’d run straight for those trees too! All icing sugar coated and pure.
    Beautiful .
    and yeah, those obedience classes and my dog, not a grand success.

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    February 17, 2010 at 20:16

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