Many of you will know that Jaspar is somewhat obsessed with retrieving sticks from the creek in the Phoenix Park (or anywhere)...
Well I took the dogs out for a walk today and he was playing his usual game of barking and searching in the water for a stick to bring up. He has pulled up some enormous sticks and branches in his time -- many times the length of his body. But he met his match today!! He was actually trying and trying to pull this enormous thing up the bank of the creek to me and he actually did shift it around quite a bit. It's about 20-25 feet long. I wonder if he thought I'd actually pick it up and throw it back in for him?
Here's a close up of him grabbing the thing with his mouth -- he'll put his head totally underwater when he's looking for sticks, like an otter!
We were there yesterday as well, and it was a lovely evening after much rain during the week. This is in my favourite grove of trees planted over 100 years ago. The sun was low in the sky -- but we are so far north and it is so close to midsummer that it was 9:30 at night and still this bright out! (that will be nothing to our Nordic members though!):
The dogs were having a fun time running along the pathways.