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More Dog Park Antics

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Packing up and getting ready to head out alone on a photo walk, I turn around as I open the front door to see Suki giving me the “I’m going too, right?” look. Agh, she gets me every time! Ok Suki, let’s go… People often ask me how I get Suki to cooperate when I take pictures of her, or to cooperate with anything for that matter. Here’s the simple answer: get her tired first! There’s no better place for her to run some energy down than at the dog park:

If I need Suki to chillax while I take pictures out on the street, the day has to start here, where she engages other dogs in GLORIOUS BATTLE!

Ok. Not really =)

We’ve never met a Corgi that Suki didn’t absolutely love. Maybe she finds it endearing that they look like stubby, disproportionate Shibas.

Besides the sparring, the dog park is a great place to play fetch. Fetch on Suki’s terms, that is. I love how she starts playing “soccer” with some random lady at around 00:35 in the video clip above. Towards the end, she’s like “eh, I’m done.”

I actually did do a photo walk with Suki after this visit to the park, but I’ll make that a separate post. =)

Images: Nikon D700 + Nikkor AFS 24mm f/1.4G
Video: Olympus PEN EPL-2 + M. Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 MSC

Written by Jonathan

March 31, 2011 at 9:08 am

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  1. Aww, so cute. Love that she feels a kindred connection with corgis. πŸ™‚ I was just reading today that the best way to take pics of dogs is to tire them out first.


    March 31, 2011 at 9:51 am

    • Absolutely true! Getting her tired before a shoot was something I learned very quickly during my Suki project last year. Suki is happiest after a good session at the park =)


      March 31, 2011 at 9:59 am

  2. Why is it that Shibas always make their humans looks so silly? Like WE’RE the dog picking up the ball! πŸ˜› Mine does the same thing.

    Suki is so elegant and lovely!


    March 31, 2011 at 4:08 pm

  3. I enjoyed very much watching Suki chan running around. めけゃかわいい!!!Yes, she is playing soccer with the lady;D So cute. Makes me smile. Oh, I wanna play with Suki chan some day!


    March 31, 2011 at 5:13 pm

  4. I know this is a photo blog, but do more videos too! Enjoy watching Suki in action.


    March 31, 2011 at 7:05 pm

  5. I just love Suki! Enjoyed the video! Made my day!


    March 31, 2011 at 7:13 pm

  6. I LOL’d at 1:35. Suki is like “meh.. too far, i’m not gonna fetch that one”

    Btw cool video dude, keep ’em coming! πŸ™‚

    Felix Lim

    March 31, 2011 at 8:32 pm

  7. Aww look at the dogs… they look terribly adorable and I love the youtube video. Dogs can certainly brighten up your day.


    April 1, 2011 at 9:26 am

  8. haha! that photo of them fighting/hugging is too cute! awesome capture!!

    Annie Hall

    April 1, 2011 at 2:56 pm

  9. “stubby, disproportionate Shibas” – that totally cracked me up! Did that random lady almost kicked Suki in her face when she was kicking the ball? Anyway, fun seeing Bridget and Suki in action =)


    April 1, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    • Yeah, I think she did, hah! That’s the risk Suki takes when she tries to play soccer with people instead of playing fetch like a normal dog =D


      April 3, 2011 at 9:55 pm

  10. Omg, I love those action shots you took of Suki and the other dog!! Super captures :)… Great blog, it’s always nice to see more photos of Suki and her interactions!

    Jasmine Lee

    April 2, 2011 at 12:52 pm

  11. Hahah love the video of Suki man.. hyper as ever! The action shot of her attacking the Corgi was hilarious πŸ˜€

    Kelven Ng

    April 3, 2011 at 2:53 am

  12. i love the part in the video where Suki seems to say “i’m done with fetching. can we go now?” when you tell her to stay, you don’t have the leash on her, even where it seems kinda busy-street-ish. have you ever had a scary moment??


    April 3, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    • I’ll let you in on my big secret. I photoshop my leashes out! Suki’s safety is a priority out on the street =)

      Thanks for all the comments everyone!


      April 3, 2011 at 9:54 pm

      • wow really? that’s AWESOME! man I wish I was that good at photoshop! :/

        Rachel M. :)

        September 19, 2011 at 7:21 pm

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