Each week, Lilli gets a lovely big bone as a treat. This week, Io put the bone down and Lilli, instead of pouncing and hurrying away with her catch, did something very strange. She sat and looked at the bone, looked at Io and gently barked. She then did this again - looked at the bone, looked at Io and then gently barked. And again.... Io was wondering what was going on with Lilli and finally looked at the bone. She had put it down with the glad wrap still on the bone! Poor Lilli, she must have been beginning to wonder what she needed to do to get Io to work it out :) Dumb humans. Here's a photo of our clever girl:
This weekend, we went down to Cape Paterson for a short break. It was cold and wet but beautiful and really nice to get away. We caught this photo late on Saturday:
On Sunday, we visited Waratah Bay and Sandy Point. Almost empty at this time of year - the beaches were long uninterrupted stretches of hard sand and soft waves. At Sandy Point, there was a couple with their golden lab who was probably feeling like she was in dog heaven - retrieving a ball thrown into the sea, over and over again. I felt bad we had left Lilli at home with the girls, but it was nice to be there by ourselves. A quiet weekend of coffee, nice food and open fireplaces - pretty much this girl's idea of heaven.