Scooby-do & His Pet Rock by artwhiz47

We met English Cocker Spaniel Scooby-do, his almost-all-black Springer mix pal Megan, & their Yorkshire owners on a gloomy-to-clearing day in Dumfries & Galloway. We were on our way to New Abbey, to visit the graveyard at Sweetheart Abbey & the old corn mill (covered in scaffolding), & we stopped along the way at the Drumburn Viewpoint with its panoramic sweep of the Solway Firth, & Cumbria beyond. But this photo focuses on our new-found pal Scooby: his favorite toy was a rock, any rock, & this is the one he happened to choose at Drumburn. He rolled it down the gentle slope, retrieved it, rolled it again, chased, retrieved, spun about, picked the rock up & flipped it in the air (without any apparent damage to his teeth), & was perfectly content. He finally ran out of steam & plopped down in this position. Lady friend Megan thought he was nuts, from the look of it, but the ‘parents’ said that this was normal behavior, oft observed. Wonderful, friendly dogs, both from shelters, both happy with their collective lot.

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Comments

  • joak
    joakover 4 years ago

    crackin story an equally guid shot pal cheers

  • Woof, I say. And thanks.

    – artwhiz47

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsover 4 years ago

    Ohhhh that gorgeous face and those curls!!!! Love him:)

  • Many thanks, GM, & thanks for the favorite. Scooby was a ray of sunshine, & his pal Megan was wonderful too – the practical side of the coin, you might say.

    – artwhiz47

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoover 4 years ago

    Cute. A bit of a fruit cake. then! Great shot, Sheila.

  • Just a bit…. But so winsome in the process. Thanks, Steve.

    – artwhiz47

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 4 years ago

    What a lovely looking dog and a great shot Sheila.

  • He was a fine bit of fluff, was Scooby. Thanks, Gary.

    – artwhiz47

  • Gene Walls
    Gene Wallsover 4 years ago

    Now that’s a truly “low maintenance” dog! Great portrait and a very nice background story, Sheila!

  • Thanks, Gene. Found his own fun; rocks are everywhere.

    – artwhiz47

  • TheBaldyMan
    TheBaldyManover 4 years ago

    He has the look of, been there, done it, got the t shirt. Great shot.

  • Would have loved to have seen him in the t-shirt…. He was definitely in charge. Thank you, kind Alex.

    – artwhiz47

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 4 years ago
    It’s definitely a ’ play with me look ’ Sheila. With a hair do like that imagine him with a glen garry hat, it could be William Wallace….Lol !
  • Okay – a t-shirt AND a Glengarry. Now there’s an image. He does have that look about him, & he was a friendly soul. Thanks, Roy.

    – artwhiz47

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanover 4 years ago

    Great shot of this beautiful dog!

  • I don’t think he’d have fit in my knapsack with Tarn. But I can dream, can’t I? Thanks, Shaun.

    – artwhiz47

  • SueSchwarting
    SueSchwartingover 4 years ago

  • Many thanks for this! Scooby would be pleased.

    – artwhiz47

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 4 years ago

    Wow Beautiful Image! Congratulations on this gorgeous Feature in the Cats and Dogs Group….Laura

  • Many thanks, Laura. I’m pleased!

    – artwhiz47

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