Snati Swimming

On our trip to Sandness yesterday to see our non-existent foaling mare, we found Jo exercising her dogs in the field with a particularly good deep pond and stream in it, i.e. Snati’s diving board and swimming pool.

Both Snati and BeAnne are keen swimmers, though BeAnne is a bit more reserved in her enthusiasm and she is not keen on Snati’s methods.

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Snati, on the other hand, will happily throw himself off the bank to attempt to catch anything, and I mean anything that is thrown into the pond.  In this case it was mostly dried horse poo.

So, as always having my camera, I set it on the fastest continuous shooting and off we went.

Jump 1 – from the lower bank with complete submergence

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Jump 3 – from the higher cliff, from top to bottom!

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Jump 3 – same again, he really is a loony.

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Loads of water everywhere.

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Once the pond was quiet and the other dogs were away hunting rabbits, BeAnne had her own little swim around by herself.  I love the way her tail looks like a rudder!  She takes her swimming very seriously and it is something she loves to do especially in the summer.  She reminds me of the phrase from a Joyce Grenfell song.  Thus BeAnne is “Stately as a galleon, I sail across the floor, Doing the Military Two-step, as in the days of yore.”

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Snati, however, is not.

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6 thoughts on “Snati Swimming

  1. Krista

    LOVE those photos – and love the wide open mouth as Snati takes off. What Joy spring brings. BeAnne looks like a sweet little otter swimming around.

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  2. bigears

    Snati clearly missed out on the brain option when he was assembled….hilarious photos – he must be exhausting to live with!

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  3. Neal Robertson

    Excellent as always Frances, collies are seriously loopy and you’ve captured it perfectly, still shots are better than a video!

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