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.


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.


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.


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.

  2. bigears

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

  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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