The prickly pear fruit isn’t even ripe yet and my person is taking pictures of it.
Hey person, don’t you know the color is much better when they’re ripe?
Let’s get moving!
And it worked – sort of.
You see, I decided to wait to take my person for walks until the sun is almost down and everything is in shadow.
That way there’s nothing for my person to take pictures of.
It’s too dark.
My person has been going along with the late walks because it’s not so hot outside.
But she still tries to take pictures.
Usually she gives up pretty quickly because it’s too dark for anything to turn out.
So today I did my best to stall my person until it got dark enough.
Notice, you don’t see a picture of me balking.
It was too dark.
And you don’t see any pictures of those late blooming prickly pear blossoms we saw.
It was too dark.
But something went wrong.
My person found something to take pictures of anyway.
And it wasn’t too dark.
Guess I’ve got to come up with another plan.
They thought they could be independent of me for awhile.
And they left me.
In dog jail.
While they went gallivanting about.
And while they were gone it rained.
And it thundered.
I got really scared.
I don’t think my people cared at all.
Because they didn’t get one drop of rain on them.
And the thunder was far away from where they were.
I hope you feel sorry for me now because I don’t think my people do.
They didn’t even bring me treats.
All they have to show for themselves are these pictures.
She’s always making me wait while she takes pictures of flowers and stuff.
I’ve got places to go and things to sniff – and all my person wants to do is stay in one spot and take pictures.
But when it comes to my yard, I’m not allowed to hang out there.
I get to go do my business and then I have to come right back in.
I don’t know what my person’s problem is.
Just because I jumped the fence once or twice.
I only do it when I’m bored.
But I finally figured it out.
You see, a thistle popped up in my yard and there aren’t any thistles on my trails.
So when my person was out pulling weeds I hid it from her.
And it worked.
Because that thistle bloomed and just like I knew she would…
My person headed out with her camera.
And I got to hang out in the yard.
I’m a genius!
I don’t know why I didn’t think of this before.
You see, my person is always making me wait while she takes pictures of flowers on my trails.
But she likes to take those pictures when the lighting is just right.
So I’ll only take her out on my trails when the lighting is all wrong.
When the sun is almost down and everything is in shadow.
The light’s no good for flower pictures, and this time of year the temperature is much better in the shadows.
So that’s what I’m gonna do.
No more walks in perfect light for my person.
It’s shadows from now on.
I bet her camera won’t even work.
Hey person, what do you think you’re doing?
It must be some kind of reflex or something.
My person gets her camera out by pure habit.
Don’t click that camera!
Can’t you see you’re wasting your memory card space?
You might need it to take pictures of me.
What is this?
Either my person has lost it, or she can’t see anything in these shadows.
That’s not even a flower.
These hedgehog cactus should have been done blooming a long time ago.
They’re torturing me, because my person won’t stop taking pictures of them.
Why don’t they just go away?
I keep thinking they’re gone and then some more of this colorful stuff pops up on my trails.
C’mon person. Haven’t you taken enough pictures of these cacti?
Okay person, that’s enough.
I’m taking you home now.
You’re going to wear out your camera.
Hey person, what are you doing?
You are so misbehaved.
You’ve got to stop wandering off like that.
Oh no, look at this!
My person is so obsessed with her camera…
…that she’s started taking pictures of ants.
Person, wouldn’t it have made more sense to wait until you had that ant in full view before you took the picture of it?
There’s nothing over here.
Just keep walking on the trail.
I’ll catch up with you as soon as I take care of business.
Just don’t look this way.
Person, you weren’t supposed to look over here.
I didn’t want you to see those cactus flowers.
Now I’m stuck.
She’ll be here taking pictures forever.
See. I told you so.
Whew! She didn’t take too many pictures this time.
Now we can get on with our walk.
Wait a minute!
What are you doing?
My person is so desperate to take pictures that she’s finding flowers that don’t even exist.
Since when do we have green flowers on my trails?