We are very lucky and have some really nice parks around our house. Every morning and evening I take Annie for her walk and sticking throwing work out. She is a very stick focused type of dog. I'm also working with her on maybe someday doing search and rescue work. She now can walk on very narrow boards that wobble, go through tunnels and slide down slides. One of the draw backs to teaching her all this, is she is able to figure out how to get things we put out of reach at home. She can climb on to the smallest space (less than 6" square) then stand on her hind legs to get whatever she thinks she needs to have. I've watched her when she is trying to figure out how to get to a slipper (one of her favorite things to chew on) that I've put out of her reach. One time she moved a box closer to the table then tested one corner before climbing on to to get the slipper. Annie is a very smart dog but her best trait is that she has a very sweet temperament and is very gently.
Flat Fish Paper Arts was born many years ago when blogging first started. My family did a lot of camping and diving along the California coast. California halibut are huge fish that start out as any normal fish. As they age, one eye will start to move to the other side and the halibut will become flat so it can lay on the bottom of the ocean with both eyes facing up.
I always like the idea that we all start out the same but life experiences slowly changes us. In my case, my creative talents went the way of paper arts. Flatfish are always looking up when they mature and as with any artist, we see inspiration in everything around us - always looking up.
Evan and her flatfish
Years ago a local dive shop had a photo of a diver who caught a halibut so big he had to throw it over his jeep to take the picture. Our little spoof with our daughter sitting in her toy jeep with dad's halibut on the hood. 1987