Olivia had some new outdoor experiences with Mom the other day. After tracking practice, they went for a walk around a small lake, just the two of them. We sometimes forget how young Olivia is, but she is five months old, and still needs exposure to all kinds of things. Just walking without me or Bailie is also important. Learning to pose for photos anywhere is also important for a puppy in our family.
Our little sis had no fear of being on top of a rock pile for a photo. She is sitting in a rather silly position, but it works. It was a beautiful day for a short walk. The trail around the lake is just over a mile, which is perfect for a puppy. It has bike and walking trails, so Olivia had to stay on the right trail, and learn to not be afraid of bicycles going by.
Down by the gazebo there were some pretty flowers for a photo. The flowers were off the bike path, and Mom was almost run over, but thankfully she got out of the way just in time. I guess she was focused on the photo and forgot to look for bikes.
Being such a nice day, there were a lot of people out walking. Olivia has to learn to ignore people and just stick to her walking. Most of the time she does a good job of that. Ignoring people and other distractions is also important for modeling. I think she is getting the hang of it.
The most impressive photo is Olivia on the floating fishing pier. Bailie and I are not fans of it, but Olivia walked right onto it, and didn’t have any fears at all. It makes a lot of noise when you walk on it, and it moves, but she wasn’t bothered at all! All in all, it was a perfect little half hour walk for Mom and Olivia.
We are joining our friends at Living Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard is for their Nature Friday blog hop.