16 May 2008
Attention ! Chien lunatique
No, I'm not saying Callie is a lunatic. And anyway, lunatique in French means "moody," not crazy. The word derives from the French word for "moon" — la lune — and from Latin of course.
Callie isn't crazy or even moody, really, but she goes into a crazed state when she sees the moon in the sky. Especially in the daytime, and we see it often early in the morning or late in the afternoon. On mornings when the moon is up in the sky, getting ready to set, she chases it and barks at it the whole time we are out walking.
One day earlier this week we were out on the front terrace and there was the moon in a blue sky. Callie went wild, as usual. These are some pictures I took of her that day.
And here's a picture of her in a more tranquil state.