16 May 2008

Attention ! Chien lunatique

Afternoon moon

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 in her lunar craze

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.

I see the moon and the moon sees me...

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.

What's that in the sky? Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
No, it's the moon.

And here's a picture of her in a more tranquil state.

Sitting on the bed, looking at the camera


  1. oh what a pretty girl.


  2. Un clair de lune...Such an exciting life but Callie certainly knows how to relax afterwards!

  3. She's always been like that, hasn't she? Excellent photos of her.

  4. What a great shot of the moon. Isn't it wonderful how connected Callie is to nature? Sometimes I look up and see the moon and find myself surprised by the phase that it's in and realize I haven't look at the moon for a week or more. All this urban, inside living. I should make a point to go out and look at the sky more often.

  5. I see you haven't posted in a while. I hope all is well...


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