Furry Friday: Spring in their step

NICK BARNETT
Last updated 09:47 08/11/2013

This could be my favourite, most optimistic bit of the year. The long weekends are over, Guy Fawkes is history (despite some niggling explosions to the contrary), and the washing is dry. There's a spring in my sandalled step.

So I thought we'd have a "spring" edition of Furry Friday; the pun was standing right there with its thumb out, in need of a lift home, and I couldn't just pass it by.

Cover-dog Ron captures the optimism of the season.

Ernie

Lola is the amazing hovering Westie.

Lola

Arlo makes the most of a rain-sodden park.

Arlo

Two modes of launching: Jack's sedate ship-style, and Charlie's Cape Canaveral method.

Jack and Charlie

Leroy has reasons for leaping: sun, sea, and those twitchy Greyhound muscles that have to be used for 10 minutes every day.

Leroy

Dex charges.

Dex

Neo bounds, and gives us his most thoughtful expression.

Neo

The pursuit is on: Shadow chases play-cousin Chelsea. "They are both about one year old and are still trying to work out who is in charge," says Chelsea's owner, Shelley. "Shadow hadn't swum before that day, but was determined to keep up with Chelsea so into the water she went. It was madness, but a fun kind of madness."

Shadow and Chelsea

Another game of beach chase: Rusty and Skye.

Rusty and Skye

Poppy tries to catch up with Lass and Romi's conga line.

Lass Roimi Poppy

Here's Vedder, the flying Husky.

Vedder

Ears of speed: meet Taylor.

Taylor

Grievous gets plenty of height.

Grievous

Molly turns on a dime.

Molly

A meeting of the Chihuahua community.

Chihuahuas

Chaika tests Rufus's boundaries.

Chaika and Ninja

The agile cat's name is Dude. Look on his feats, Tui and other dogs, and tremble.

Tui and Dude

Dude

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abby and Tank hang out among the wild flowers. Hey, someone's watching us!

Abby and Tank

Bert checks out the garden. No, it's not catnip.

Bert

Charlie indulges his botanical interests.

Charlie

Patrick and Toby get into a wrestling match...

Patrick and Toby

...and Patrick is crowned winner.

Patrick

Curly-coated Clio gets into her game.

Clio

Mouse is a balletic sort of chap. He spins...

Mouse dance

...he leaps...

Mouse leap

...and he twists the night away.

Mouse twist

Is Nicky's Terrier-spring enough to reach the toy?

Nicky

If you have little legs, the leap might not be as high or as far. But Sasha can still show a clean pair of heels.

Sasha

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