Rusty is a shy dog, you may remember. She greatly dislikes having things pointed at her, and this includes cameras. In fact, I had just gotten her to sit nicely and look at me when I used my little point and shoot camera to take her picture, and then I went and bought the camera I have now. It has been almost a year that I have had it, and whenever I would try, she just gets her sad/worried face and turns her back on me. I could take pictures if I was far away.
Today, she suddenly came right up to me when I was pointing it at her. I was a little ways across the yard from where she was sitting, but when I crouched down, she stood up and came over to me, which made my pictures blurry. I thought maybe she hadn’t noticed that it was a camera I was holding, but a few minutes later once she was sitting still again, I could take her picture from pretty close up. She still didn’t really want to face me straight on, but at least I didn’t have to be half a yard away.
And, also, a very nice sunset was gracing the skies tonight.