So I took Banjo for our usual walk to the pond this morning.
First we came across a family flying a model airplane on the oval. Now I've seen Banjo put her hackles up before but never like this! All the hair on her back was standing up. I've actually never seen hackles like that on any dog. When the plane landed she started running towards it but came back immediately when I told her to leave. To the relief of the family!
After her swim we followed the path under the gum trees and I met a big lizard. I made myself laugh because my brain clearly told me 'lizard' but still something made me yell 'Aah!' which startled the lizard who hissed at me and ran into the grass. So I parked the bike to have another look at him and Banjo chased him when he ran but again stopped when I told her to. By then the lizard had managed to climb a little way up a slippery gum tree. And it seemed like Banjo couldn't see him there. So she just kept circling the tree for ages. Looked pretty funny.
We're moving away from here this week and I'm very sad about losing our awesome dog walking spots. I chose this house because of that.