Space Race Chase Face

Today’s post is not about putting a man on the moon. The “space race” I’m talking about is the race to close the space between Penny and her partner when playing tag at the dog beach.

And the “Chase Face?” Well those are the faces the partner makes when they realize Penny is winning the space race. Normally I catch maybe one good “chase face” photo per trip, but this week we met the best chase-facer I’ve ever seen. I just had to share some of my favorite shots of Mr. Expressive.
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Penny knew she had an enthusiastic partner to dance with

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I mean, just look at that face!

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As Penny closed in, the faces got even better

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This guy could be the lead singer in an all-dog KISS cover band

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The faces got a bit more desperate when our pal realized he couldn’t outrun Penny

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And by desperate, I mean hilarious

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But he clearly enjoyed the romp

Rhodesian Ridgeback, puppy, chicago, dogs, montrose dog beach, adventure

In between chase-faces there were plenty of big smiles

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As for Penny?

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She wore that same hunting-grin she always does when she finds a new best friend to play tag with

I was laughing too hard to catch Mr. Expressive’s real name, but I can only hope our paths cross again. You gotta love a pup with personality!

29 Comments

Oh my gosh! Those were just the best action shots ever. What do you shoot those fast trackers with? Either my camera sucks or the camerperson does-everything beyond tortoise speed gets blurred. 😉 Love the close up of the flapping face-and such nice pearly whites, too! His dentist must be very proud.

Those bad boys were shining quite nicely in the sun! I bought a used Sony A77ii which has a nifty “Penny” setting that snaps twelve photos a second. Perfect for keeping up with wild romps.

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