Boing, boing, boing!

I just thought I would share a moment with Zig.  This video expresses the essence of Ziggy.

It also expresses how I feel at this time of year.  The hedgerows are effervescing with hawthorn and cow parsley.  The birds are burbling and chittering and pulling up great juicy worms.  There are beetles, bugs and butterflies galore.  I can see strawberries and blackcurrants swelling before my eyes.  The roses and peonies are bursting into bud…

But Ziggy expresses it best.

Take it away Ziggy.

Ziggy approaches everything in life like this.  His head and tail held high, eyes bright, nose sniffing.  The world is a cornucopia of delights to be explored.  He expects love and receives it in bucket-loads.  He looks at things from new angles (often upside down – he is remarkably flexible and his balance isn’t great).  If he tips over, no matter.  If there are obstacles, they are there to be bounded over.  He doesn’t worry about whether he looks silly.  He does, and who cares?  When you have ears like this, you must make the most of them, and let them fly free.

Go Ziggy.

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30 Comments Add yours

  1. So cute! Ziggy is adorable😊. Wah, wanna doggie!

  2. janesmudgeegarden says:

    That put a smile on my face, that moment when Ziggy’s head pops up after he briefly disappeared.

  3. Emma Cownie says:

    Is Ziggy a Springer by any chance, so hard to see under all that grass?

  4. pommepal says:

    Sadly this wouldn’t play on the iPad I will try it later on the desk top. I’m sure I am missing a treat

  5. Claudette says:

    Such a happy boing.

    1. Ali says:

      As all boings should be.

  6. Cathy says:

    Oh what fun! Wish I could jump like that! 😉 Thanks for the smiles Ziggy!

  7. FlowerAlley says:

    Is his full name Zig Zag?

    1. Ali says:

      Ziggy Stardog, Ziggeldy Piggeldy, Mr Ziggles, Zoogly Woogly. To name just a few.

  8. bcparkison says:

    Zig knows how to have fun. You must not have to worry about snakes. I would have thought long and hard before going in grass that tall.

    1. Ali says:

      We do actually have a resident snake in the garden. It has been spotted twice in the pond. It is either a grass snake or an adder, depending on who you ask! (Stevie thought it was a grass snake, the girls thought it was an adder).

      1. Grass snake if it was in the pond. They are good swimmers and eat frogs.

      2. Ali says:

        Thank you! Our frog population has declined!

  9. Eliza Waters says:

    Now that is living in the moment – he’s delightful! Thanks for sharing the smiles. 🙂

  10. pommepal says:

    I’m on the desktop today and just come back for a look at your bouncy Ziggy. He is so full of life, and that looks as though it is a hay paddock just about ready for cutting…

  11. Reblogged this on The Arty Plantsman and commented:
    I keep watching this and smiling. Ziggy is an example to us all😊

  12. So love it when they do this, my dog thinks shes an antelope too!

    1. Ali says:

      It is a joy, isn’t it?

      1. It really is and so comical. They keep us amused for sure.

  13. Val says:

    When I saw the excerpt of your post, I thought “Bowie? Boing?” Now I see. 🙂 Love your dog, so sweet. Looks like a little cocker spaniel… is he?

    1. Ali says:

      Nearly! A Cavalier King Charles -smaller, but still bouncy!

  14. I could feel Ziggy’s spirit and joy as I watched the video. My cat watched along with me and liked it as well.

    1. Ali says:

      That’s fab! 😀

  15. 3C Style says:

    Such a sweet dog. Watching your video brought a big smile on my face. 😄

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