kaupunkigreyn elämää

greyhound Taran ja ihmisten seikkailuja arjessa

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Plastic bunnies

The first time Tara saw these she had a startle - for a split second she must have thought these were the shadows of giant rabbits. We spent ages staring at the plastic bunnies.
Wild rabbits are plenty in Helsinki, they're descendants of escaped or abandoned pet rabbits, and have no natural enemies except for the odd fox or Eurasian Eagle-owl (Bubo Bubo). Someone told me there were actually plans to use sighthounds to hunt rabbits in the University of Helsinki Botanical Garden. For Tara's great disappointment out hunting laws forbid the use of sighthounds in hunting. (We had already made plans to retire and live off her salary. Bugger.)

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Swimming in central Helsinki

Tara kept an eye on her male human, hoping that he'll return to land soon (August 2010).
(In the background, eastern orthodox Uspenski Cathedral and Katajanokka / Kruununhaka waterfronts. It takes us about ten minutes to walk here to enjoy the roses, water, and dog park.)