Ziggy is the dog. She is three years old, they don't get any bigger (spaniel, I forget the exact breed). She belongs to my friend Judy and Jade.
The woods were full of these tiny (most less than 2cm) caterpillars hanging on their strings. They were everywhere, and mostly just seemingly doing nothing, we couldn't really figure out where they were going or why. When I went off-path to photograph the gnarly tree, I immediately got 4 or 5 on me, that's how many there were.
Oh, by the way, I only got lucky with one or two shots of the dog, out of over a dozen I took, where the dog had already turned away before the shutter reacted. Reaction speed is still a downside to pocket cameras, even though it has improved. For pets or children etc, a bigger camera with speedy autofocus is recommended. (The newest Olympus or Panasonic M4/3 cameras are now almost instantaneous, a performance which used to be limited to the bigger DSLR cameras.)