Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wonderful Goldens

Wonderful Golden
Tigger Zachary



Dog Blog Post #2255


"The wonderful thing about..." Goldens?

Well, they definitely are wonderful things! At least in my book. :)

Photography Assignment


Our Daily Challenge - Aug 24, 2016 - "Stripes"

Daily Dog Challenge 1759. "A Portrait Tells A Story"


Does this pose...
Henry: "Does this pose make me look fat?"


Um... well... it WOULDN'T if you would stop slouching.


Wonderful Golden
Henry: "Pfthththththth"


Don't they say stripes make you look thinner?

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Days Gone By

Dog and Cone
Zachary: "Around..."



Dog and Cone
Zachary: "... sit..."



Dog and Cone
Zachary: "Cookie!"



Dog Blog Post #2244


I Used To to do Rally Obedience with my first Golden Retriever, Beau.

Rally is a numbered course, marked by cones, which dog and handler pairs would walk briskly through, performing the indicated exercise at each station (e.g. sit, down, turns, etc.)

Done correctly, Rally felt like a dance.

And while Beau was completely indifferent to the activity itself, he loved being at the shows. People, dogs, noise, bustling activity - none of it phased him in the slightest. He greeted everyone, sniffed everything, and in return for several hours of socializing he granted me two minutes of his (mostly) undivided attention to finish a course.

We went to a grand total of five shows, failed once (my bad), earned Beau's Rally Novice title and generally had a wonderful time.

I started Zachary down the Rally path when he was old enough, and he was much more excited about both the training (ANY training) and the activity.

Alas, he clearly didn't enjoy being at the show one bit. I think it was all too overwhelming for a dog who wants to understand everything that's going on. I walked him around some, but ultimately didn't compete that day.

And thus ended his Rally career.

Henry... well.. Henry is Henry. He might well have been the best of all three, as he's smart enough to learn what he would need to learn, hungry enough to be motivated to learn it, and social enough to enjoy being at the shows.

But by the time he came around my interested had turned to photography, which is MUCH less work for me and way more rewarding for the boys.



Photography Assignment


Our Daily Challenge - Aug 23, 2016 - "I Used To"


Daily Dog Challenge 1758. "Days Gone By"


Dog and Cone
Henry: "?"



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Monday, August 22, 2016

Complementary Colors

Complementary Colors
Zachary (thinking) : "This is much more like it."



Complementary Colors
Henry (thinking) : "I sure hope I get Cookies for this outfit, too."



Complementary Colors
Henry (still thinking) : "Well?"


Yes, Henry, you'll get Cookies - the really REALLY good Cookies - for today's Easy Outfit, too.

Dog Blog Post #2243



Blue and Orange - a pair of colors I rarely use singularly, let alone together.

Photography Assignment


Daily Dog Challenge 1757. "Spin The Color Wheel"

Our Daily Challenge - Aug 22, 2016 - "Complementary Colors"

The backdrop is a sheer, red tag fabric (50% off) purchased specifically to broaden my color options. I draped it over my usual black velvet backdrop else you would be able see right through it.

The blue drape is a relatively new end-of-bolt (50% off) purchase that I wish was longer as it's gorgeous. I was thinking I could make it into a deep V-collar, but, as usual, I can't bring myself to cut it.

The boys seem to approve, but then just about anything would be an improvement over yesterday's outfit. :)

Complementary Colors
Henry... thinking deep thoughts?



Complementary Colors
Zachary: "He he he... don't bet on it."




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