Monday, July 21, 2014

Chinese Checkers

Chinese Checkers
Henry: "Momma, come play with us!"
Zachary: "Come lose to me is more like it."

I would sweeties, but I think you're missing too many pieces.


Chinese Checkers
(silence)


Chinese Checkers
Zachary: "Make more?"


Dog Blog Post #1485


Trivia: According to Wikipedia, the game is neither a variation of checkers nor did it originate in China.

It was invented in 1892 as a German simplification of the American game Halma.

Photography Assignment



Our Daily Challenge - Jul 21, 2014 - "Hexagon"

The center of the board, that is. Probably more visible on the box than the game set itself.

Daily Dog Challenge 993. "Not In July"

Pretty sure the boys haven't played Chinese Checkers yet this month :)

Editor's Note


I had a shot of both boys with their heads on their paws, but they just looked so sad I couldn't bring myself to upload it.

The "happy" shot of both smiling didn't turn out.

Therefore, you'll just have to use your imagination to decide how today's short story ends.

(For the record, they are missing one each for Yellow and Black, and two for Green - although I tried to obscure the fact by leaving the center holes of each triangle empty plus the far edge for green.)

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Coffee and Tea

And what would you like to drink?

Dynamic Duo
Zachary: "Coffee and LOTS of Cookies."
Henry: "Tea and Cookies."


Setting Up
"More Cookies!"


Setting Up
Henry: "MORE COOKIES!!!"
Zachary: "You'll pop."

That's quite enough Cookies.

Setting Up
Zachary: "Thanks, Mom."
Henry: (pout)

How about a nice big smile?

Coffee and Tea
"Cheesy Burgers!"


Dog Blog Post #1484



Whether drinking Tea or Coffee it appears Cookies are Essential.

LOTS of Cookies.

I buy "Photography Modeling Cookies" 10 boxes at a time, with a fresh shipment arriving yesterday.

Good thing, as I finished off the last of the prior shipment today!

Photography Assignment


Our Daily Challenge - Jul 20, 2014 - "Tea or Coffee"

Daily Dog Challenge 992. "Essential"


Coffee and Tea
Zachary: "Uh Mom, I don't suppose you could OPEN one of those boxes?"
Henry: "There's no water in my tea."

Monday Mischief


The boys feel surrounding them with CLOSED Cookie Boxes qualifies as Mischief.

(And alas, I don't work for Zukes nor do I get their cookies for free. (sigh))

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

OSHA Violation

Zachary was perfectly happy playing Catching Cookies…


Master of Cookie Catching
Zachary: "Snap!"


Master of Cookie Catching
Zachary: "Snap!"


Master of Cookie Catching
Zachary: "Snap!"


Gulp
Zachary: "Gulp!"


Henry might have been as well, had he actually been able to CATCH the Cookies.


Swing and a Miss
Henry: "Ooops!"


Swing and a Miss
Henry: "Whoops…"


Now, while I'll be the first to admit I'm a terrible pitcher, I'm pretty sure I'm no WORSE for Henry than for Zachary.

Just sayin'...

Dog Blog Post #1483



I like the Contrast between Zachary's very still body and his very active face.

You can also see that over his three different cookie catching pictures plus the gulp shot (a total of four cookies) his body barely moves.

He is a Master of Cookie Catching, rarely missing despite being saddled with a very poor pitcher (that would be me.)

Henry?

Have I mentioned that Henry is really, really sweet?

Photography Assignment


Our Daily Challenge - Jul 19, 2014 - "Contrast"

Daily Dog Challenge 991. "Enjoy Yourself"

Apparently, the nightly Bitey-Face game was canceled due to excessive heat (75F in the house and much hotter outside) leaving me to improvise.

Would have been nice if they'd given me some warning.



Too Hot, Momma


Henry is officially lodging a complaint with OSHA…

Too Hot, Momma
Henry: "Melting."

… for inhumane working conditions, despite my having dropped the temperature to 74F prior to starting the shoot and the A/C running the entire time.

Silly me, what I was thinking.

These are Highland Dogs!

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