Thursday, May 25, 2017


Mr. Henry
Mr. Henry

Mr. Zachary
Mr. Zachary

Uh, no.

I didn't try to make their feathers (or them!) look identical.

I did make sure their feather's "flowed" over the side of the pillow, but that's the extent of it.

The rest just happened to turn out that way.

Dog Blog Post #2421

The boys, showing The Power Of Love.

Of Cookies, that is.

They'll do practically anything for a tasty treat. I'm just the Delivery System.

Truth in Advertising: Ok, fine. I don't REALLY believe that. My boys are Golden's, after all. They love everybody.

But despite the happy greetings they give everyone who looks their way, they do reserve extra special greetings for their extra special people.

Like when Son comes home for the weekend.

Such joy!

They wag and wiggle and make happy noises that words just can't describe.

Photography Assignment

Our Daily Challenge - May 23, 2017 - "The Power Of Love"

Daily Dog Challenge 2031. "Flowing"

... Locks, of course.

FWIW: By random chance, today's shoot turned up quite similar pictures of the boys, both of which I uploaded.

The top shot is Henry, with his heavier "bed-head" coat. Since he's shed his heavy undercoat, and he was groomed over the weekend, he's looking about as sleek as he's going to get.

Below that is Zachary, with his sleeker (thinner) coat. It looks like this pretty much year round. His "distinguished" muzzle coloring is clearly visible.


Henry: "Zachary???"

Henry was most unhappy when the V-E-T closed the door, which...

Daily Dog Challenge 2030. "Covered"

... Henry's view of Zachary.

Zachary was just in the other room for routine shots, but Henry was sure something nefarious was going on.

Thankfully, the separation was less than five minutes, although to witness the ensuing greeting you would think they'd been separated for months.

Ah yes, gotta love a golden.

Henry: "Zachary!!!"


Sleepy Time
Henry: (contented sigh)

Henry, well...

Our Daily Challenge - May 23, 2017 - "On The Way To..."

... a nice long nap.

Daily Dog Challenge 2028. "Negative Space"

Sleepy Time


Not Long For This World
(insert Jaws music here)

Knives and Dogs are a bad combination, but this one seemed relatively safe.

The loaf was fresh from the oven and smelled wonderful.

The boys agreed, and after doing their Modeling Thing they evenly split what you see here.

(Hubby and I had already eaten the other half.)

Our Daily Challenge - May 21, 2017 - "Knife"

Daily Dog Challenge 2028. "Dramatic"

Not Long For This World
Zachary: "Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!"

Not Long For This World
(more Jaws music)

Not Long For This World
Zachary: "Pleeeeeeease"

Loafing Around
End of the line

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Dear Diary...

Road Construction
Zachary: "Looks like we've found a pot hole."
Henry: "How horrible."

Dog Blog Post #2420

Dear Diary...

... spent all day lounging around, enjoying the air conditioning, while Mom started sewing a bright orange safety vest.

We warned her that finishing it with seam binding was going to take forever, but she didn't listen to us and used it anyway.

Five hours of sewing later, she finished up with just 2" of seam binding to spare (seriously!).

The shoot happened then and there - taking all of 30 seconds (seriously!).

She's now threatening to make us wear it for every shoot this week.

Like it was somehow OUR fault!

Photography Assignment

Daily Dog Challenge 2027. "Dear Diary..."

Our Daily Challenge - May 21, 2017 - "Mass Transportation"


Those buses aren't going to get where they need to go without a valiant pot-hole filling crew.

Costume Designer's Note: Believe it or not, this uses the same pattern for the front as last week's Blue Brocade outfit, except I rounded the top corners (under the neck) to make it easier to apply the seam binding, and there is no collar.

There is also less overlap of the front flaps, as I think a safety vest should have a looser fit.

Oh, and I tried adding "wings" to the bottom front that extend up the sides to meet the back (barely visible here). One side is stitched and the other has a velcro strip to make it easier to get on/off.

I was quite pleased with how that turned out, so I'm sure you'll see it again.

As something different from the blue brocade, I used the back pattern from the princess-seamed paw-print coat, shortening it a few inches in length (being a vest) and taking 2 inches out of the center back (cut on the fold) to make it ride higher around the neck, as there is no collar.

While the looseness at the shoulders works for a safety-vest, it won't work for much else.

I think that's the last remaining major issue to be solved for a coat-like style.

To be fair, the fact I made it wider across the chest (intentionally) is most likely part of the problem. For the Blue Brocade, the two flaps overlap completely.

Photographer's Note: I don't normally shoot standing up, but it was the only way I was going to get a good view of the hole!

And yes, the hole is a physical object (not a photoshop hole) - a repurposing of the ACME (construction paper) hole from earlier this year.

In fact, looking over this years album, it looks like only other time I shot standing up was for that ACME hole shoot.

Road Construction
Zachary: "Especially since you're the one who has to fill it."

Uh guys... why is there a hole in my kitchen floor?

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

His Royal Highness

His Royal Highness
HRH Henry

His Royal Highness
The Weary Monarch

Dog Blog Post #2420

Day Spa Day.

'Nuff said.

Photography Assignment

Our Daily Challenge - May 20, 2017 - "Leaves"

Daily Dog Challenge 2026. "Green"

The blurry fabric in the background is a 1/2 yard remnant (decorator jacquard?) I picked up today.

It's been sitting in the remnant bin for at least a month, but at ~$10/yd (50% off bolt price of $19.99/yd) it was more than I was willing to spend.

But I liked it.

So every time I popped in the store I would check the price (using the handy dandy self-service scanner) to see if the fabric was on sale.

Today was my lucky day, as the fabric is currently 50% off, making my scrap ~$2.50 out the door.

The pattern is probably too large to make into an outfit/collar, but it should do nicely draped over a pillow or table, or carefully arranged as a royal cloak.

Like today.

Serious Lack of Enthusiasm

Paw Rest
Excuse me while I scratch an itch

I'm simply a paw rest for Zachary, as he turns to groom his flank.

Daily Dog Challenge 2025. "Problem Solver"

Lack of Enthusiasm
Zachary: "Zzzzzz"

Lack of Enthusiasm
Henry: "Zzzzzz"

It was one of those days.

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