Friday, February 23, 2018

Wild Child

Wild Child
Henry: "Arrooooo"

Dog Blog Post #2453

Perhaps I Should Have asked where Henry was going before I said he could go.

Photography Assignment

Our Daily Challenge - February 23, 2018 - "Perhaps I Should Have"

Daily Dog Challenge 2305. "Movement"

Truth in Advertising: There may once have been a Cookie visible in this image.

This is the third (and probably final) of the "Olympics" collars.

I need to find an appropriate clasp/button for it, although it would obviously be just for show.

This is unlined fleece, hand sewing, turned over an 1" on top and along the front edges. It's solid for about 4" or so, with 1/2" strips cut into the remaining fabric for fringe.

As I was cutting the rest of the strips tonight, I kept thinking about those long strips you see at car washes.

Henry was fine with it until a Cookie fell on the floor, at which time it became a bit of a hinderance.

I suppose I could shorten the fringe, but it's only a problem if he misses the Cookie (eh hem) and we're unlikely to ever repeat this exact shoot again, so I probably won't.

Zachary's shoot was pretty much the same, but a lot more slobbery. :)

See Ya!
Henry: "See ya!"

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Mr. Zachary

Mr. Zachary
Mr. Zachary

Dog Blog Post #2452

All the time I've spent watching the Olympics has at least one upside - a pair of new collars for the boys with a third started tonight.

This one was inspired by Ice Skating costumes with an eye toward the patriotic holidays.

I admit to being rather pleased I could trot it out much sooner.

The blue sequin fabric was a remnant. The red purchased off the bolt to match using a 40% off coupon. I picked up the white ribbon on deep discount after the Christmas Holidays.

The ribbon is actually quite elegant up close, and I was a bit surprised it wasn't moved over to the "Princess" isle as there is nothing specifically Christmas about it.

The basic frame for the collar is a 4" wide strip of heavy white felt, cut into two pieces, one for the red and one for the blue. The sequin fabric - rather slinky stuff - is simply turned over the felt around the edges and stitched by hand.

Tip of the day: avoid skewering sequins - they dull your needle and leave it sticky

The completed red and blue were stitched together, edge on, at the obvious places and then the ribbon sewn around the top.

The whole thing took me about four hours or so of very distracted sewing.

I love using felt as a base for prop-collars as it's heavy enough to hold down the boys' ruffs yet soft, pliable, and easy to sew. It also tends to "grab" the fur and stay put.

This isn't thin by-the-sheet felt, but the nicer kind you buy off the bolt. At ~$7 a yard and 60" wide, it's a really good deal. That's 18 collars at $0.40 per collar.

Photography Assignment

Our Daily Challenge - February 22, 2018 - "Portrait"

Daily Dog Challenge 2304. "Pose"

118 Pictures in 2018 - #22. "I Made This"

100x : 2018 - #17

Mr. Zachary
"Aw Shucks"

Mr. Zachary

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Their Royal Highnesses

Their Royal Highnesses
Their Royal Highnesses

Clearly unimpressed with the wait staff.

Daily Dog Challenge 2303. "Love Your Pet Day"

118 Pictures in 2018 - #8. "Love Your Pet Day" (Feb 20)

Life is Good
Life Is Good

Bacon Cheesy Burgers!

Our Daily Challenge - February 21, 2018 - "A Day in the Life"

Daily Dog Challenge 2303. "Looking Up"

Bitey-Face 7/52

Daily Dog Challenge 2300. "Energized"

Our Daily Challenge - February 18, 2018 - "Busy"

What's in the Box?
Mr. Zachary

Fun with Low Key

Daily Dog Challenge 2298. "Low Key"

Our Daily Challenge - February 17, 2018 - "Hidden in the Darkness"

118 Pictures in 2018 - #86. "What's in the Box"

Dog Blog Post #2451

(Watching WAY too much Olympics)

Photography Assignment

See under each picture

We Were Wolves
Poor Henry, all tuckered out

"We were wolves once
Wild and wary
Then we noticed you had sofas"

-- Francesco Marciuliano, I Could Chew on This: And Other Poems by Dogs

Daily Dog Challenge 2301. "My Happy Place"

Our Daily Challenge - February 19, 2018 - "Bedding"

118 Pictures in 2018 - #99. Sleeping

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