Friday, February 24, 2017

Play Time

Playing Tug with Henry

Tug... Tug... Tug!

Dog Blog Post #2375

Henry LOVES playing tug.

Not Tug-of-War, as that would imply winners and losers.

No, Henry just wants to perform the act of tugging.

And he kinda needs you to help, as Zachary has Zero interest in the game.

Keep away, maybe, but definitely not tug.

Our first golden, Beau, also loved tug and I have no doubt that he and Henry would have had a blast playing together.

Photography Assignment

Our Daily Challenge - Feb 24, 2017 - "First Person Chores"

Daily Dog Challenge 1942. "The Things We Do For Love"

Don't get me wrong, I love seeing how happy playing tug makes the pup.

I just try really hard to NOT think about what his claws are doing to the hardwood floor.


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Furry Bellies!

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I believe that's Zachary on the right

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Uh... no, I haven't the slightest idea who is where

Do I worry about their teeth?

No, they have no interest in grabbing my hand, and even if they did, by mistake, they don't close their jaws when playing like this so it wouldn't matter.

Their feet? Now that's a different story. They are more than happy to use my legs as something to push off from, and they push hard!

These are obviously all iPhone shots.

While my new 35mm lens has made my Nikon my go-to camera for happy-snappies these days, it is too cumbersome/heavy to hold one-handed for shots like these.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017


Colorful Zachary

Dog Blog Post #2374

Umm... yeah.

Hopefully, this picture speaks for itself, because I haven't a clue what else I can say.

Photography Assignment

Our Daily Challenge - Feb 23, 2017 - "Colorful"

Daily Dog Challenge 1941. "Vivid"

It's been a while since I've picked up my knitting needles.

So many hobbies, so little time.

And yes, both items were made specifically for the boys, specifically for photo shoots.

The collar is a basket weave pattern, which I find very relaxing to do.

The stocking cap was rather ad-hoc, but it makes me laugh.

100x - 21 : Colorful Dog

Colorful Zachary demanding a raise

Henry decided he didn't like today's shoot, and threw in the towel before I managed to get anything worth uploading.

Occasionally he does that, for reasons known only to Henry.

I never press the issue since he's usually such a good sport.

Tomorrow is another day.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Paw Pad

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Rear Paw

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Same paw - closeup on the nail

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Same paw - look at all that fluff!

Dog Blog Post #2373

The Other Side of a dog paw.

No, I don't know whose, I'm afraid, so I credited both in the tags.

Usually I can tell by seeing the tops of the claws, as they have different light/dark patterning, but I only shot undersides today.

And no, of course I don't have their claw coloring memorized. However, Henry always goes first, so when the patterns change I know I've switched to Zachary!

I do know that the boys must be due for a trip to the Day Spa, given how fluffy those paws are.

Photography Assignment

Our Daily Challenge - Feb 22, 2017 - "The Other Side"

I might have to retake...

117 for 2017 - #51. "Nails"

... at some point, although their nails are kept quite short (I hate the sound of nails clicking on the hardwood floor) and are difficult to see under their fur even when their paws are freshly trimmed.

Daily Dog Challenge 1940. "Walking The Dog Day"

A bit of a stretch, perhaps, but it's hard to argue that it's not a normal part of walking the dog. :)

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I love my Macro lens

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