Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bad Habits

Dog Blog Post #217: Ok, enough horsing around...

On the training front, we still have much to work on.
  • Pogo Puppy: Henry feels compelled to greet us by jumping up and down with paws outstretched, as though saying "mommy, mommy, mommy!" He loved being carried as a puppy, and since he was so sweet, we loved to carry him. Obviously, he's much too big for that now, but that hasn't changed his desire for it.
  • Counter-surfing: Pretty self-explanatory.
  • Sit by Doors: For reasons known only to him, Henry does stand-n-stare instead of sit-n-stare at the front door, and even saying, "Sit", is met with a blank stare. Watching Zachary sit doesn't help either. Walking 10 feet away works wonders, as does having a cookie in your hand. He doesn't try to go out, he doesn't bark, he isn't pushy, he just doesn't sit. Weird.
There are others, but those are the worst offenders at the moment. Ok... work done, on to the fun stuff!

Today's Daily Shoot assignment:

Make a photograph today with a central point of interest in it.

Central Point of Interest?

Blah blah blah... cookie?

After watching the "morning returns" (from those in an earlier time zone) it seemed like you just needed to focus on one important thing.

I'll give you three guesses what I chose...   :)

My favorite is the picture up top, although it wasn't the one I ultimately tweeted. I loved the clarity, the whiskers, the soft fur contrasted with his rough nose, and the little dark spots where the whiskers come out.

But I wasn't sure if it actually qualified as a "Central Point of Interest" as it took up pretty much the whole shot.

Another runner-up was:

His eye, his whiskers, the dark whisker spots, ... I liked this one a lot. It just seemed a bit too bright.

So I went with:

With such a soft expression, and his ear curling around to frame his face... I just melted.

(These are all of Henry. I took just as many shots of Zachary, but for whatever reason, Henry's came out a bit clearer today.)

Glad folks enjoyed yesterday's Zebra shot. Zachary was soooo patient, and yes, he got a pile of cookies for it. Is it just me, or does his muzzle seem really long in that shot. Almost "horse" long! As soon as I saw it, I knew it was destined for Wordless Wednesday.


Cherie said...


houndstooth said...

I like all of the shots! I'm not sure I could have narrowed it down to one favorite. Maybe the lighting was just more favorable to Henry's coloring today, since he's a bit lighter.

It sounds like you have your training work cut out for you!