Thursday, January 13, 2011


Dog Blog Post #201: Thankfully, this time, it was just a some scratch paper from a math study session that we found thoroughly masticated all over the floor, with cute little Henry standing over it looking so proud...


It did bring back memories of long ago, long before Henry and even before Zachary, when Beau was young and a pain in the… well… he was young…

… and so was my son.

And my son left his middle-school take-home Science test sitting on the table, despite having been warned 1000 times not to. Gee, what a surprise, we awoke the next morning to find Beau standing over a pile of masticated paper, looking much as Henry does above.

My son was distraught. It seems the science teacher didn’t allow late papers and accepted no excuses… ever! (Can’t you just hear him? “Ever, mom. Ever!”) But (being mom) I grabbed a little zip-lock baggie and picked up every last (soggy!) piece and sealed them inside. Then I put it in his hand told him to give it to his teacher anyway.

He was sure it wouldn’t work, and I spent the entire first half of the day wondering if he was even going to try.

That afternoon, when I picked him up from school, he was all smiles. It seems he walked up to the teacher and handed her his (still wet on the inside) baggie and said – you guessed it – “My dog ate my homework.”

Much to everyone’s surprise, she accepted it! Well, she accepted his explanation. The zip-lock baggie came home unopened.

I’ve long since forgotten what grade he got on it, or perhaps she let him do it over again the next day. I can say he got an A in the class! His teacher told him that it was only the second time she had ever accepted an excuse…

… and to this day I’ve wondered what the first one was!

And on a totally unrelated note, I have been totally enjoying going through a year of photos over at It's a  Greyt Day for a Photo (I highly recommend a visit if you haven't been there!) While there, I discovered The Daily Shoot and thought I would keep my eye on the assignments to see if anything turned up that might work with "dog" as the subject matter.

Wouldn't you know, today (the first day I looked) the assignment is: Make a photograph of something shiny or glossy, but not transparent. Emphasize the effect of the surface.

... and I thought, I could do that!


Pup Fan said...

Very cool photo! I was considering doing some sort of weekly photography challenge on my blog, actually. (Thought it would be a good way for me to learn about my new camera.) I'll have to check out The Daily Shoot.

Thank you for following my blog - I'm following you back! :)

B said...

It is beautiful eye boogie and all. I love your dogs, writings and photo's.

BZ Dogs said...

Yeah - that's what I get for not having my glasses on! Live and learn. :)

houndstooth said...

That's a really great shot! I'll be in trouble if I start loking at photo blogs, too!

Sage said...

You taught your son a good lesson--tell the truth and if it seems like it isn't, back it up with evidence. Good for you!

I need to learn more about my camera--maybe this is a good place. Thanks for sharing!

greygirl25 said...

OK, on Henry's behalf, he was just observing what Zachary did. He couldn't believe his cute puppy eyes.

Thanks for the plug on my photo blog. For me, taking pictures every day was the best thing that I ever did for my photography. So much still to learn and doggies almost always make perfect subjects. Plus, you will never regret having all of the pictures.