Friday, January 28, 2011

Seeing Red

Dog Blog Post #219: Here's a training question for you - how close can you position your dog next to a solid object - say, oh, picking something at random here... how about a large BBQ covered in a brilliant red plaid wool blanket?

Or anything else large and solid?

I am having a heck of time getting the guys to sit next to large solid things, like cabinets or walls or the odd blanket covered BBQ I just happen to come across.

Zachary is actually the worst. He wants to sit at least 6" away - a foot would be even better - and since Henry won't sit closer than Zachary, pretty soon I have this big gap and ugly dark shadows.

(Sorry... just a moment of venting there - it seemed like I was seeing red!)

Today's Daily Shoot assignment:

Today's theme is red. Red hot? Red paint? Or something else? You decide.


Well, its marginally better than stripes, I suppose.

Hubby suggested the bandana idea again - pictured above. Not bad - if a bit conventional. Next I tried the "Outlaw Look" - too bad I couldn't find a cowboy hat! Zachary wasn't that wild about the bandana over the nose at first, but warmed up to with the liberal application of cookies.

Henry was convinced it was worse than the evil jingle collar and wanted nothing to do with it.

In then end, I decided to honor their Scottish Highland roots, and went with the picture below...

I think he looks rather regal, don't you?


greygirl25 said...

Beautiful pics, as always.

Pamela said...

Lovely photo.

And your comments just made the connection for me that my Golden Honey shares my Scottish heritage (I'm a Douglas). I never thought of it that way before.

LuLu and Wally said...

Oh my! You're SO handsome with your red tartan backdrop! :)

Happy Blog Hop!

Anonymous said...

Regal, indeed! Love the red bandanas!

Elyse and Riley

Anonymous said...

I think they look great! I put Opie in a black bandana yesterday. He looked tough! And he didn't chew it off. It also muffled the sound of his many, many tags.

Happy Bog Hop!

Anonymous said...

I agree! Very regal. That is a great picture. Red's his color.

melF said...

So adorable! Great pics as always. I'm wondering if it's just a dog thing. My dogs don't like to sit next to large objects either.

Just wanted to hop by!

Kolchak Puggle said...

I love stopping by to look at your fabulous pictures!

24 Paws of Love said...

Very daper! Excellent photos. I could probably get my dogs to sit next to something, but I couldn't do the bandana over the nose!!

Pup Fan said...

Cute bandana photos! I like the one you chose for the Daily Shoot too.

Lori @ According to Gus said...

Love the plaid background! What a beautiful profile!

P.S. Thanks for the photo compliment. We're trying to learn more and more about our camera. Your gorgeous blog photos inspire us to keep snapping away!

houndstooth said...

I love the plaid, but I don't think your boys ever take a bad picture!

Anonymous said...

I like the golden bandit!!

Hawk aka BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all,

Just hopped by to check up on the photo shoots...loved the pictures, especially the plaid blanket background...

for Halloween you can dress them in the traditional feather bonnet, doublet, kilt and don't forget the spats! BOL!

Sorry, but my Humans are both of Scottish ancestry.

Hawk aka BrownDog