Friday, February 25, 2011


Snuggle Bugs

Dog Blog Post #247: Did you know that Flickr magically chooses pictures each day and displays them in on their Explore/Interestingness page? Wasn't I tickled to find both Scale and Yellow made the cut. How cool is that?

There's even a unrelated web site called Scout where you can go to that creates a cute little image for you displaying what's been on Explore. At the moment, mine looks like this:

(If I'm behind the times, please humor me. I tend to be rather glacial in staying in tune with things.)

Speaking of moving at a slower pace... today's Daily Shoot assignment was:

Illustrate your idea of peace and harmony--or maybe just peace and quiet--today with a photograph.

On the one hand, I figured this was easy - two dogs sleeping, two dogs snuggling, two dogs chilling out... how hard could it be.

On the other, I was a bit disappointed, as I'm sure everyone is getting tired of "Look Sad" pictures and I was hoping for something a bit more... perky.

Anyway, I dutifully set things up in the kitchen, and snapped the picture at the top of this post and then the one below...

Henry and Friend

And yet... I don't know. They seemed a bit posed. They were, of course, down to tucking ducky under Henry's paw, but I guess I was hoping they wouldn't look it.

(Note Zachary's conspicuous absence, as he equates ducky to "find the hedgehog" and was not about to "Look Sad", making that two days in a row he gets the Missing Skill of the Day award.)

I took another stab at it in the evening, long after the sun had gone down and lighting was (as usual) poor. That said, it led to the picture I ultimately uploaded...

ds466 - Shhhhh

... are they really sleeping? I'll never tell! But I defy anyone to tell me they don't look peaceful. :)

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Annieke said...

At the very least, they look totally cute!

LuLu and Wally said...

Sure looks peaceful to me! :)

PS. There's an award for you on our blog. Swing on by and pick it up! Life with LuLu

houndstooth said...

I think you got a great shot! The lighting might play in your favor, too, since it adds to the coziness. Well, it does in my opinion, anyway!

FANCY the Red Standard Poodle said...

Hi Y'all,

Hmmm. Told me things I didn't know.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Pup Fan said...

I love it! And congrats on being on the Expore page - very cool. :)