Friday, July 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Henry

Happy Birthday Henry

Dog Blog Post #398: Yes, hard to believe, but my little ball fur turned one year old today.

On the outside.

On the inside? He's still all puppy to me. :)

The Daily Shoot even cooperated, throwing us...

Go meta and make a photo of a photo today. Don't just be a copy machine, however. Get creative with composition.

Thankfully, I do print out pictures from time-to-time, and riffling though my collection turned up a pair from when Henry was a wee babe.

Baby Pictures

(Look at those ears!)

I put them in plastic slip covers (to protect from the inevitable dog drool) and put those into a plastic binder as though pages in a book. A few pieces of rolled up tape held everything where I wanted it, with the switcher for the ceiling fan being temporarily repurposed to elevate the top end of the "book" to cut down on the glare.

After getting everything set, with the camera on tripod with a two second timer (so I could drop the shutter speed a bit despite the low light in the house (caused by the high heat outside forcing most blinds to remain closed and lights off except the ones on the above mentioned ceiling fan))) I pushed the button, slid in front of Henry just out of range, and held my hand (with cookie) down low for expression.

(As Henry doesn't quite have Zachary's "look at the cookie" skill if my hand isn't there, getting him to appear to look AT the pictures wasn't going to happen.)

Anyway - ta-da! Presto, there it is.

The remaining shots were taken in the kitchen with the ubiquitous white backboard being stretched out flat, having Happy Birthday wrapping paper butterfly clipped to it, and then the ends of the clips taped to the kitchen counter (right behind were the ottoman sat in yesterday's daily shoot picture, with the camera in roughly the same location, on a tripod, once again to drop the shutter speed a bit.)

Here's another of Henry...

Happy Birthday Henry
Smile, Henry. It's your birthday!

... and one of Zachary...

Party Animal
The original Party Animal

... always up for a party, even if mom doesn't get the focus quite right.

(In my defense, BOTH dogs were actually sitting together, facing each other, but my aperture was just too big (as light was low) to get sharp focus on both.)

And what did Henry get?

He and Zachary split 1/2 of a grocery store rotisserie chicken, fresh and steaming hot when I deboned it (cooled a few minutes, of course, before I gave it to them.) They'll get the other half tomorrow.


And as I don't have anymore Scavenge Challenge shots until August rolls round, he's a few more baby pictures of Henry...

6.5 Weeks

8 Weeks (first week home)

Was he really that small?

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Talking-Dogs said...

Happy Birthday, Henry! Woofs from Tucker, Lucy, Jeffie & Rudy
p.s. ooooooh, puppy pictures! :-D

Pamela said...

Happy Birthday, Henry! You're lucky to have such nice pictures of you growing up.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Happy BARKDAY Henry. LOVE your CUTE puppy photos. Have a PAWsome day celebrating. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

houndstooth said...

I remember when I first found your blog, you were eagerly anticipating Henry's arrival! I can't believe it's been a year already.

I think Henry's going to have a better wardrobe than Bunny soon at this rate! He's had a new hat every day this week, and he's looked great in every one.

Happy Birthday, Henry!

Sheltie Times said...

Happy Birthday Henry. I am sure Mama has lots of fun stuff planned for you. Enjoy.

-Katy & Bailey

Kristine said...

That shot of Henry looking through the photos is just so cute. I'd say it's framable.

Happy birthday to Henry! I am glad he got to enjoy the celebration!

Swimflyaway said...

Ooooooh, my heart is melting! That picture where he is sitting and looking up at you...oooooooh!

Oh, and Happy Birthday Henry! I can't believe you are only a year old! You seem so mature. :-)


Kristin G. said...

Happy birthday handsome Henry! Those puppy photos are too cute for words. Thanks for sharing.

Ruth said...

Happy birthday Henry! You're such a star!

Pup Fan said...

I'm late... darn real life keeping me from catching up on my favorite blogs! However, a big happy birthday wish to Henry! I love the puppy photos!

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

How did I get this far behind?? I know you made sure Henry had a Happy Birthday:) He was such a gorgeous little puppy and he's growing into a handsome young fellow.