Monday, August 1, 2011


Out Front

Dog Blog Post #401: As it was asked about yesterday's Yellow Bird post, the chicken stuffie is not new.


It's also not the boy's stuffie. I bought it during the Easter season this year to sit on my dresser because it's just so darn cute.

It did make a previous appearance back in April for the High-Contrast Daily Shoot...

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... and a couple others shot that day...

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ds514 - High Contrast

... I mean, really, how could I not buy such a cutie???

Today's Daily Shoot assignment was...

Make a photograph of the front of a building today. Could be your house, the bank, or city hall.

... and I had just a tiny sliver of day to get the job done. So I grabbed Henry and headed down to one of the few interesting architecture places I could think of where I could get Henry close enough, safely enough, to get a shot of something more than a pillar or a dog ear.

Seemed like a good idea at the time.


Why is it, when I want a meet-n-greet for socialization, and I "dress" one of the boys up in a cute bandana (see up top) and go sit out front of a public place, in the middle of a high-traffic zone, and plaster a friendly smile on my face... I can sit there for 20 minutes with no "takers".

And then a day comes when I just want to get a picture and run, so while I have the same friendly dog, I have a fairly large (certainly visible!) camera and bait bag and drool rag (making me hopefully look somewhat photographer like) and I'm crouched off the beaten path with my back to people, obviously posing the dog ("Henry, Henry, (insert kissy noise) Henry!") I get SIX people in 5 minutes ASKING to pet my dog.


Of course, what am I going to say? Here's Henry with this neck looking more giraffe-life than dog-like, smiling as his adoring fans, paying no attention to me what-so-ever.


Oh well, tomorrow dawns a new day...

And now for some non-dog related items, from this month's brand new Scavenge Challenge list (click to see it large enough to see) ...

... we have:

#1) "Houses aren't just for people. Find any other type of house, i.e., bird, doll, dog, etc."

Abandoned Home
Abandoned Home - needs some paint but otherwise appears habitable

#7) "Face your phobias! Time to go out and shoot something you fear or dislike."

Shoo Fly

(Hate flies. Hate. Hate. Hate.)

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Sheltie Times said...

As always great shots. Bailey seems to be a people magnet, much to Katy's horror. One of our friends always teases him about his movie star status.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! LOVE outdoor photos ... great roof architecture of that building. Goldens in general are hard to resits not to be acknowledge in public. We went to an Art fest this weekend ... none of the photos came out right due to the public petting ... which I enjoyed a lot. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

houndstooth said...

Still giggling over your unplanned meet and greet! If I had a quarter for every time we'd shared that experience, well, I wouldn't have to work so hard. I think it made for a cute shot!

I'm still excited about the Scavenge Challenge this time! I have to get a few pictures taken today so I can keep up.

Low horizon? Do they still not get that we're in the grips of a punishing heat wave? *sigh*

Ruth said...

Distractions for the dogs are the bane of my life! :)

Sage said...

Zach & Henry have such good restraint when there's a stuffie around! Henry looks so calm--you'd never know there were all kinds of distractions.

greygirl25 said...

Henry is gorgeous, who wouldn't stop to oooh and ahhh over him.