Sunday, August 21, 2011


Sense of Wonder

Dog Blog Post #422: Was barely home today, and it probably shows in both my response to today's Daily Shoot assignment of...

Sunday: Make a photo of something that reminds you of that sense of childhood wonder.

... as well the brevity of this post.

The End.

Ok... maybe not that brief. I'll throw in the description I put in flickr, in hopes it makes things clearer...

As with people, every dog is different. While Zachary's practically a work-a-holic, Henry (above) seems to be going through life with the bright, questioning eyes of child, finding joy where ever he looks.

Now it's The End.

Ok... maybe just one more thing...

Something Wagging This Way Comes asked how the dogs responded to their reflection in yesterday's Mirror Mirror... shot.

This short answer is, I don't know. They sniffed at the mirror, like they would anything else I put in front of them, and after they seemed no more interested in it than in any other non-edible, non-toy prop.

While I'd love to say that Henry contemplated deep thoughts as he peered at his reflection, I kinda don't think so. He was looking where he was looking because of where I placed the cookies.

That doesn't mean the dogs don't look in mirrors or recognize reflections. The mirrored closet doors in our bedroom cover nearly the length of the room, and I have on numerous occasions seen Zachary intentionally look at those mirrors in order to see "around the corner" into the bathroom if someone is in there.

I think I've even seen Henry watching me pet him, if we're sitting on the bed, but I'm less sure of that since he could just be facing that direction and looking at nothing in particular.

I'd love to hear if anyone has had any luck with dogs and mirrors, though! :)

Coming to the end of the Scavenge Challenge shots for the month of August we have...

18) Be careful when you play with fire, and don't allow "hot spots" in your image.


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houndstooth said...

Oh, I love Henry's expression! That's a great shot for the assignment!

Greyhounds are sighthounds, so they usually do notice mirrors with a lot of intensity, especially the first time they see them. It's pretty funny, actually!

Wyatt said...

Nice shot!!


Kolchak Puggle said...

Henry looks like such a puppy in that shot. Young and idealist and adorable! The first time we showed Koly himself in the mirror, he freaked out, barking and clawing at it. He's calmed considerably since then, thank dog.

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

That is a truly endearing photo of Henry. Just so puppyish and teddy bear like. I'd love to give him a cuddle:)

Once Beryl worked out there was no dog behind the mirror and that it was her she lost interest in mirrors. On the other hand, Frankie loves to gaze at himself in a mirror. We have a ritual where he lies on my lap upside down when I'm sitting in my computer chair, and I swing around so he can see us in the mirror. I wave and talk to him and he loves it. Also he has to have a quick look in the mirror beside my bed before he settles down for the night:)

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! For sure wondering whre did you go and if you brought something Tasty. Happy Monday! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

greygirl25 said...

That is absolutely the best portrait you have taken. It's beautiful.