Monday, September 12, 2011



Dog Blog Post #444: Hmmm... post #444 and Daily Shoot #666... interesting.

Monday: llustrate the word equality today with a photograph that shows your favorite interpretation.

Well, the one that always pops into my head is equality of treats (known as Cookie Parity in our house) as everyone knows that dogs can count.

At this point, these sorts of shoots are surprisingly easy (knock on wood.) The boys respond well to "Leave it!" - even Henry - so I no longer have to think about it so long as I'm within a few feet.

I probably don't have to worry about it when I'm further away (e.g the Texas hold 'em picture) but I just can't seem to break myself of chanting "Leave it!" "Leave it!" "Leave it!" anyway.

(Shhh... don't tell Wendy!)

Today, I stupidly started with Henry's empty plate (that old working left to right thing) with it starting out where you see it above, and carefully laid out all his cookies. I then turned my attention to Zachary's empty plate (also exactly where you see it above) and laid out all his cookies.

Then I stood up, took some pictures, set the camera aside, and dumped each dogs plate out between their paws and said "Ok!"

It wasn't until much later that I realized I had started with Henry, and then totally ignored him while I worked with Zachary, and yet no cookies were filched in the process.

Woo Hoo for the puppy!

The other surprise was that while Henry was staring at his cookies the whole time (no, that wasn't surprising) Zachary kept looking at me (which was rather surprising, but not what I'm getting to.)

The surprising part is that when I bent down, lowering my hand to Zachary's plate, he actually followed my hand with his eyes (bending his head down) and then kept gaze fixed on his cookies (see above) after I stood up and went back to picture taking.

What a good boy!

Meanwhile, Henry's gaze never wavered from his plate.

(Or maybe it just takes him longer to count his cookies than it takes Zachary!)

Today begins Fall Quarter for the boys, and to that end, the Weekly Worksheet has returned. I probably won't post them here in the future, but as this is the kickoff for the quarter, here it is...

If you want to understand more about it, you should be able to click on the image to get over to my other blog (BZ Dog Activities) where I explain it. I hope.

As for Scavenge Challenge shots? You'll have to wait until tomorrow (for Wordless Wednesday) to see them. :)

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Berts Blog said...

I can't beleive the pictures you get. Wonderfulllllll

Bert and My Vickie

houndstooth said...

I think I know what those Wordless shots are going to be, and I am green with envy! The boys were awesome models, yet again! I need to work on Morgan so Bunny can have a partner in crime.

I really need a good DS for tomorrow! I can't believe how long it took me to get something today! Gah!

greygirl25 said...

Adorable, what else can I say. You are amazing.

24 Paws of Love said...


Don't you just love it when they have all eyes on you?? :)

Julie said...

What a cute shot . .and what good puppies!!

Boondocks Love Shack Pack said...

Oh those doggies are just too well behaved!!! I don't know how they do it!

Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack