Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Proud

Henry's Tail


Dog Blog Post #534: Today's Daily Dog Challenge was a challenge, as I noted in the photo description...

"42. Proud - Capture a proud moment or a look of pride with your dog today!"

To be honest, I'm not entirely sure Golden Retrievers can "do" pride. At least, none of mine have ever shown a drop of it. They are excited when they do something right, but I think that's more because they've pleased you, or get a cookie, than that they feel any sense of accomplishment themselves.

BUT

The challenge is pride, and so I give you…

… Henry's tail. It swishes. It swirls. He can wrap around my leg like a cat. When he's excited, it wags. When he's concentrating, it's very very still. Usually it's held in a neutral position, parallel to the ground, but occasionally he raises it up like a merry flag, as if to show it off to all the world.

Surly an object so versatile, expressive, and frankly gorgeous is something to be proud of, no?


My alternate shot was just plain luck...

Stick out your tongue...
Well, can YOU touch the top of your nose with your tongue?

Finally (at least for today) we have:

Our Daily Challenge - "Corner"

I'm Sorry
"I'm sorry"

And once again stealing from my description in flickr (as today has already turned into tomorrow)...

Oh, come on. You don't honestly think I sent Zachary to the corner because he did something bad, do you???

I don't think Zachary is capable of being bad. Probably never crossed his mind to want to, and if it did, I doubt he would know where to begin, having had no experience at it.

In this case, he's being a very good boy by sitting where I asked him to sit and looking where I asked him to look. But then, being good is what Zachary does best. :)

111 Pictures in 2011 - "57. wood"

Zachary and the copper doorknobs are the only things in this shot that aren't made of wood.


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5 comments:

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! My mom said its always delightful to take a Golden tongue photo. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

houndstooth said...

Stick a few peacock feather in those Golden feathers and I bet he could pull it off! I just love that happy expression of his in the top picture.

Please give him a cookie for me after that last picture! I love that shot!

~~Sue and Doug~~ said...

goldens are always proud..they say it with the golden smiles and the way their tails stand up right when they are happy and proud!..
I love when Tucker runs down the hallway to the elevator, knowing he is off to play with his buddies at daycare!..so happy..oh to bottle some of his enthusiasm!..great photos of your boys once again!..you are a 'proud momma'!!

Bailey said...

He looks rather humble. Bailey knows shame, he used to crate himself when he shredded stuff. Katy knows no guilt.

greygirl25 said...

Proud is a tough one. Timber sits so beautifully and he really can look proud, but how many photos of the red-head do you guys want to see?

I love the first one with his tail held so high.