Thursday, January 19, 2012
Dog Blog Post #572: Today's Daily Dog Challenge was simplicity itself:
80. Legs - Show us your dog's legs today.
112 Pictures in 2012 - "#108. Leg(s)"
Our Daily Challenge - January 19, 2012 - "A Favorite Thing"
Whew - an easy night!
Figuring a nice shot of the boys playing bitey-face would satisfy, and it was only a matter of time until I was obliged, I turned my attention to what remains of the Scavenge Challenge list for January, spotting:
"#10. How or what do you recycle? Make it look good!"
Hmmm... on the surface, also an easy one. Zachary has a trick of throwing paper in a can, which would work beautifully (I know, I've done it twice before). At this point, I'll turn the story over to what I wrote in the flickr description:
I was getting "the set" all set up for an elaborate shot with three paper bags (with recycle symbols specifically printed for paper, cans, and plastic) and the appropriate "trash".
I had the backboard up, fabric draped, tripod positioned, camera screwed onto battery pack and Speedlight (covered in Black Floamie Thing) snapped onto the camera…
I looked up to see Zachary contentedly chewing on his Zogoflex Bumi - a floatable, chewable, tuggable, durable, Eco-friendly (so says their ads)
… dog Toy.
And, really, isn't any picture with Zachary in it a good looking picture? :)
FWIW: No, I'm not affiliated with the company, the product, etc. No, I didn't get anything free. No, no one asked me for a review.
I just picked one up at REI, on a whim, as a Christmas present for the boys, and they have been most pleased with the purchase. I have no idea if it would hold up for real power chewers, but it's taken the golden boys steady gnawing and tugging, for days on end, seeming without a scratch, where tennis balls fail in just a minute or two.
As for bitey-face, here's a few more shots...
And finally, being lazy, I tossed the one below into:
12 Pictures in 2012 - "#42. Feather(s) or Feathered"
From the AKC Standard for a Golden Retriever Coat:
"... moderate feathering on back of forelegs and on underbody; heavier feathering on front of neck, back of thighs and underside of tail."
No, I have no idea why they are called feathers!
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