Saturday, June 23, 2012

Big and Small

So Close and Yet...
"One... Two... Three..."
"Good Stay!"
"Leave it!"

So Close and Yet...
"... Eleven... Twelve... Thirteen..."
"Good Stay!"
"Leave it!"

So Close and Yet...
"... Twenty Four... Twenty Five... Twenty Six..."

Dog Blog Post #727: Yes, I'm once again torturing the boys.

For the Daily Dog Challenge assignment of:

235. Big and Small - Take a picture of your dog with something much bigger or smaller than they are.

So close, and yet so far.

Thankfully, the moment was brief, and they were rewarded 30 times over for their patience.

Our Daily Challenge - June 22, 2012 - "Negative Space"

I'm sure Zachary would love to help the little cookie escape from its sea of negative space.

Hmm.... I wonder how many saw Zachary's (negative space) cookie first vs. Henry's visually larger and brighter cookie in either of the top two pictures?

So Close and Yet...
Inside the circle of paws, the cookie is safe!

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Editor's Note: The topic of grooming the boys comes up every now and then in comments, and I'm somewhat embarrassed to admit I personally do very little outside using an undercoat rake (frequently!) on Henry when he is shedding.

They go to the day spa every 2-3 weeks, which certainly helps to keep them fluffy, sweet smelling, and clean. But part of it is just the nature of their coat. Goldens (at least all of mine) have Teflon fur - and even mud, once dry, seems to fall right off it without leaving a trace.

On them.

My floor? Well, that's another story!

In addition to a wash and dry, the groomer brushes teeth, cleans ears, trims nails, and clips paw fur (to prevent Golden Slippers.)

He also trims around Henry's ears, which are quite thick with fur. For reasons unknown to me, he don't trim Zachary's ears, although Zachary lets me trim them without issue and I can't imagine, at all, that he gives the groomer any problems. One of those strange oddities of life, I guess!

I used to fuss over Beau's fur all the time, a surrogate daughter I suppose. :)

Perhaps I'll have to take that up again with the boys!

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FANCY the Red Standard Poodle said...

Hi Y'all,

Can't get over the expressions the boys have. I hate "leave it" but that is one of the most practiced commands in my house.

Just wanted to stop to see how your week went. Hope it's great! Wishin' y'all a great and a wonderful summer and a relaxing weekend! Stay cool!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Anonymous said...

Hey Henry, Hey Zachary, Jet here.

Dudes, you have patience out the wazoo... those cookies would have NEVER made it on my nose! Most impressive.

JJ has the same type fur as you, easy peasy... except for the hairy ear issue. What are golden slippers??

Mom provides spa day at Casa Jet. Dudes, you go to the spa? Spa month is July (and sometimes extended to August) here in the tropics... not sure if that goes for K9s, too! MOMMMMMM?????

fromsophiesview said...

Such well behaved doggies you have...I just know that practice makes perfect....brushing coats here is at a minimum because my hair does not knot...phew...but when I hear "Do you want a brush" I'm on it like an ant on pb&j!

Beans4Biscuits said...

We found you on the blog hop! Can't wait to follow...

Sugar the Who

Sage said...

Our next one is 'on the nose' now that doing a wait for the treat on the paws is a success! Thanks for the inspiration.

houndstooth said...

I always admire the boys' willpower during photo shoots! They really do have amazing patience.

I thought they were just naturally handsome!