Monday, August 27, 2012

Random Acts with Cookies

"Oh, Heeeeennnnnrrry!"
"Yes, Momma?"

"I don't suppose you would be a good boy and sit here for a moment with a cookie on your nose?"

"Do I get to eat the cookie?"

"Of course, sweetie!"

"I'm your dog!"


Henry's Trick
Zachary: "How pointless is that. Has anyone seen a ball around here?"

Dog Blog Post #792

Photography Assignment

  • Our Daily Challenge - Aug. 27, 2012 - "A Song"
  • Daily Dog Challenge "301. Hidden Talent - Our dogs all have things they can do that surprise us."
  • Scavenge Challenge Aug 2012 - "5. Capture someone (even yourself) seated outdoors on a bench, chair, log or rock."

The Plan

Although I had subjected Henry to the indignity of sitting on a cold hard rock Sunday...

Sit Henry Sit
"My agent says Precious Puppies NEVER sit on cold hard rocks..."

... to satisfy the Scavenge Challenge item listed above, I found out today that a human must be in the shot.


The Problems

Sooo... with time running short to finish the month's challenges, I decided to concentrate on my sitting in a chair with a dog in the shot, and let the rest of the challenges take care of themselves...

... somehow.

The Solution

As I was sitting in that chair, with the camera on the tripod at the ready and remote in hand, it was clear Zachary was going to be no help at all. He was in full Ball Brain mode, and nothing existed for him but that bright orange orb.

However, Henry really is quite good at balancing a cookie on his nose.

What I did NOT know was that he must have been practicing flipping the cookie up into the air and catching it before he lands.

Just started doing it out of the blue this afternoon, and was successful twice!

Back in the house, looking at the shots, typing in random relevant words plus "lyrics" into google turned up:

"Stay" by Sugarland

I declared shot #2 (above) the winner and called it a night.


"I love you, Momma."
"I love you, too, Henry."

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Tanner and Beth said...

These are so sweet! This is both sides of me. Cookie? Ball? Cookie? Ball? Mom!

Doggy kisses

houndstooth said...

I thought the shots were great! Who knew Henry had such hidden talents? I am completely impressed!

How Sam Sees It said...

We especially love the last shot!


Sue and Doug said...

aww so sweet..the love of golden..nothing better!

Bark'n About said...

Well I have the opposite problem here! My dogs will sit on pavement hot or cold but DO NOT ask them to sit on grass; dry or wet!