Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Zachary, looking rather noble today.

"Don't hate me because I'm beautiful."

How many folks are old enough (and honest enough) to fess up to remembering that commercial? (Yikes! It's on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz8ul-gmLyA)

Zachary, looking like the knight (horse) on the chess board.

We don't call him Happy Henry for nothing!

Dog Blog Post #806

Photography Assignment

Daily Dog Challenge "315. Canine Beauty Tips By _____ - If your dog could give out beauty tips, what would they be?"

Our Daily Challenge - "Shaped like a letter"

For Zachary

My favorite shot of the set (top of post):

"Beauty has a lot to do with character." -- Kevyn Aucoin

The Golden Retriever standard for temperament calls for "Friendly, reliable, and trustworthy", and Zachary's got all three qualities in abundance.

He is, by far, the hardest working, honest, eager-to-please dog I've every had.

It's not even close.

Zachary's ear is shaped like the letter "V", especially in this picture. It's actually rounded at the bottom (see the other shots) but seems to have a slight wrinkle in it here to create a nice point.

For Henry

"Beauty is in the heart of the beholder." -- H. G. Wells

Henry loves everyone, and I have no doubt he views everyone as Beautiful.

Especially if they have cookies.

What They REALLY Look Like

So hard to not choose this happy, smiling shot.

Ah, shucks, I'm just a goofy golden.

Editor's Note: I really really really need to try harder to vary their poses. I particularly liked Henry's "don't hate me" shot, and had I been able to find a clear letter on him (like Zachary's ear was) I might have chosen it as my favorite.

There are many options for that, including head level or tilted down. Must explore those more fully some time soon.

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Sue and Doug said...

one has not 'lived' until you have loved and been loved by a golden..:)..or any dog for that matter..

houndstooth said...

Ha! I remember those commercials! :) I think all the shots are great and I don't know how you picked a favorite.

Have you seen that graphic that's been going around Pinterest of different human poses for photography? We need one for dogs! lol

Flea said...

Omigoodness! New poses or not (I hear ya), these shots are beautiful.

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