Sunday, June 18, 2017

Too Darn Hot!

First Zachary got sick.

After a few days (and some magic white pills) he was back to his normal self... and then Henry caught it.

Thankfully, the vet said I could give same pills to Henry, so he started feeling better pretty much right way.

And then it turned hot.

Darned hot.

Too darned hot!

I think today peaked at 106F.

So while I *did* take happy-snappies each day, they weren't anything to write home about.

Here's a sampling...


Family Dinner
Family Dinner


Too Darn Hot
Too hot for overhead lights


Henry still healthy and Zachary feeling better...

Golden Unicorn
Unicorn Henry

This was NOT what I'd pictured in my head.

I imagined the Cookies larger, the rainbow "grass" in the golden bowl overflowing (heck, I'd have been happy with visible), the fabric bright and shimmery...

You get the idea.

About the only thing that worked out as planned - actually better than I'd hoped - was the Unicorn horn.

Fashioned from a discarded manilla folder, held together with masking tape, wrapped in a bit of gold ribbon I had on hand, and attached with pixie sprinkles and fairy dust.

(Well, you can't expect me to divulge ALL my secrets.)

Let's just say that the horn is a real, physical thing and Henry was absolutely wearing it here.

Daily Dog Challenge 2051. "Colorful"

Our Daily Challenge - June 16, 2017 - "Unicorn Food"

117 Pictures in 2017 - #81. "Herbivore"

(Work with me here)

100x - 56: Unicorn

Apparently, Unicorns eat yogurt dipped dog cookies.

Who knew?

In our defense, it was darned hot today, and after a few days off due to Zachary's tummy issue, we were all a bit... rusty.

While Zachary was feeling MUCH better today (a big thanks to the little white pills) I decided - after seeing the shoot going down in flames - to give him another night off.


Warm Blanket
Sleeping it off

Ethereal Henry


Line up
Line Up

Line up
Groggy Henry


... and we are back to before Zachary's tummy went... south.

Cult of the Lacrosse Ball
Zen Zachary

Sacrificial Sock
Henry and Sock

Our Daily Challenge - June 13, 2017 - "Hold or Holding"

Daily Dog Challenge 2049. "Mine"


What's Cooking? 24/52
Master Chefs

Our Daily Challenge - June 12, 2017 - "Stainless Steel"

Daily Dog Challenge 2049. "What's Cooking?"

Dog Blog Post #2426

See above

Photography Assignment

See above

Happy Boys
The Boys

Let's hope this week works out better.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Z is for Zebra

Z is for Zebra
Z is for Zachary with a Zebra

Dog Blog Post #2425

Some pictures defy explanation.

I'm thinking this might be one of them.

Photography Assignment

Our Daily Challenge - June 8, 2017 - "Balanced"

Daily Dog Challenge 2048. "Balance"

117 Pictures in 2017 - #31. "Begins with X or Z"

Well Balanced
Henry (thinking) : "This is Puppy Stuff."

Henry doing what Henry does best.

In truth, his balancing ability exceeds my own ability to create a stable stack with Cookies.


Worn Out
Henry: "Zzzzzz"

Daily Dog Challenge 2047. "Worn Out"

Models don't work on Day Spa Day.

Worn Out
Groggy Henry

(And yes, he really is as tired as he looks)


Game of Bones
Henry: "... or maybe I should move here..."

Game of Bones
Henry: (think think think)

I'm not quite sure what the rules are...

Or who is winning...

But they seem to be quite into it.

Our Daily Challenge - June 8, 2017 - "Playing Games"

Daily Dog Challenge 2046. "What to Do"

Your move, Henry.

Game of Bones
Henry: "Of course, I could move over THERE."


Best Friends
The other day... in a kitchen... far far away

Pressed up against the sofa, this technically is...

Our Daily Challenge - June 8, 2017 - "As Far as the Eye Can See"

A fish-eye lens snapped on my iPhone tries to make it look a bit further than it really is.

(While the hallway actually allows a farther distance, there wasn't enough light for the "see" part.)

Daily Dog Challenge 2045. "Best Friends"

... are off in the distance, playing a game with large dog bones. Alas, we are too far away to see it clearly. Perhaps I'll take a better picture of it tomorrow.

As I've mentioned before. The monochrome nature of floor, cabinets, and dogs is why I'm so fond of using backdrops.

This is the full extent of my "studio" - unmasked.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Private Conversation

Private Conversation
(whisper whisper whisper)

Dog Blog Post #2424

Apparently, it's a secret.

Photography Assignment

Our Daily Challenge - June 7, 2017 - "Sounds"

Daily Dog Challenge 2044. "Undisclosed"

We Were Wolves...

We Were Wolves

"We were wolves once
Wild and wary
Then we noticed you had sofas"

-- Francesco Marciuliano, I Could Chew on This: And Other Poems by Dogs

Our Daily Challenge - June 6, 2017 - "Caring For"

Daily Dog Challenge 2043. "Homebody"

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Pretty Little Flower

Pretty Little Flower
Happy World Environment Day!

Dog Blog Post #2423

Gardener Zachary with his One Perfect flower.

Photography Assignment

Our Daily Challenge - June 5, 2017 - "One Perfect"

Daily Dog Challenge 2042. "Nature Dog"

Fun With Felt night?

~1/4 yard of heavy green felt, a yard of grosgrain ribbon, and a half hour or so of my time.

If I'd found a rich green fleece in my stash I would have spent longer on it, but as the flower headdress is just heavy index card perhaps the felt was most appropriate in the end.

I'm actually quite surprised how long the headdress has lasted. I reapply tape to the back as needed, but it has proved surprisingly durable given how little time I spent on it.


Prince Henry
Prince Henry

Prince Zachary
Prince Zachary

I'm going to have to have a chat with their agent.

Our Daily Challenge - June 4, 2017 - "Gaudy"

Daily Dog Challenge 2041. "Over the Top"

Prince Henry
Henry, still looking princely


Window to the Soul

Window to the Soul

These didn't turn out quite as I'd hoped.

Daily Dog Challenge 2040. "Picture within a Picture"


The Blues Brothers 22/52
The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers
Looking shady?

"Elwood: It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark... and we're wearing sunglasses.

Jake: Hit it."

-- "The Blues Brothers"

Daily Dog Challenge 2039. "Shady"

117 Pictures in 2017 - #95. "Bags or Baggage"

The Blues Brothers
Henry: "Hit it!"


Henry: "Zzzzzz"

Neither of the usual topics "worked" for the boys, so you get a Happy Snappy.


My Favorite Book
"Welcome to Golden Gourmands."

Our Daily Challenge - May 31, 2017 - "First or Last Lines"

"This is my favorite book in all the world, though I have never read it."

-- "The Princess Bride" by William Goldman

This was a bit of a challenge, given my self-imposed subject matter restriction. And after my third or fourth "List Of..." website turned up nothing, I was really beginning to worry.

But when I finally hit on the line above I instantly knew my search was over.

Daily Dog Challenge 2036. "Who Me?"

Truth in Advertising: Uh, no, despite the obvious similarities (I'm looking at you, Zachary) the Cover Dog isn't one of mine.

Handsome fellow, though.

(Yes, it's a real book.)

My Favorite Book
Henry: "I'm the official taste tester."

No, I didn't mean to go that long without posting.

I'll do better this week.

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