Posts Tagged ‘dog pictures’

Wordless Wednesday #95

June 19, 2012 9 comments


The Dog Park in Pictures

April 26, 2012 8 comments

I had a meaningful post sitting in my brain just waiting to get out last night. Unfortunately, Comcast decided it was not to be. No internet access.

So, given time constraints (trying to get ready for work this morning and write a blog post), I have decided to opt for the easy way out and share some pictures from our dog park. Have a wonderful Thursday!

Wordless Wednesday #80

February 28, 2012 15 comments

Wordless Wednesday #77

February 7, 2012 8 comments

Wordless Wednesday #76

January 31, 2012 11 comments

My Favorite Pet Calendars for 2012. What’s Yours?

December 28, 2011 22 comments

I love getting a new calendar every year. There’s something about starting fresh with a new year and a new calendar that appeals to me. Traditionally, I love two types of calendars: 1) scenic places or locations, and 2) any that feature dogs and cats. I happened to hear about this calendar on the radio and immediately had to Google it.

Isn’t it awesome? I just about died laughing at the dogs in various Yoga poses. There’s also one of Yoga Puppies here. And, let’s not forget Yoga Cats!

It made me wonder what other calendars were out there that might appeal to me. Here’s a few I just had to share. I included a link in each picture so you can click on it and go buy it if it appeals to you. Got any favorites?

I like this one because it features pictures taken by a photographer I happen to love, Ron Schmidt, who has some great pictures at his website Loose Leashes.

I am pretty sure my friend Pamela from Something Wagging this Way Comes won’t want this one, but it made me smile.

Of course, if you love dogs and cats this calendar may be for you!

Here’s a few more for you to enjoy.

There’s quite a few good ones on Cafe Press. Here is one that made me laugh.

Of course, I am rather biased when it comes to Shelties, but this one was too cute to not share.

Better yet, I HIGHLY recommend this one. It happens to be the one created for Minnesota Sheltie Rescue . It features Sheltie rescues and all the money goes back to Minnesota Sheltie Rescue. I happen to be biased where this group is concerned because they have been such an awesome rescue to work with AND because of all they did to bring Lady back to me.

Wordless Wednesday #72

December 28, 2011 10 comments

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words – Daisy and Jasper’s Professional Pics

October 21, 2011 25 comments

Recently, I mentioned that Daisy and Jasper would be getting professional pictures taken. I was really looking forward to it because as I mentioned in a previous post, I have rarely been able to get a great picture of Daisy. She is a gorgeous dog, but because of a past mistake, she is now afraid of cameras.

I warned Jessica of Chocolate Moose Images about Daisy’s fear of cameras (I didn’t want her to be too disappointed if she couldn’t capture any good ones of Daisy), but she assured me that she was up for the challenge. And, she was. 🙂

She was awesome with both Daisy and Jasper, taking the time to just get to know them and make them feel more comfortable.

Jess had already scoped out a location in my area of town and suggested we meet there. I was blown away by beauty of the place she had chosen. I never even knew this little park existed! It had ponds, a forest, a walking path, and a wooden foot bridge that spanned between the two ponds. The walking path was littered with lots of colorful fall leaves. It was beautiful… and perfect.

I’ll let you decide how the photo session went, but if it gives you any idea, I still can’t decide which ones to I like best. Jasper, of course, was a more than willing participant, Daisy less so, but I still think Jess caught some good ones of her too. Of course, there was the added surprise of Daisy deciding to jump into one of the ponds and paddle around, swimming for only the second time in her life, and then her running through the woods only to reappear with burrs in her coat and paws full of mud. But, you know what? I didn’t care. It just added to the experience. My thanks to Jessica for the great pictures. I hope you enjoy the slide show.

By the way, not only is Jess a great photographer, but she is also a really nice person. I was so impressed with how she interacted with Daisy and Jasper. If you would like some awesome photos of you, your dogs or your little ones (i.e., babies, toddlers, etc.) contact Jess via her website, Chocolate Moose Images , or through email. You can also follow her on her Facebook Fan page. I also recommend checking out her blog.

Welcome to the Saturday Pet Blogger Blog Hop. I encourage you to check out some of the other awesome bloggers out there. Much thanks to our most generous and interesting hosts, Life With Dogs, Two Little Cavaliers, and Confessions of the Plume!

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The Daisy Picture That Ruined All Others

October 2, 2011 33 comments

This is the picture that did it. The one that ruined it all.
I know. Pretty bad huh?

At the time, I was only focused on the fact that Daisy, my new dog, had fallen asleep with her rawhide bone sticking straight up between her two front paws. It was adorable. She was adorable! How could I not take a picture?

I moved closer, but the image was a little blurry. I moved closer still, but it was still not close enough to capture the rawhide between her paws. Finally, I found the perfect spot to take my photo… right above Daisy. I pulled my camera close to my face, looked through the viewfinder, and then IT happened. Daisy woke up. It was one of the few times I have heard Daisy bark. She was so startled by me standing above her that she barked in absolute terror and ran like she had seen the devil himself.

From that moment on, I have been unable to capture a good photo of my beautiful girl. Instead, what I get are blurry shots (usually because she’s in the middle of running away)

or I get pictures with her looking worried

or looking concerned

or looking away

or hiding behind foliage.

The last great photo I have of of Daisy is this one (pre-camera phobia) taken by my friend Gretchen a few years ago.

The reason I bring this up is because on Sunday we had a photo shoot with Jessica from Chocolate Moose Images. Jessica did her best to capture Daisy in those rare moments when she wasn’t running, hiding behind foliage or looking away, but I fear that she may not have been able to capture many of Daisy just looking like her adorable self. Who knew one picture would have such an impact?

Of course, it didn’t help that Daisy chose to go swimming in the park pond and then run through the woods and deep underbrush. She came out looking like a wet, muddy girl with burrs covering her body from head to toe. (And this from a dog who just learned to swim this past summer!) Oh well, good pictures or not, we still managed to have a great time and Jess was fantastic.

Wordless Wednesday #63

September 27, 2011 19 comments

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