Double image … my favourite shot of my pup Sky against the sunset and then I mirrored it so it likes like double the ‘Sky’ against the sunset of the sky….!
Today Zulu met up with his good buddy that he practically grew up with !! Zulu and Watson are about the same age and love to romp and wrestle with one another. They are about the same weight and size and well matched in dispositions. A few passes at the ball gave Zulu some running and jumping… After their fun playtime together Zulu & Sky and I went on to Crissy Field – a great beach with a surf that is virtually always gentle. They didn’t run and chase as much as usual but they still got in some good sand digging and bird chasing!
My treasured pups are the treasures of choice of course for the assignment today Day 16:Treasure What’s your treasure? Perhaps you found a coat at the thrift store like the one your grandfather wore, or took a once-in-a-lifetime trip through the Himalaya. Maybe you treasure your children, or your cat, or a quiet space in the woods. Show us an image that represents a treasure to you. Tip: Get close to your subject — either use the zoom function in your camera, if it has one, or physically move closer to it.
Share Your World – 2015 Week #11 List 2 things you have to be happy about? Two things to be happy about…hmm that’s not hard though I hardly consider them things… Sky & Zulu the two pups who manage to control my unlimited devotion!! Do you prefer ketchup or mustard or mayonnaise? Mayonnaise is the only condiment I would consider of the three listed. I don’t usually eat hamburgers or fries but when I do it’s Mayo as the condiment and it must be a cheeseburger. If you were to paint a picture of your childhood, what colors would you use? Blue for the sun and ocean and yellow and green for the sky and sun. Growing up in the tropical paradise of Grenada was lush and beautiful and as memories go drowns out any potential negative memories. Do you prefer a bath or shower? Shower –absolutely. A bath takes too long and wastes too much water. There are occasions when I think a bath might be nice …but a fleeting thought. Even soaking in a hot tub is a stretch for me .. hard to take that much time to relax!! Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I’m grateful to say I was finally able to enjoy taking my pups to the beach for the first time in three years. I’ve been recovering from a tendon transfer surgery in my ankle which was to fix a problem I’ve had for 3 years. Walking has been a challenge and slow to return to normal. Walking barefoot on the sand was bearable and I am with the help of my pups again finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel!...
Tip: Movement is a great way to convey time and fleetingness. Experiment with panning: pan your camera across your scene while following your moving subject. It takes practice, but if done right you can produce images with clear subjects against blurred backgrounds.
Sky, (full name Skyhawk -like TA4j Skyhawk airplane) had to have a Cyst that has been bothering her removed from her tail yesterday. Yep, surgery. I have a great vet, as in an honest vet who tells it like it is. He doesn’t mess around. Hard to explain, but he is not one of those vets who rushes to cut or prescribe drugs to make a killing. As a matter of fact I brought Sky to his office last July before I had my own surgery (tendon replaced in my ankle) and he thought it best to wait till it seemed an issue for her. Well it became an issue for her about 2 weeks ago when I noticed her constantly trying to chew at it so last Friday I went back to the vet and he agreed we should probably go ahead and remove it. After weighing her Steve the vet had me hold her in my lap as he gave her the injection to give her her surgery nap. That was at noon and he told me to come back around 3pm. At 3 she was still in the recovery cage. A little freaked out-still waking up and probably not happy about being in a cage that reminded her of her pre-rescue life. I sat there with her waiting for her to feel comfortable and steadier on her feet. At about 4pm she was ready to go home. I was told to limit her food and drink for several more hours. She really was thirsty too. I would let her drink a little and then have to take it away from her. Now the dilemma! She has to leave her tail alone so it can heal but since I live on a boat a cone around her head...
In response to Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge post how can I resist but sharing some of the millions of photos of my pups. The white one is an Aussie about 5-6 years old the one chasing is a Catahoula about 3 years old. Both rescues and both living the dream now! Or at least I hope they feel that way. They are certainly fulfilling mine. The whole point of Cee’s challenge is to share photos that don’t fit in a regular category. As far as I’m concerned, my dogs could fit in almost every category out there – but that’s just me. So though neither of my dogs are ‘odd’, I still think it would be acceptable to add them to the Odd Ball Challenge!! Cheers and thanks for checking the post out.
In response to The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge – Orange
Publish an image that represents bliss to you!! There is no one image but I think bliss for me is rejoicing in seeing my two pups enjoying themselves. They are both rescues and they have both come a long way since their previous life before adoption. They are not related but might as well be!!
Today’s assignment to try a different posting style… so though I’ve used pictures in my posts before I thought I would show a story via pictures in this blog. Of course the web can’t read pictures so I’ll just say this picture story will show the pup Zulu (catahoula breed) from 8 wks to now 3yrs from mangy, scrawny pup to handsome companion for his older (non-related by blood anyhow) sister (Sky -Australian Shepherd). Both Zulu and Sky are rescue dogs. Zulu the Catahoula was adopted from the Jefferson County animal shelter in Mardas, Oregon. Sky, the Aussie was a year old when she was adopted from the Milo Foundation in California.