Ginger Leigh, ? – February 11th, 2011
I’ll be taking a short break but will be back to blogging soon. Hope everyone is well out there.
Please keep Ginger in your thoughts today. She is headed to the veterinarian for some tests, following some symptoms that are concerning. She is 12. We are preparing ourselves for the worst–but I am not sure that you can ever prepare yourself for that day, completely.
Mid-week sweetness. Have a good rest of the week, everyone.
I am away from home today, on business. Such are the times that I really miss my husband and our other house inhabitants.
This is Sam. He is our retired greyhound and, as you can see, he takes his retirement quite seriously. Sam was returned to a no-kill shelter after his first owner was deployed overseas in what seems like so many years ago now. Neither of us can remember a time when our furkids were not part of our family. They play an intrinsic role in our lives. When you can be intrinsic and still spend most of your time sleeping on the couch…well, thats a mighty powerful soul.
Thanks for looking.
I had a very serious looking post to offer…but this has been a very, very long and arduous week. I was glancing through some of my older photos, and this immediately put a smile on my face. As you can tell, he was not amused.
Technical value: 0
Smile value: priceless.
Some pictures just make me smile. This is one of them.
I’ve long had a connection with nature and, in particular, animals. My husband dubs me Snow White, as I seem to attract them, mammal, reptile, bird, and amphibian. No discrimination.
This is one of my babies, a rescue from a local shelter. (It is still a debate as to who rescued who.) She is aging some and I know I won’t have her forever. I try to take some photos from time to time, but I have to be careful. She really does not like cameras. It seems to disturb her to have something pointing at her. I do not shoot her often, I do not want to be disrespectful to a friend who has been so loyal and loving over the years we have shared our home and lives with her. I snapped this one the other day and I really love her expression, so its a keeper.
Just like her.
Did you expect a cowboy?
I was out scouting around for photo ops, as I usually do on an early Saturday morning. Coming out of a small coffee shop at the foot of the state park entrance, I was greeted by this lovely chap who was kind enough to pose for me. I still need to hone my photography skills, as I could not for the life of me get him to smile–although he did wag is tail ferociously.
He was patiently awaiting his owner, still inside, but I had the feeling that he would have taken a ride with anyone coming out of the shop.
I wonder if I should have had him sign a model release…?