Pets

Life With Dogs

Photography when done for my own happiness is a form of mindfulness. It's a meditation.   But, often when I'm shooting for others it is stress, anxiety and the desire to perform and please people.  

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The days I want to escape the most are the days when the puffy cumulous clouds dot the sky and the earth is green.   The dogs were eager to ride in the truck.   It was a new way to ride. 

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I'm continually torn between running as a business or quitting and doing this hobby only for myself.  This art, this craft, this skill that is photography. 

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My favorite people in the world are dogs. 

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Their first ride in the back of the truck out to the farm.  Don't worry they were safe and we weren't going fast at all.  

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Everyday is a good day if you're a spoiled dog.  

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Music, being in the country, dogs, and traveling the things I love.  Oh, and photography of course.   I'm glad I found this hobby it has profoundly affected how I see the world.  

I really like this article titled" Why Creative People Sometimes Make No Sense" 

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Pumpkin is insane.  Sister is odd and the Puppy may be taking after Pumpkin.  lol 

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My blog could almost be called life with dogs.  After teaching all day I don't feel like writing when I post images.   I barely have time to do this, as I'm still fulfilling obligations that I've already had.  

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I need to go to bed, but I'm making a birthday cake for my second child who is about to turn 18 tomorrow.  When people tell you "they grow up so fast" it is very true.  

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The do enjoy themselves. 

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There will be no photographing of the Indian Paintbrush.  

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"Here let me hold your hair while you photograph that flower."  


Dogs

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There are a lot of dog pictures on my blog.  Dogs are a huge part of my life.  My big dogs, my little dogs, puppies, my sister's dogs ... I love dogs.   When I was small my Aunt Billie took me to get my first puppy, a Collie which we named Lassie.  Then for the rest of my childhood we had and raised Collies,  yes, we were the "pure breed" dog breeder family that so many people today get outraged about.  The outrage annoys me because I had a childhood of puppies. Not just one puppy for a  year or two but years of puppies to love and adore.  Raising animals teaches you compassion and love.  I also had chores, I had to care for the dogs after school as I got older and I showed dogs for 4H.  My friends who breed and raise purebred dogs love their dogs more than most people I know.  I am constantly seeing pictures of their children with their dogs and puppies.   I realize there are horror stories about people who don't care for their animals but that can be anyone, right down to the people who "rescue" animals.   

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Since he was adopted right before Easter his name is The Easter Buddy... which goes well with his new Sister

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I got a few shots of Pumpkin this afternoon playing ball and the other dogs.  

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I mean how precious is he?  Super precious.  I can't wait to get home and cuddle my little boy.   

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He's so hard to shoot he won't stay still most of these shots are not totally in focus.  He's a little stinker.  

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And awed, Sweet little Buddy meets his Big Sister.  

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Here is my Ozzie boy with the new boy.  

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He is a noble old dog.  We call him "Old Man" though, most of the time.