Posts Tagged ‘dogs’

Downtown Naperville is a happening place at night, not the sort of spot you’d expect to be going to the dogs. But it is, as you’ve seen before. This night my husband and I took a walk, fortified by some amazing gelato. We didn’t share with any of these guys, though.

A dog of a different color, lots of different colors.

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Let sleeping dogs lie.

for One Word Sunday

 

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Alisa’s travel theme this week is animal companions.  You know I love horses from my gravatar photo.  However, some years ago, we fostered several rescue pit bulls, a wonderful experience.  Janie, our first dog, had been rescued from being chained outside a crack house in downtown Cleveland.  Despite her experiences, she was a dog filled with love and fun, capable of amazing feats of athleticism and of creating games.  She also loved her Kong filled with peanut butter bread, chewing on a mini tire, or this “bone.”  Her favorite thing was sitting on your lap.  🙂

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As November comes to a close, we’re given the opportunity to choose our theme for Sally’s challenge.  I’ve chosen “Animals”, so that I could feature this fetching canine that caught my eye one day while we were driving.  S/he looks very intent, but there’s just something about a dog with its head out, smelling all those smells we can’t and feeling the wind in its face, that makes me smile.

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
~Josh Billings

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“A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty.”
~John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog

Usually on Monday I participate in Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge.  But Sally will be not only cyber-free but visiting relatives this week, so there’s no challenge.  Instead, I thought I’d share a photo I took earlier this year along Naperville’s Riverwalk, a lovely length of pavement that winds through the downtown.  I took my camera and sat on a bench, waiting to see who or what came by.  This meeting brought a smile to my face.  The little boy wanted to pet the dog but as you can see, he was a bit cautious.

Do you prefer color or black and white?

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Dog days…a haiku

Posted: September 29, 2015 in Animals, Poetry
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Cool autumn weather
Long-haired dogs around the world
Joyfully wag tails

Oddball:

1.  a person or thing that is atypical, bizarre, eccentric, or nonconforming, especially one having beliefs that are unusual but harmless.
2.  whimsically free-spirited; eccentric; atypical

The bustin’ out portion of my oddballs is part of a sculpture entitled “A Pair of 44’s.”  🙂  Not much more to say, is there?

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The stayin’ in is a photo of our second rescue dog, Annabelle, who loved to be wrapped in her fuzzy blanket. Even though she looks sad here, she was happy to be away from her former “home” and in our house. She now has a forever home and is a true love.

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After I took this photo while relaxing over tea in Pasadena, I realized it was an oddball photo for two reasons.  First and foremost, this is the tail end of a family bike ride.  Mom and son had gone past when Dad and the family dog came by, the dog being pulled in this cart by Dad.  I realize this dog isn’t likely to be able to keep up on a bike ride, but it still seemed more than a bit odd to me.  Secondly, because I had to hurry to get the photo, the pole behind the dog appears to be coming out of its back!  Oddball all around.

A belated Fourth of July to all my US compatriots.  I hope you had a wonderful day.

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Enveloped” is the theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge this week.  This is Anabelle, our second rescue foster pit bull, enveloped by a blanket, something she loved.  She was also enveloped with love while she was living with us.  For the Love of Pits located in Cleveland, Ohio, is the wonderful group that rescued her and she’s available for adoption if you want a dog that will love you with all her sweet heart.

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