Decisions, Decisions

On our walk today we turned into a curve area-there was no traffic, so I thought this might be a good opportunity to try something with Jack and the signs-I wanted him to sit. What I did get was a look that pretty much said “forget it.” So I tucked his lead in a bit-a brave move on my part and took the picture.

Well, it was raining.

Today’s Dog Quote:

“Among God’s creatures two, the dog and the guitar, have taken all the sizes and all the shapes, in order not be separated from the man.”
Andres Segovia

Image taken with iPhone 5s and processed with Snapseed and Pic-Tap-Go

For today: Decisions, Decisions

Decisions . . .

Decisions . . .

Decisions

Decisions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With Stars to Guide Us

I have been tinkering around off and on with some ideas for illustration-like photographs that could be printed on good quality art paper featuring Hubble and his friends. This is one of a series featuring Hubble and one of his pals lost in the skies and trying to find their way home-

Today’s Dog Quote:

“I like a bit of mongrel myself, whether it’s a man or a dog; they’re the best for everyday.”
—George Bernard Shaw

Image taken with iPhone 5s and processed with Snapseed, Stackables, iColorama and Trigraphy-

For today: With Stars to Guide Us

With Stars to Guide Us

With Stars to Guide Us

The Littlest Guardian

Not long after I first found Hubble, I did a series of photographs with him wearing angel wings. It did not go real well–he was all over the place and I could not get him to sit still.  I decided to try it again and he did better, though he clearly did not understand why he had to wear them, but I did manage to catch him in a more pensive moment. But the experimentation will continue.

Today’s Dog Quote:

Many years ago when an adored dog died, a great friend, a bishop, said to me, “You must always remember that, as far as the Bible is concerned, God only threw the humans out of Paradise.”
–Bruce Foyle

Image taken with iPhone 5s and processed with Snapseed, iColorama, Stackables and Trigraphy-

For today: The Littlest Guardian

The Littlest Guardian

The Littlest Guardian

Hot Dog!

Hubble taking a bit of a break after *voguing* for me –

Today’s Dog Quote:

“The world was conquered through the understanding of dogs; the world exists through the understanding of dogs.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Image taken with iPhone 5s and processed with Snapseed, iColorama, RePix, and Stackables

For today: Hot Dog!

Hot Dog!

Hot Dog!

The Flash

I think if Hubble was going to be a superhero’s dog-it would probably be the Flash. There is no greater joy sometimes than to watch him run and jump in the yard. There is such joy and energy with every leap and tight turn.

Of course, Hubble would tell you that why would he want to be a superhero’s dog, when he could be a superhero all on his own? Good point, Hubble.

An experiment here in photo-impressionism with Hubble in trying to capture for a moment that unbridled energy that starts early in the morning and does not let up until he is safely tucked into his crate at night.

Today’s Dog Quote:

“Whoever loveth me, loveth my hound.”
Thomas Moore

Image taken with Slow Shutter and processed with Snapseed, iColorama and Stackables-

For today: The Flash

The Flash

The Flash

Master and Commander

Jack Henry and I are quite taken with the A&E/BBC production of “Horatio Hornblower.” I find the stories as fascinating as I did when I was a kid-Jack, I am convinced, is all about the uniforms, especially the hat. So we got to work.

I had been thinking about this image for a long time, but was really stumped about what to do for boats and a hat. Finally in a true *aha* moment, I flashed on what did you do when you were a kid? You made off with Dad’s newspaper-and in this case, some dollar-store construction paper. 

Now I will admit that this is still not quite where I would like it-the color palette is different for me, and I am still uncomfortable when I make changes, but for a start, it will do. And Jack was truly a “Master and Commander” during the process. Lord Nelson would be proud.

Today’s Dog Quote:

He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds. He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea. . . . He has promised to wait for me . . . whenever . . . wherever – in case I need him. And I expect I will – as I always have. He is just my dog.
Gene Hill

Image taken with iPhone 5s and processed with Snapseed, iColorama, Stackables, Formulas and Pic-Tap-Go

For today: Master and Commander

Master and Commander

Master and Commander

The Moist Fyce

And now a brief history  lesson, courtesy of Hubble and Wikipedia:

The feist is not a new type of dog. Written accounts of the dogs go back centuries, with several spelling variations seen. George Washington referred to them in his diary in 1770 when describing a dog as “a small foist looking yellow cur.” Abraham Lincoln wrote about the “fice” dog in his poem, “The Bear Hunt”. William Faulkner mentions the “fice dog” in The Sound and the Fury, but uses the spelling “fyce” in the stories “Was” and “The Bear” from the collection Go Down, Moses: “a brave fyce dog is killed by a bear.” In her 1938 novel The Yearling, author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings uses the spelling of feist to refer to this dog. Claude Shumate, who wrote about the feist for Full Cry magazine, believed that the feist was descended from Native American dogs, mixed with small terriers from Britain, and was kept as early as the 17th century.

And how about this?

The word feist is described in Webster’s Third New International Dictionary as from the obsolete word fysting meaning “breaking wind, in such expressions as fysting dog or fysting hound.” Feist is defined as “1. chiefly dial: a small dog of uncertain ancestry…”

The word feisty “energetic, belligerent, esp. if small” is derived from the dog, which is small and energetic.

Hubble is quite taken with the spelling “fyce” believing it to be a much more dignified spelling for him and perhaps more appealing to his dog pals across the pond (Millie and Pearl are you reading this?) Jack Henry on the other hand, believes the “yellow cur” is more in keeping with his little brother, and that certainly Mr. Washington meant to say “moist” rather than “foist” which, for him, confirms that idea that Hubble is all wet to begin with. As you can see, the words fly fast and furious in our household.

Today’s Dog Quote:

“A lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me.”

– Barack Obama 

Image taken with iPhone 5s and processed with Snapseed, Stackables and iColorama-

For today: The Moist Fyce

The Moist Fyce

 

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