The Quest

Hubble has been very busy directing me on a new approach. Some of you may have seen this on Instagram, but I thought I would post it here too. Definitely an experimental approach, but one that I like. I am working more with Leonardo and using lots of layers. All of the images are mine and this has definitely pushed me to take pictures of the most seemingly random things to be utilized at a possible later date. But for today, here is Hubble on a quest.

Today’s Dog Quote:

“Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.”
Emily Dickinson

Images taken with iPhone 5s and 7 and processed using Snapseed, Leonardo, iColorama and Hipstamatic

For today: The Quest

The Quest


The Seer

According to my trusty dictionary, the word “seer” has two meanings:

1.  a person who is supposed to be able, through supernatural insight, to see what the future holds.

2. a person who sees something specified.

 I think if pressed, Hubble would go with the second definition as it might more closely follow his own agenda:
“I see you are going to give me a cookie–now.”
“No, you are going to give me several cookies–now.”
“Jack Henry tells me he is in dying to have a bath–and take your time–he loves getting wet.”
Well, I think you get the message.
So here is Hubble in his best Greek seer imitation, complete with his oracles (because every good Greek has an oracle or two to share.)


Today’s Dog Quote:

“Can you tell me the story about how you rescued me again?”
–anonymous dog
Image taken with iPhone 7 and processed using Leonardo, iColorama, Distressed Fx and Tintype

For today: The Seer

The Seer

In Pursuit of Dreams

Thank you everyone for the very warm welcomes last week. I have been slow to respond, but hopefully I will be caught up today. At any rate, we sure appreciate your comments and “welcome backs.”

Another composite this week consisting of several photographs and processed with the iPad. The background is from PhotoMorphis. I hope by next week, work will have let up a bit and some of the newer stuff I have been working on will be ready to post.

In the meantime, enjoy Hubble doing what he does best–chasing anything and everything.

Today’s Dog Quote:

“After his dinner, the wolfhound liked to prowl the grounds, sniffing the grass to learn what creatures of field and forest had recently visited. The yard was Merlin’s newspaper.”

–Dean Koontz

I will never think of Hubble’s sniffing around quite the same again.

Image a composite taken with iPhone 5s and 7 and processed using iColorama, Leonardo and Pic-Tap-Go

For Today: In Pursuit of Dreams

In Pursuit of Dreams

We Are Back!

Yes, we are back. I realize my two weeks stretched closer to eight, but between writing work and creative time, it has been busy. (And despite what Jack Henry or Hubble may tell you, no meals were missed in the household.)

During the month of May, Jack Henry, Anna and Hubble made their appearances as part of the “Skew the Masters” exhibit at the gallery that is representing me. (If interested look through the posts for April to see the images). Anna was even featured on the display banner for the exhibit, much to Jack Henry and Hubble’s chagrin.

Right now, we are moving in some different directions photography-wise. The image below featuring Hubble and Mistress Cluck is a composite of several of my photographs which were then processed and edited on the iPad. Eventually this will be printed on canvas, and attached to a stretcher frame like a painting canvas (actually stretching canvas I am finding to be a meditative practice.) At any rate, I am hoping to talk more about the creative process and what we are doing in the coming months-

and of course, it would not be Little Dogs Laughed without– 

Today’s Dog Quote:

“The dog didn’t care what I looked like, or what I did for a living, or what a train wreck of a life I’d led before I got her, or what we did from day to day. She just wanted to be with me, and that awareness gave me a singular sensation of delight.”

–Caroline Knapp

Image a composite of photographs taken with iPhone 5s and 7 and processed using iColorama, Leonardo, and Hipstamatic

For today: Hubble and the Status Malus Pullus

Hubble and the Status Malus Pullus

And Here We Are . . . Four Years Later

On April 1, 2013, this image of a very young Jack Henry first appeared. It was titled “The Zen of Dog.”

The Zen of Dog

A few weeks later, Hubble made his appearance in “Hero Worship.”

Hero Worship

Next was Anna, though she took her time in “Miss Anna.” 


And here we are four years later. So in honor of our four-year birthday at Little Dogs Laughed, here are some of our favorite images, chosen mostly from the first two or so years. It was hard to pick (though if Jack Henry had his way, it would be all his pictures).

I am not sure where we headed now, but I can tell you with some certainty that whatever the direction, it will not be boring. Not with these three.

We also wanted to say a BIG Thank You to everyone who takes the time to visit, to comment, and to follow us. We are so appreciative of the interest.

We are also going to be taking a bit of break until May. Between work and now being affiliated with a gallery, my hands are a bit full. But we will see everyone in a few weeks.

Today’s Dog Quote:

“Dogs die. But dogs live, too. Right up until they die, they live. They live brave, beautiful lives. They protect their families. And love us. And make our lives a little brighter. And they don’t waste time being afraid of tomorrow.”
― Dan Gemeinhart

Images taken with Nikon D70, iPhone 4s, 5s and 7, using a variety of apps

For today: And Here We Are . . . Four Years Later


An upcoming art exhibit at the local gallery where I am an Artist Member is on the theme “Skew the Masters.” Needless to say, this has been an interesting challenge; I decided to go with the artists Edward Hopper, J.M.W. Turner and George Stubbs. The former two I am drawn for their use of light and shadow, and Stubbs, well, I just like his horses and dogs. An interesting stew to be sure.

This image was taken one evening while Jack Henry was waiting on the porch for me to come and get him so he could go in. I had a very small window to work within–between possums and other night-time critters, Jack Henry was ready to investigate if I did not finish soon. I am sure you all will figure out which artist this is attempting to “skew.”

Today’s Dog Quote:

“All knowledge, the totality of all questions and answers, is contained in the dog.”

–Franz Kafka

Image taken with iPhone 7 and processed using Snapseed, iColorama and Pic-Tap-Go

For today: Waiting


I’m Your Boy

Back to a more formal portrait for this week featuring the one and only Jack Henry-I know I have said this before, but I never get tired of taking this dog’s picture. He is one handsome fella.

Today’s Dog Quote:

“Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.”

― Arthur Schopenhauer

Image taken with iPhone 7 and processed with Snapseed and iColorama

For today: I’m Your Boy

I’m Your Boy

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