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

 

My Dawg

I did a series of portraits of Jack Henry the other day. I got a few that I really liked, but this is the one I chose to go with. Yes, he looks a bit sad and I have to remember that dogs have their moods too. I have noticed lately he is getting a little white in places–my dawg is turning into a little old man.

Today’s Dog Quote:

“When we adopt a dog or any pet, we know it is going to end with us having to say goodbye, but we still do it. And we do it for a very good reason: They bring so much joy and optimism and happiness. They attack every moment of every day with that attitude.”
–Bruce Cameron

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

For today: My Dawg

My Dawg

My Dawg

The Easter Egg Hunt

From Hubble and pals as well as all of us at Little Dogs Laughed, we wish our WordPress friends who celebrate, a Happy Easter!

Today’s Dog Quote:

“You can’t have a pristine house with ten dogs, and I’d rather have the ten dogs.”
—Glenn Greenwald

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

For today: The Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Egg Hunt

 

Balloon Boy

Well, this did not quite go the way I would have liked. Jack Henry was a little nervous around the balloons. I am not sure why-I think he did not like the way they felt and that they were just strange. But again, he was a real trooper in playing along.

Today’s Dog Quote:

“If you eliminate smoking and gambling, you will be amazed to find that almost all an Englishman’s pleasures can be, and mostly are, shared by his dog.”
George Bernard Shaw

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

For today: Balloon Boy

Ballon Boy

Ballon Boy

 

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