Tuesday Photo Challenge – Memories

Ransom holds our heart

Welcome to Week 102 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.  First of all my apologies for not having last week’s round up posted yet, but I think you may understand why it will be coming out this Wednesday.

As I was getting ready to leave Israel this past Friday, I received a call from my wife at a very late hour for her.  Our nearly 15 year old Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Ransom, had started seizing uncontrollably, and she had taken him to the nearby veterinary teaching hospital, where their efforts to help him were to no avail.  Our snuggly, loving Boo was no longer.  Therefore, I am dedicating this week’s theme to Ransom: Memories.

Your challenge is to share some of your favorite memories in photo(s); they can be any memory that you may have, as long as it has special meaning to you.  I very much look forward to seeing what you’d like to share!

Here is Ransom during some of his agility days…

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Visions Steal a Million

Ransom was never more interested in anything than snuggling and spreading the love that he wanted to share with everyone.  He was never the brightest of our corgis, but he was certainly the most loving one!  He leaves a hole in our lives.

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

Sorry for this theme in a minor key this week; I hope you understand.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – In My Life

Salute of Innocence

Welcome to Week 96 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.  Thanks to all of you wonderful participants for a truly outstanding week of entries for the theme of Exotic!

This week’s inspiration started not with an image, but rather a song that has been stuck in my head for the past couple of days…  That said, I thought it might just make a good theme to have this week’s entries be focused on In My Life!  It will give everyone the opportunity to share some of the things that are part of their lives, whichever they are.

In my wife’s and my life, a good portion goes to the dogs, literally!  As we truly enjoy having our dogs be part of our family, their contribution to our lives has been and continues to be significant through their wonderful acceptance of being part of the pack and sharing their every moment with us.  With 4 Cardigan Welsh Corgis, our house is usually not very quiet, but it is always filled with joy.

Have fun with this week and I’m looking forward to your contributions!

Here is one of those little demons….

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Dorothea Lange

Dora, or Bean, as we often call her, is currently taking over the role of dominant female in our pack, as Bette is getting older and slower; her name was a happy coincidence of dogs and photography intersecting!

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

I’m looking forward to your what you choose to share of your life!

Waiting for a Cookie

I deserve a cookie!

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Waiting.  An interesting theme, that made me think of a number of images that I shot over the years.  A couple of days ago, I posted a photo of a statue among the plants that had the possibility to wait an Eternity.

This time, my model is our youngest dog, Dorothea Lange, who came along for a walk and can throw a pose…

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I’m so cute!

What do you think: should I make her wait for another cookie?

Hope you enjoy!

Darwin

A highly evolved dog!

As a dog lover, it was impossible to pass up today’s WordPress Daily Prompt of Animal.  Even though we live with five animals (4 Cardigan Welsh Corgis and 1 Cat), each of which is unique in their own way, it was a simple choice for me, as our current oldest dog, Darwin, has a birthday coming up this month: his 15th birthday!!

Here’s Darwin, from a number of years ago, as he was having a blast running through a little stream…

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Darwin having fun!

He knows how to have a good time, and, even though he spends a good amount of his day sleeping these days, he’s still full of life and mischievous!

 

Dogstar Thursday – vol. 4

Faster, higher, stronger!

This week, I am going back to one of my many agility photos and am picking one of my favorite obstacles to photograph, the A-frame.

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Whoooaaa!

This image was taken in October, 2010, at the Cape Cod Kennel Club AKC agility trial in Falmouth, Massachusetts.  It was a beautiful day with great light and a pretty good breeze, so the dogs were ready to run!

Clearly, this pug had a good head of steam, when cresting the A-frame, which, for this jump height, stands at 5’0″ (apps. 1.52 m).  For a small dog, that is quite a height; if we’d scale this for the average human, it would be 4-5 times as high!  Luckily, these dogs are well-trained and quite used to it, but it is still a feat of courage for them to fly over this A-frame at speed.

Out of curiosity, have any of you run your dogs in agility or other competitions?