March 30, 2010

Gotta get the one's in the WAY back

Even if you have to put aside decency...

...and bring out your ugly side!

March 25, 2010

Never miss an opportunity

to get pictures. I have started bringing my camera along on our evening walks. Riley is very tolerant of me and my camera, although I think he gets bored. HAHA

If looks could kill

Through Riley's humiliation, I get cute pictures

Stop to smell the flowers

March 5, 2010

March 5th, 2010

Happy Birthday Riley!
2 years old!

A new toy! Thanks mom!

And a bullystick!

May we celebrate many more birthdays in the years to come!

March 4th, 2010

March 3rd, 2010

March 2, 2010

March 2nd, 2010

On our walk, the sun was setting beautifully and I just had to snap a picture. I like how Riley's hair seems to glow and how warm the picture looks. When in reality it was pretty cold out! It's funny, when ever I get the camera out and start taking pictures, Riley likes to look off into the distance a lot. Do you think he is trying to ignore me?....Or is he trying to be regal?.....

ISO: 400, Exposure: 1/125 sec, Aperture: 5.6, Focal Length: 42mm, Flash Used: No

March 1, 2010

March 1st, 2010

ISO: 900, Exposure: 1/8 sec, Aperture: 5.6, Focal Length: 55mm, Flash Used: No

February 28h, 2010

Old man and a tractor

Found some old pictures from years ago of Snowy. He is about 15 years old, give or take. He lives with my parents and has slowed down a bit, but he has such a youthful quality about him, yet remains to be the wise, old man to the younger cats.

Camera: Canon, Model: Canon HV10, ISO: n/a, Exposure: 1/40 sec, Aperture: 2.8, Focal Length: 61mm, Flash Used: No

February 27th, 2010

I don't really like the quality/coloring of this picture, But I do love the look on Riley's face.

ISO: 400, Exposure: 1/60 sec, Aperture: 3.8, Focal Length: 23mm, Flash Used: Yes

February 26th, 2010

One of the most touching poems I have ever read.

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

February 25th, 2010

Some non-dog photos. These are some blooms from the one outdoor plant that survived winter.

Tough little bugger!

ISO: 280, Exposure: 1/60 sec, Aperture: 8.0, Focal Length: 55mm, Flash Used: No

Feburary 24th, 2010

Where did this come from?
It would seem that there has been another critter living amongst us!

ISO: 400, Exposure: 1/40 sec, Aperture: 3.5, Focal Length: 18mm, Flash Used: No