This week's post is a little late - we have been away in rural Florida where internet isn't very 'available'. Go figure - yes, there are places you can go and except for your phone, you don't have internet and even then - well, it's sketchy as to whether or not you will have cell phone service. Sometimes that's just what you need - get away! Needless to say, I was able to take the photographs for this post, but I wasn't able to write the blog and share them with anyone - so, I'm late and didn't make the 'blog circle' this week.
We visited Ivey Memorial Park in Brandford, Florida on a rainy, overcast day - but we were all itching to get out and do something - so off we went. This bridge in the background is Highway 27 going over the Suwannee River in Branford, Florida.
The entire 'pack' was with us travelling and each took a turn. First up was Abby. Abby is definitely pretty good at the whole modelling thing of sitting where you want and paying attention - but of course, there is a little snack (treat/cookie) that I am holding just above the camera lens. It always helps to 'pay' your models!
Next up was Rue. This isn't my favorite photograph of her - but I have to say that she is difficult! I have more photos of her trying to sneak away, walk away, crawl away (thankfully not run away) but not any that really do this little girl who is always of the mindset "I am going to do what I want to do". As a result, we will be working a lot more on the "Sit - Stay" commands as that's something she definitely fails at. Nipped her paw off, but it's the best I was able to get of her.
Our easiest model is Ollie - some how, she just gets it. If you ask her to 'stand here' it's like "Ok, right here?". Of these three dogs, I had to clone out the leash on Abby and Rue. Ollie, well, she is good and there was no leash on her (we also had this park to ourselves on this rainy week day).
Our senior dog, Jimbo, was there as well but he wasn't about to go out on the rock. He did however take a minute to look at the camera for me - here's a headshot of Jimbo. He doesn't seem to like his photo taken anymore - so I couldn't get him to perk up his ears but at least I can remember that he sat there patiently waiting while we got photos of the rest of the gang.
For more pet photographers sharing their take on this theme, head over to visit Lynda Mowat from Heartstrings Photography, based in Hamilton New Zealand and then head around the rest of the blog circle.
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