Trying to stick with this this year. My other resolution is to procrastinate less, so aaahahahahahahahahahahaaaa *snort* we’ll see how that goes. Anyhoo, photos for days 1, 2 & 3 of 2016.
1/1/2016: Yeti Feet! (Barbered soon thereafter.)
1/3/2016: Random photo of orange piping.
I haven’t been very good at photo-of-the-day-ing, but here’s a winter photo dump. Mostly dogs. Preview:
When I found this in the middle of the kitchen floor this morning, my first thought wasn’t “ew!” but “that will be an excellent photography subject!”
The culprit is undoubtedly Holly, our year-old Golden Retriever, who has proudly retrieved — and often attempted to eat — sticks, mulch, a bird, a plastic box containing mouse poison,* and a four-foot length of plastic piping that was only recently an integral part of our sprinkler system. I guess the fact that she retrieved a tissue-thin wasp’s nest and deposited it in the middle of the kitchen floor shows she can be very delicate — the “soft mouth” so valued by hunters. Given her soft mouth, excellent retrieving skills, and laser-like focus on the squirrels, rabbits, and birds that frequent our backyard, I fear she’s wasting her true talents with indoorspeople such as Tim and me.
* After a quick trip to the vet and a couple of induced pukes, it was determined that she only ingested a couple of shards of plastic, and no actual mouse poison.
Saguaro refused to go out in the below-zero snow in his bare paws. Much happier in boots.
Photobomb by Holly’s paw. She’s my toughdog — no boots required!
This is brilliant!
(h/t The Mahablog and my mom.)
However, I do have to point out that we were there first!
(Cross-posted at CREECblog.)
Saguaro catching tennis balls on a nice fall afternoon.
My favorite – should have Jaws music:
Isn’t he gorgeous?
With her friends Quince
And my attempts to coax her to swim. (Thanks for the photos, Cara!)
“Come, Holly! Come on! Here! Give it a try.”
“Aw, geez. You’re a retriever for Pete’s sake.”
“See: all these other dogs like the water! [And the treats I was trying to bribe you with.]”
“Let’s try this pond . . . and a leash.”