Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Dog Blog ? ... or ... A Blog Dog ?

Since I've told you one or two secrets about me already, let me share another with you : there are few things I enjoy more than playing around with a playful dog ! And taking pictures of dogs in all shapes, sizes, forms, and dispositions. This friendly black and white hound would have played all day I think if I would have stayed. As it was, after he had his afternoon swim and a good shake after, we played with a soggy, slimy tennis ball for about 20 minutes at least, and he showed no signs of tiring. The higher the ball bounced the better . . . and if you enjoy dog photos and portraits, do take a little trip down to the south coast of France to visit Jilly's Riviera Dogs ; her dogs love French visitors and furriners alike . . .
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The Beatles did a song called "Twist and Shout", well, this was "Twist & Pout" . . .
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Dog thoughts : "Get the ball ... gotta get the ball ... get the ball ... don't miss the ball ...

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More dog thoughts : "Catch the ball ... get the ball ... gotta get the ball ... bite the ball ..."
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Dog thoughts (cont.) : "Got it !!! I Got it !!! I caught it !!! I did it !!! Yes !!! Wooffff !!! "
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23 comments:

That is the chicken said...

Hee hee :D :D :D

Steve said...

There ain't nothing wrong with being a dog lover... or is the term dogger?

Shaun said...

Thank goodness you posted the pictures after the first one. My first comment was going to be wtf is that???? But then I realised.... nice dlog...

Jenny said...

That border collie really loves your camera.

I enjoy taking photos of goats. They love posing and is it possible to find a more quirky or humurous animal (except from some birds, but they are not as keen on being photographed?

As you are a Robbins' fan, you probably remember the goat farm in "Cowgirl Blues". Hilarious!

Jill said...

This cracked me up:D...especially that last shot.
You must have been on his wavelength to pick up his thoughts so accurately!

yvette said...

oh...almost nothing better ...dogs
thank you for following my blog
let me be a little icing!
yvette

distracted by shiny objects said...

See the new movie, Up, when you can. Great dogs..."Squirrel!"

AlpHa Buttonpusher said...

Who let the dogs out:P

louciao said...

As Smokey sang it, "Well, I'll be doggone!"

babbler said...

Hello Owen! I dare say that this post qualifies as a class in "DOG 101." You have covered the finer points of dogdom here, I have taken some notes and filed them accordingly.
***I would like to know if you have been to class yet over at slugs rest? I prepared a special course for you as a result of your intelligent inquiries....Please refer back to the previous post before the class where I have answered some of your questions regarding the porta-potty situation. You may then proceed to class. Please bring a sharpened #2 pencil, calculators allowed as long as they have no memory.
A sparkly fun day to ye'
Mrs. Slug

jeff34 said...

Quel superbe article ! Avec ton texte, on s'y croirait ! Waouf ! Il me semble entendre la respiration de ce chien ! Tu as rythmé ce texte comme un musicien !
J'aime beaucoup tes prises de vues en plein vol ! Mais comment fais-tu pour attraper la balle comme ça ? Tu as changé de marque de croquettes ? Owen, t'es un chef !
C'est un hot dog blog !

Ciao Pix... au fait, tu m'as nommé Pixie dans ton dernier commentaire... je te trouve un peu dog avec moi en ce moment !
Ciao pixelpot !....;')

the watercats said...

That first shot is fantastic!.. love it!! My two hounds are eejits when it comes to sticks or balls, they don't quite get the idea. One goes and gets it, then the other thinks it's playfight time and floors her, then they forget about the ball and run round playing by themselves! My dogs are special that way... and I'm left looking like a fool in the field, yelling in a childlike bellow; "get da stick... dat's right... get da stick... stick stick stick...."... etc!

Friko said...

Smashing mutt, looks like he's in doggy heaven.

Rain said...

OMG!!! I was so rooting for that dog to get the ball, Owen, that second photo is absolutely amazing, and it made me laugh so hard for a LONG time....the dog's expression! Ha ha. such great photos, I'm a great dog lover, they enhance my life! Wonderful post!!!

Adrian LaRoque said...

Great Owen...a happy dog for sure!

ArtSparker said...

What a splendid canine.

Owen said...

Hey you all, you're fantastic, I'll try and get back in here in the morning to answer more worthily than this... but right now, am exhausted, those cats just above here tuckered me plum out, my bed is calling, will be back, don't go away... coffee will be on in a few hours... thanks one and all...

desi said...

Hahaha!! That first shot is so funny!
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have a GREAT day Owen!!

The Sagittarian said...

Its a RUFF RUFF life being a dawg!

AmyR said...

I am very fortunate to work in an office where people are allowed to bring their dogs to work. We usually have 3-4 dogs running about. It really helps cut down on the office stress. :)

Jilly said...

Just adore that first photograph. You really caught the moment! Border collies have to be the most intelligent and trainable dogs but they do need training else they can become crazy. This one looks so happy, lots to do including catching balls which it's obviously VERY good at. Thanks again for the link, Owen.

I went to some dog training classes two nights ago and took a load of pics so will start a series on those shortly on RD.

Vivian said...

My dog, Ziggy, a lovable Sheltie, Shepard mix, used to play catch with tennis balls....I miss him still.

Country Girl said...

Oh, yeah!!