If you like the photos with the diffused/fog like look it is very easy to do. Take a plastic sandwich baggie and cut the end off then slip it over your lens. You can then move the bag around as you like letting just a bit hang over into the lens view. Just play around with it a bit to get the feel of it. It’s a lot of fun!
Posted in Animals, Photographs, Uncategorized
Tagged Birds, diffuse lens, dogs, filter, fog, fun with the camera, inverted photo, Nature, photography trick, plastic bag filter
Mmmmmmm this smells so good! There is just nothing else like the smell of freshly dug dirt.
Let me check.
Yep she’s right, mmmmmmm, and tasty.
Ok, now let’s just sit here awhile and think about that good dirt smell.
She won’t let us back inside until we get all of that dirt off us anyway.
This is a most interesting article about the Titanic. I had never before given any thought to the fact that there might have been pets on board the Titanic. Probably because it is a very sad thought.
This article in Yahoo News says there were quite a few on board. A few small ones survived because they were taken on board life rafts by their owners. Other were much too large and did not survive.
The tale of the mother cat who removed her kittens from the ship promptly when it docked in a port before the disaster is very interesting. It might be wise to pay more heed to our animals behavior.
Posted in Animals, Uncategorized
Tagged cherised, dogs, insured, Kittens, life rafts, pay attention, perished, pets, sad, ship, the smart cat, Titanic, tragedy
I finished reading it. I can not even begin to tell you how wonderful this book is. I think every human being whether they have a dog or not should read this book. It is just as heartwarming as it is heartbreaking at times. The bond that this woman and her husband have with all of their dogs, cats, and birds is beyond amazing. You will be stunned by the many things you learn about dogs and their most often misunderstood feelings. I can assure you that you will never look at a dog or cat or bird the same way again.
This woman is my hero and this book will forever be my favorite book. I will search every thrift store high and low for copies of this book to give to every family member, friend, neighbor and even strangers. I will find as many copies as I can to donate to animal shelters for people to take home with their new pets.
As for all of the dominance theories to dog training they are rubbish and I will never again adhere to any of them. Dogs deserve more respect than those programs give them. A dog truly is or could be man’s best friend.
If you want to understand you dog better and make a true lifelong bond then get this book as fast as you can.
If you or anyone you know is keeping a dog in a little fence at the very back of your yard then you are inflicting horrible pain and suffering on a member of your family and you need to fix that situation. A dog wants nothing more than to be as close to you as it can get. So by banishing it to the fartherst part of the yard you are telling it that is an unwanted, unloved bad dog. It cannot begin to fathom what it has done wrong. And we all know it hasn’t done anything wrong. Think about it. And read the book.
Posted in Advice, Animals, Book reviews, Commentary, Uncategorized
Tagged a dog's love, best dog book, Cats, companionship, dogs, intelligent, neoteny, understanding your dog
Luna and Darla
You are a sick evil bastard. Everyone who fights dogs are sick evil bastards. How you treat an animal reflects the way you would treat a person. You still don’t get it. You are not remorseful, you still don’t care. You are clueless therefore obviously soulless. You disgust me. This article says it all.
I am totally happy with myself today. I actually made it to the humane society and walked a dog! Probably the only dog who wanted to eat more than walk. At least he did his business and had a slight stroll.
I am really going to try to do this more often. It just has to be done. So think about what you can do to help your local shelter. While running errands can you stop in and walk one dog for a few minutes? Or spend one afternoon walking several? Maybe one saturday a month cleaning cages? How about picking up a load of laundry to do? I found out today that I can even pick up just a load that needs to be dried. Can you buy an extra bag of dog or cat food to donate? How about when they are on sale BOGO? Recently I went to Goodwill and purchased 7 little baby receiving blankets to donate. It only cost 7 dollars. But seven little sweeties will have a soft blanky to lay on. If you really think about it I am sure there are many ways that you can help out. So won’t you please think about it and help out a local shelter? Thank you if you do!!!
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Tagged animal shelter, babies, Cats, charity, dogs, donate, friend, help, kindness, love, sweeties