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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!

 

Fresh Dirt is Good

Mmmmmmm this smells so good! There is just nothing else like the smell of freshly dug dirt.

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Let me check.
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Yep she’s right, mmmmmmm, and tasty.

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Ok, now let’s just sit here awhile and think about that good dirt smell.

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She won’t let us back inside until we get all of that dirt off us anyway.

One Smart Cat

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.

The Social Lives of Dogs by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

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.

The Social Lives of Dogs – Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Even if you don’t have a dog and are not a dog person you should read this book. You will be amazed, surprised and touched. If you aren’t then you just are not human. I cried from the very beginning and there are so many touching moments throughout the book. I’m only halfway through and I had to stop and tell you about the book. I do have to say that I would have done things different from the woman who wrote this book as far as the dog that she found on her front porch one day. Busy or not give a stray dog food and water to tide them over. They can not get it for themselves! Would you like to be lost, scared, confused, hungry and thirsty for days on end? Well dogs don’t like it either. You can almost always help yourself. Please remember an animal can’t. Give a helping hand. In spite of that little detour of a rant I do recommend that you read this book. It will give you an entirely new appreciation for dogs. It will show you that if you truly pay attention to your dog that they have been trying talking to you all along. Personally I think cats are the same.

Sweet Sleep