Friday, July 3, 2009

Portrait of dog in grass. With stick. And frisbee. And flying.

Today after work, I had lunch in town with my favorite art teacher in the whole world, my friend Margie. We walked the streets of the little touristy town where we both work, and I bought my husband a cool bird house.

When I got home, I saw that he’d changed the background on the desktop again to the photo you see here. He changes the desktop background on an almost daily basis.

I think it’s fun.

I like little surprises like that.

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I looked on the camera card and I found so many more that he’d taken a couple of days ago, when he was feeling so much better.


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I decided I’d put them all in a post for tomorrow because I love them so much. They’re each of George lying contentedly in the grass, probably after an exhausting romp chasing stick and frisbee.


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He looks like a movie star, our dog does.

And he also looks like an action hero, as evidenced in the photo below.


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Beautiful.

Things will get better. It’s the chemo. I wish I could do more to help but I guess playing with George helps; just being here helps too, I hope.

Thanks to all for your wonderful comments about my photo album (post below). Yes, I’ve tried Blurb and I love the quality. If I was doing a coffee table book, Blurb may be the way to go. But for a personal photo album, it’s Shutterfly due of the plethora of choices in page layout and background style and color.

And speaking of plethora (and because it’s always good to have something funny to keep me sane), I’m posting this minisode from one of my favorite TV shows.

Apologies if I’ve already posted it.

Until tomorrow, my friends . . . and may your weekend shine!

35 comments:

LouDuk said...

The last picture of him, in mid-jump with the frisbee is really amazing. It is such a great motion picture! Great capture!

Living on the Spit said...

I can never tire of George photos...ever. I will continue to pray for your husband and hope that with each day he gets stronger and stronger.

Till tomorrow.

Kerri said...

Fabulous shots of George! I do hope your hubby feels better soon!!

Betty said...

George is amazing he always looks so soft like velvet.
Prayers and good thoughts for you and you husband

Leif: A Voyage said...

Gravitationally speaking, that picture of George jumping (up? down? ...BOTH?) is impossible.

Where's the big fan that's blowing his hair?

Televisionally speaking, I would mainline Rescue Me. Didja see the episode where Lou says he wasn't alright with something...and then later "I was extremely fine with it"? LOL

hug to you and husband,
Kt

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Damn cancer.... damn chemo.....

I'm glad you husband discovered photography to help him through these hard times.

Thinking of both of you.
Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Mental P Mama said...

I swear that George is posing. Just look at him! So sorry the chemo demons are bad right now. Hoping ot passes soon....xoxo.

Cloudia said...

You are a great human blogger;
your dog is a star;
your husband sounds as sweet as mine;
and you like Rescue Me.....
Will YOU be my new best pal?
;-)

Aloha!

Comfort Spiral

Deb said...

Don't you wonder what possibly going through that pooch's mind when he gazes off to the distance? I want a dog!!!

Hilary said...

Fantastic shots. I see what you mean about similar posts.. too funny. :) Sending best thoughts your way. I hope your husband is feeling a lot better soon.

cottage farm villa (cottagecharm) said...

George is definitely a movie star..... love that boy!

Sorry to hear hubby is feeling "yucky"...... thank the stars that he has George to take his mind off of things ~ even for a heartwarming moment when thinking of which gorgeous photo of George to put on your desktop today! :) Hugs.

Donalyn said...

He is a handsome fella, that George. Hope your husband feels better in a hurry.

Char said...

I understand the ups and downs of chemo. I wish I could physically hold your hand.

but...as always, george is freaking gorgeous

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Beautiful shots of George, he certainly is gorgeous.

Thinking of you both, and hoping that your husband feels much better soon.

Jen

Jeannelle said...

George the Action Dog....I can see him on the store toy shelves already! Great photos! What would humans do without pets to cheer them up.

Have an enjoyable 4th weekend!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Sending prayers and all the best thoughts. Who couldn't feel better just by having George in their presence? He's gorgeous :) -Tammy

Oliag said...

My sister has been having some tough cancer/chemo days recently too...things just aren't going the way we want it and it is hard...hope tomorrow is a better day...

Love the jumping George!

Georgie K. Buttons said...

My Buddy looked like a movie star, too. It's always fun to take pictures of a good looking dog, isn't it?

Feel better, Country Boy! Praying for you. :)

Daryl said...

Keep strong my friend and keep breathing .. and BTW .. Daniel Sunjata, the actor in that clip? He's gonna be here in my apartment at noon .. he's a client of Husband's.

need_a_latte_mom said...

I love shutterfly, have used them from the beginning. It occasionally gets a hitch in its get-along, but that is ok. I had a problem with one of my books, binding came loose...replaced it asap, no questions asked.

And how is it that a dog is so photogenic. Love it!

Country Girl said...

Hey, thanks all. I don't know how we get him to pose like this. He just does.

And Daryl, SHUT UP!! Franco from Rescue Me is coming to your apartment? He is awesome! I fell in love with him when I first saw him in an episode of Sex and the City years ago. He played a sailor. Damn, girl!!

~ C.G.

imom said...

I'm hoping to meet George one day and get his autograph!

Sara said...

Hi there, just popped over from PW's site and wanted to let you know I'm saying prayers for your husband. And give him a random, anonymous hug from California. That's all.

Pam D said...

Saw your comment on PW's site and hopped over; I'm so glad I did. What a beautiful blog.. fabulous photography, elegant writing, and George! I'm now a follower, and I'll be back.... (not said in a threatening, scary way.... )

Mary said...

Awww, love them all, but the second one is my fave. Have a happy fourth, Kate. :)

The Weaver of Grass said...

That wonderful dog must be so important in your husband's treatment - dogs can be so helpful and I am sure it does him good to get out there with the frisbee and George. Very best wishes for the 4th July to you both (and to George)

Deb said...

Oh George - you are such a beauty! And those photos tell of the love you share with him.
Prayers and good thoughts to you & your family Kate ♥

Megs said...

I just got caught up on your blog - love th new pics of George. What a sweetie! I've been using Shutterfly for years - we've made some photo books, and my sister makes one a year or her hubby on their anniversary - a wonderful way to celebrate!
Love the mini-sode from Rescue Me, too - I love that show!
I will continue to keep your huby in my prayers... I'm so sorry this week has been rough for him - I'm glad he has you and George to help him through!
Have a good weekend!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Always happy to see George. Sorry your husband is feeling bad, hope that will let up soon!

A New England Life said...

Kate, I'm not sure I knew your husband was undergoing chemo. My thoughts are with you both as I know it must be a difficult journey.

George is like a male super model with a LOT of hair! He is obviously the object of your husbands affection. Better watch out! LOL!

Sharon

tj said...

...*giggle*snort*...I just read your comment up there to Daryl...lol You're so friggin' funny - thank you for that!

...Yeah, that George is sucha ham, he really oughta be in television. Actually the one of him in mid jump kinda looks like a funky dance move... ;o)

...I just want you to know that you and your husband are in my prayers. I hope that tomorrow is a better day and I hope the day after tomorrow is even better than the day before and I hope that the day after that just totally rocks and so on and so forth... ;o)

...{{{{{hugs}}}}}}

...Blessin's too...

Donalyn said...

Just popped back to say how gorgeous the new header is - makes me want to sit down there with a book and a glass of something cool that came from a dark green bottle - a bottle that has relatives still in the fridge...

Sue said...

wonderful pictures of George as usual....hope hubbie will be feeling better soon....Happy 4th. ofcourse and what about this season of Rescue Me...Isn't it the best season yet....I ordered Steven Pasquales CD on Amazon...what an amazing wonderful voice he has....I was so happy to hear that it was really him singing in the last couple of episodes....and he's adorable too!!
Sue.

beas natur said...

I admire your photoes of George, flowers--- everything on your blog actually.Love reading about your life "over there".

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