Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Ain’t nuthin’ but a hound dog

My dog is annoyed with me. How do I know this, you ask?

Well, he’s sitting at my feet here waiting for me to do something. Something as in ‘play with him’. I’ve just looked next to me and was surprised to find a small pile of doggie toys that he’d brought and placed there, in the hopes that I’ll begin throwing one of them to him.

I’d been on the computer and hadn’t noticed the pile slowly growing.

He’s over with my husband now. I can hear them talking about me. And I don’t care.

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Sometimes I just don’t feel like throwing doggie toys. I feel like working on old photos. Old photos like this that I shot last year in September, when things began to unravel.

I don’t know. Maybe it’s the weather.

I’m sorry I haven’t been around to visit my favorite blogs. I’ll get there soon. Thanks always, for the encouraging and often amusing comments. I was gladdened to hear I’d even inspired someone to set her photos to music, making make her own video for her family to enjoy.

Glad to have helped!

 

Until later, my friends . . .

Florabella textures applied: Little Blue Book (warm) normal @ around 20% or so; Champagne (warm) normal @ around 18%.

25 comments:

Country Girl said...

Don't feel badly for the dog. He had a big walk when I got home and my husband has been throwing toys with him.
I mean, I don't want you to think he's DEPRIVED or anything!

~ C.G.

Rileigh's Lolli said...

George can probably sense that his mom is having one of those days. It's uncanny how dogs have this intuition. My little schnauzer knows when I'm happy, sad, upset or whatever my mood might be. I know that if I have the mulligrubs all I have to do is get down on the floor with her and she can quickly lift my spirits with her unconditional love and sugars and sugars and sugars! And I must say...that,by far, is the prettiest rose bud I've ever seen...especially with the apps that you used. I'm going to get me a camera and fulfill one of my wishes on my bucket list...to take exceptional pictures. You have inspried me. I ordered a couple of books from Amazon on digital photography that I plan to read before I make my purchase of a camera and lenses...if I can resist. It is a big investment and I don't want to make a mistake or have any regrets. One of the things I've learned in life: do your homework first. Good evening and have a wonderfully blessed tomorrow! Rileigh's Lolli (formerly known as jeannewalker)

cottage farm villa (cottagecharm) said...

You mean mommy!

K a t e , this rose is the prettiest rose picture I have ever seen! E v e r !!!! :) hugs.

Country Girl said...

RL, I am also inspired by others and am glad that I could do the same for you. Hope you realize your dream! My camera choice was easy. I'd always used a Nikon, so I got the best one I could afford. And Photoshop. That's another plus.

Aw, shucks, thanks Cheryl.

~ C.G.

Living on the Spit said...

It's gonna take you some time to find your groove now that school is back in session...we all (including George)must understand!!

Love you.

Char said...

:) animals can sense when we're down and he was just trying to distract you. but, he also knows you love him anyway.

hope it gets better.

Snappy Finger said...

Mmm hmmmmm. My Hubby and Handsome our male rottie always talk crap about me too. They make me laugh because most of what they say about me is true!

Snappy Di

TSannie said...

Haven't been around much in the blog world myself, (and the last thing I'd do is feel sorry for George - he's probably the closest thing to a more spoiled dog than my own Stella!) They are SO hard to live with at times!

Asthmagirl said...

The brute squad has been laying on me a lot lately, burrowing under the blanket and waiting for me to play.
I love the patience and optimism that dogs have.
Thanks for you visits. I 'm hoping that you feel sorted out soon!
Hugs!

sweetpea_path said...

One day my dog got so fed up waiting for me (I was on the computer, too) that after doing what George did - bringing most of her toys in from the other room, quietly, so that I didn't notice her coming & going - I finally looked over her direction and she had rolled over onto her back and was laying there completely spread-eagled (the shameless furry hussy!) and was holding one front paw straight up into the air. We call that pose "do'in the Marilyn" since it reminds me & my husband of one of those old Marilyn Monroe movie posters....HAHAHAHA. I swear that dog keeps me sane!

Sweetest rosebud I ever saw, CG, and I ain't much of a rosebud-loving kinda gal :>}}

Georgie K. Buttons said...

My dog runs around like a crazed frog/rabbit thing when she wants to play. And barks and bites your toes. I wish she'd just bring me a toy. George sounds more patient.

Simply Heather said...

Kate, this is beautiful and yet, you've shared another part of your daily life that I understand. I totally could see the pile of doggy toys. There are times that I have a pile of boy toys on my desk, not that I spend SO much time here but there are a few moments that I might peek in and get caught for longer than expected :).

I love working with my photos too, it's the most enjoyable way to get creative without a mess :)

Blessings to you, Kate.

Love, Heather

pranksygang said...

Wow!! you have taken a gr8 picture!

Ann Marie said...

Interesting... bink and the Waterman do the SAME thing to me!

Mental P Mama said...

Send that hound dog up to his aunt LaLa. I'll straighten him out lickity split! Hugs to you xoxoxox

Bush Babe said...

I ♥ your flower photo...

My pooch is currently in disgrace after chewing up the power cord of our vaccuum cleaner... having been just let back in the house after a previous time out for looting the bin. I am beginning to think Great Danes are morons...

Either that or I am?
:-)
BB

kacey said...

I love to go back and play with old photos. It's a great stress reliever for me! Poor George though...he doesn't understand that sometimes Mom needs a break...

Daryl said...

Here's the thing ... last year is past, over, finished, done, kaput, fini, no more.

Looking ahead an often scary thing is really a lot less scary once you let the past stay in the past ....

Optimism brought to you by the cooler temps and a good night's sleep

Deb said...

sometimes, you have to make time for you..regardless of what George wants...he'll still love you just the same~

♥~♥ Nine Acres ♥~♥ said...

I am the same way. I like to sit and edit and the rest of the family just doesn't get it!

;0) It is soothing for the soul.

Oliag said...

Not for a minute did I think that George was really being neglected:)

I love that you have been noting what process you have used on your photos...I haven't started yet but when I get around to trying some layers, etc I will be using your photos as inspiration...and instruction:) Thanks!

Rosezilla said...

You sound melancholy. August will do that to you. Our pets definitely do not understand our pastimes. My cat is waiting on me right now to get off and play with her and feed her tuna!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Dogs don't hold things like that against you - George will have forgiven you for ignoring him by tomorrow.
Love the gentle rose photograph.

noble pig said...

Love the photo...dogs are so forgiving!

Woman in a Window said...

This is gorgeous. You make me want to pick up my camera again. I haven't in a while. Just sayin'.