Patience

Oh the conflict between being obedient and waiting for permission to swim –

And the overwhelming desire to jump in as soon as possible.

St. Augustine once said that “Patience is the companion of wisdom.”

I’m sure this is why I will never be as wise as Oscar.

For more patient creatures, please visit: Camera Critters.

71 responses

  1. TexWisGirl

    PRECIOUSNESS!!! love this!

    May 12, 2012 at 16:27

  2. Absolutely beautiful photo! The colours, the details – everything is perfect. :)

    May 12, 2012 at 16:27

  3. A real study in patience. You’ve captured it so well. Just such a beautiful dog. The water reminds me of some of the ways Monet captured water in his work.

    May 12, 2012 at 16:34

  4. Perfect shot! Oscar is a great model…

    May 12, 2012 at 16:36

  5. haha there are def times i could use a bit more patience…cause i love jumping in…happy saturday! smiles.

    May 12, 2012 at 16:39

  6. He’s so incredible!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

    May 12, 2012 at 16:43

  7. Pat

    A wonderful capture of your beautiful dog!

    May 12, 2012 at 16:44

  8. Wonderful!

    May 12, 2012 at 16:46

  9. sylviakirk

    I do love your Oscar and what a terrific capture for the day! He is such a beauty! What would we do without our dogs???? Have a wonderful weekend — all of you!!

    May 12, 2012 at 16:55

  10. Zuzana

    Oh, I love your Oscar posts and images.;) Lovely sentiments in the text as well, I am too much more inclined to surrender to temptation, just like Oscar Wild.;) I am back blogging, nice catching up with you.;)
    xoxo

    May 12, 2012 at 16:56

  11. –Oscar is the Buddah of all dogs.

    He’s one of my favorite pets. Xx

    May 12, 2012 at 17:39

  12. Al

    A great shot of an awesome dog.

    May 12, 2012 at 17:39

  13. The waiting is the hardest part!

    May 12, 2012 at 18:04

  14. He’s been listening to Elizabeth I – she apparently said that if one really wants something, one knows how to be patient for it…

    May 12, 2012 at 18:04

  15. what a gorgeous picture…. and a beautiful dog. ♥

    May 12, 2012 at 18:26

  16. Oscar is such a beautiful colour.

    May 12, 2012 at 18:26

  17. onceupona

    Oscar is a wonder! -Danette

    May 12, 2012 at 18:34

  18. He looks like such a sweet pup!

    May 12, 2012 at 18:44

  19. so sweet ♥

    May 12, 2012 at 19:21

  20. Riet

    What a beautiful dog and he isd good and obedient too. Wonderful dog.

    May 12, 2012 at 19:31

  21. I had never heard that phrase, but it makes complete sense! Hopefully, your little obedient companion got the go-ahead to jump in! :)

    May 12, 2012 at 19:51

  22. Bob

    I love your dog, friend to everybody.

    May 12, 2012 at 20:40

  23. Great picture of Oscar!! Very nice

    May 12, 2012 at 20:53

  24. love this post :)

    May 12, 2012 at 21:15

  25. Linda

    Beautiful photo!

    May 12, 2012 at 22:02

  26. sandy

    Wise words, Fiona. But, he looks like he is wet!

    May 12, 2012 at 22:33

    • He is wet. He’s waiting to jump in again… and again… and again…

      May 13, 2012 at 07:16

  27. JillsyGirl Studio

    I love this portrait of Oscar and how you’ve processed it!

    May 12, 2012 at 22:39

  28. That water looks so good! How does he wait? I’m not sure I could, and I can’t even swim. Amazing photo and amazing subject. He’s gorgeous!

    May 12, 2012 at 23:04

  29. Oscar is waiting for his mates to play with him. :)

    May 13, 2012 at 00:13

  30. jbcuvelier

    St.Augustine was correct and Oscar is a very wise dog. I think he learned that from his Momma!
    I grew up with the adage: Patience is a virtue.

    May 13, 2012 at 00:38

  31. Awww! You really get some great shots of that pup! Love this! =)

    May 13, 2012 at 00:42

  32. Beautiful. Patience is always needed for everyone. It improves us.

    May 13, 2012 at 01:46

  33. Oscar has more patience than Kelly!!!

    May 13, 2012 at 02:13

  34. He truly looks like he is smiling!

    May 13, 2012 at 02:37

  35. Oscar is my hero! I love this photo. The love of life is dripping from his coat.

    May 13, 2012 at 03:00

  36. I always love seeing Oscar in your photos, great shot. Have a great weekend!

    May 13, 2012 at 03:09

  37. I love the contrast of texture and color.

    May 13, 2012 at 04:09

  38. Wonderful quote. Oscar is one special dog.

    May 13, 2012 at 04:13

  39. Oscar looks most reflective… (and huggable!)

    May 13, 2012 at 04:37

  40. What a great photo. We could learn so much from our pets if we would only take the time to listen.

    May 13, 2012 at 07:00

  41. Absolutely wonderful and great wisdom!

    May 13, 2012 at 08:34

  42. Elephant's Child

    I love it. And how long did he/could he wait?

    May 13, 2012 at 09:03

  43. Beautiful colors and Dog, very nice photo

    May 13, 2012 at 09:29

  44. Hello, Lady Fi,

    Your dog and our dog have similarities – same golden coat and agreeable demeanor. Ours is a female, though, with hardly any aggression in her body. ^^ Just dropping by to say I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. ;) Please see – http://35andupcynicismonhold.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/brownie-points/ Thanks and have a fun weekend… :)

    May 13, 2012 at 09:35

  45. I think you have a point there Fi. My Mum used to say “Patience is a virtue” – dave

    May 13, 2012 at 10:28

  46. Beautiful photographs, doggy is an outstanding model. I am greeting

    May 13, 2012 at 12:23

  47. He is patient. He is wise. AND he is handsome!!!

    May 13, 2012 at 13:17

  48. He’s a beauty and you’ve captured him well.

    May 13, 2012 at 13:17

  49. jenjilks

    Wonderful post. Well done.

    May 13, 2012 at 14:10

  50. awww… love ya!!

    Woof woof
    from Bozo
    Pets forever

    May 13, 2012 at 14:59

  51. Patience feels so apropos. I am learning to be patient by not blogging daily. It feels like the space between words and photos increases into a sense of joy. Perhaps this beauty understands that already. Lovely photo.

    May 13, 2012 at 15:56

  52. lol, it seems like patience, but I wonder…? Nice shot anyway.

    May 13, 2012 at 17:49

  53. Lovely dog ♥ the contrast of the colours is perfect. Love the water….!

    May 13, 2012 at 18:40

  54. Hope Oscar enjoyed himself.

    May 13, 2012 at 20:04

  55. imac

    Worth waiting for – lol.
    Great post and pic

    May 13, 2012 at 22:03

  56. Just perfect and pretty!

    May 13, 2012 at 22:23

  57. Oscar can teach us many lessons. Beautiful shot!

    May 14, 2012 at 00:59

  58. Happy Mother’s Day! Love the photo of Oscar it is perfect! :)

    May 14, 2012 at 02:00

  59. Fantastic shot.

    May 14, 2012 at 02:15

  60. Beautiful! And such a good dog!

    May 14, 2012 at 03:03

  61. Oscar sure looks wisdom personified:)

    May 14, 2012 at 06:03

  62. wow! beautifully captured

    thanks

    May 14, 2012 at 06:47

  63. Nancy

    Good dog. Gorgeous image. :)

    May 14, 2012 at 13:20

  64. Makes wisdom seem so simple. Maybe we just over think it. Thanks for the lesson Oscar! ~Regards, Dan

    May 14, 2012 at 14:57

  65. Patience is knowing self maybe.

    May 15, 2012 at 06:49

  66. Jeevan

    There used to say a pictures says thousand words… Its so perfect to the phrase! Wonderful image.

    May 15, 2012 at 18:36

  67. Such a sweet shot! Love it!

    May 16, 2012 at 05:13

  68. Such a beautifully composed shot Lady Fi, Oscar is certainly more patient than I.

    May 18, 2012 at 17:35

  69. what a beautiful dog…love the shot too and the view :-) Dropping by from Camera Critters

    http://www.kidsnpet.com/2012/05/barney-our-black-cat/

    May 19, 2012 at 12:37

  70. Lady Fi, I love this photo and the caption is just perfect. I hope your weather is getting warmer.

    June 4, 2012 at 01:51

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