dogs

Dog days

Sweet memories of

The dogs days of summer:

Purple sky

Enjoying sultry evenings

Of purple magnificence

With my best furry friend.

Oscar Sunset

For more great shots, please visit: Skywatch.


Irresistible

I may or may not have taken over 100 photos of Ruby’s pups a couple of weeks ago –

So I hope you don’t mind if I share some more!

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Who can resist

A small, furry puppy face –

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Or a handful

Of puppy love?

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One of the puppies

Attached herself to my son’s finger.

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Our visit tired out

The adorable puppies

And we left them sweetly snoozing.

Puppies sleeping copy

For more puppy love, please visit: Our World.

 


Puppy tales

I’m away in Gothenburg this week so won’t be around to visit you,

But I want to leave you with some sweet pictures of Ruby and her three-week-old puppies.

Ruby was very happy to see us – and we we were overjoyed to see her.

Ruby and pups

Her pups were constantly calling for attention –

Who could resist that sweet tail?

Puppy tail

They were very affectionate

And not afraid of us at all.

Pup in arms

In fact, they seemed to find some of us

Very tasty indeed!

(More puppy pictures coming up next week.)

Beard and pup

I’ll be back on Thursday with a new post.

For more sweet tails, please visit: Our World Tuesday.


Puppy love

Indulge me a little

As I talk about love and dogs.

(This is an old photo – but one of my favourites.)

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Oscar, our dog, came to us

When he was four and a half.

He has taught us so much

About love and companionship.

(My son took this picture of Oscar, 11.5, and me.)

Fuzzy buddy

Ruby, 5, is our foster dog and has been with us since December.

She was mated and grew larger and larger.

Towards the end of her pregnancy, she didn’t go far

But loved the coolness of the late evening light.

Ruby light

We thought she might have three or four pups inside her (like the first litter of pups she had last year),

But she surprised us all by giving birth to eight healthy puppies.

This is a photo the breeder sent me on the same day as the birth.

I’d say love conquers all, wouldn’t you?

Ruby

For more love, please visit: Our World Tuesday.


May postcard

May is the time of birdsong and golden light.

A visitor dropped by – flew straight into the kitchen

And demanded coffee with a merry song.

Goldfinch

As the sun sets later and later,

Its golden light paints everything

With honeyed tones

Glittering jetty

And is the perfect background

For a friend’s dog shaking herself dry

After an evening dip.

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As for Oscar — he loves contemplating

A May sunset …

But no prizes for guessing

What he did next.

Yes – he went for a swim. After all, who could resist?

Sun dog

For more honeyed stories, please visit: Our World Tuesday


Gold(en) medal performance

Synchronized diving …

Oscar and Ruby show how it’s done!

Synchronized swimming

Little note: I won’t be able to reply to your comments, but I do cherish each and every one of them!

For more golden moments, please visit: Saturday’s Critters


The wisdom of dogs

Dogs can teach us many lessons in life:

Test new waters – don’t be afraid to try new things,

Ruby jump copy

Love unconditionally and be yourself,

Love

Always always live each moment to its fullest

And don’t be afraid of silliness (it’s fun)!

Goofy copy

For more goofy shots, please visit: Our World.


Waters of wonder

New Year’s Eve: so mild that it was warm enough for swimming

In the pink sunset.

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Reminding me that it’s always good to jump into the waters of wonder.

Because once you’ve experienced new things, your mind can never go back to its old dimensions.

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Only then can you really appreciate the true beauty

Of the setting sun.

Sunset

For more wonders, please visit: Skywatch.

My friend Eileen has a new meme called Saturday Critters - so go visit!


In with the old and the new

Out with the old and in with the new?

Yes, out with old worries, grudges and bad habits

As long as you’re not replacing them with new ones.

As for us, we have something new for the New Year –

Meet Ruby, Oscar’s great-granddaughter.

We’re fostering her for a few months before she’s due to go off to the breeders again for another litter of puppies.

Ruby copy

As for the old –

Well, Oscar makes life golden with his sweet, white face

And humour and grace.

He doesn’t really have white hair – these are his wisdom highlights!

Wishing you all a new year filled with light, strength, beauty, good health and laughter.

Oscar

For more good wishes, please visit: Our World Tuesday.


Making a splash

Please indulge me as I carry on with Oscar’s birthday tribute:

He turned 11 at the weekend, which is a good age for a dog his size.

Whatever he does, he does wholeheartedly –

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Seizing the moment

And filling it with joy.

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A lesson we could all learn from.

Roll

For more wet dogs and other tails, please visit: Our World Tuesday.


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