We’re all searching for something

As I was looking through some recent photos, I noticed that our dog Oscar often had his nose buried in the ground.

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What was he looking for? Exciting smells, traces of rabbits or just enjoying the feel of the cool dirt on his nose?

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Head down, examining roots and leaves. What is he searching for?

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Ah – at last! Is it the ball he has found – or autumn itself?

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39 responses

  1. Amy

    I love your dog and this was a cute post with great photos..he almost blends in to the fall colours doesn’t he?

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    November 1, 2009 at 08:25

  2. Jo

    Hi Ladyfi;)

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    November 1, 2009 at 10:32

  3. Jo

    Hi Ladyfi;) I loved Oscar snuffling in the autumn leaves until he found the ball. Is he still alive? You spoke of your Lab on my blog comments (thanks for visiting!)

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    November 1, 2009 at 10:35

  4. such powerful noses they have

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    November 1, 2009 at 11:50

  5. Oscar is too adorable! Can i borrow him for some snuggles? :p

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    November 1, 2009 at 11:55

  6. AL

    Hmmm I see Oreo in Oscar, he loves to dig a lot, always curious of what he can find.

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    November 1, 2009 at 12:03

  7. I always love seeing Oscar, whatever he is doing. Oscar – here’s hoping you always find what you are looking for!

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    November 1, 2009 at 13:38

  8. Your place sure does look like fall, you can´t deny it. Oscar has found more than his ball, I´m sure! 🙂

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    November 1, 2009 at 13:58

  9. Adorable post!
    I also loved these Autumn’s scenery!
    Happy pet Pride!
    Luna

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    November 1, 2009 at 15:03

  10. Oscar found both! You have a lovely autumn feel in your neighborhood!

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    November 1, 2009 at 16:41

  11. Jen

    Such gorgeous and deep fall colors in your photos. I wonder if the cooler air makes the leaves turn more?

    Oscar looks very happy, sniffing for treasures.

    Jen

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    November 1, 2009 at 17:10

  12. I vote for Autumn.. and he did a good job finding it!

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    November 1, 2009 at 17:35

  13. The colors are so vibrant!

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    November 1, 2009 at 17:39

  14. Love the photos- and I think he’s looking for rodents!

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    November 1, 2009 at 18:03

  15. So glad he found his ball! Can’t do without those! Beautiful shots, lovely colors and Oscar is such a beautiful dog!

    Have a great week — you and Oscar both!

    Sylvia, Sam and Mojo

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    November 1, 2009 at 19:16

  16. When my dogs are out sniffing we say they’re ‘reading their email’ – and if they stay on one spot too long it’s because their email had an attachment!

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    November 1, 2009 at 20:52

  17. What lovely photos, I’m sure the ball was worth the search.

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    November 2, 2009 at 00:27

  18. I like sniffing along the way too–I follow the squirrel scent and especially enjoy the garbage day extra smells! Woof! Woof!

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    November 2, 2009 at 01:03

  19. I just love Oscar! 🙂 We took a walk-about this afternoon, and our lab Ringo took a few dips in the pond. He loves to go with us on our walk-abouts.

    And yes, we are definitely enjoying the strawberry jam. It turned out marvelous, so I’m going to have to make more!!

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    November 2, 2009 at 01:06

  20. Great idea for a post. You have a very cute dog and the fall colors are great.
    xo

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    November 2, 2009 at 02:26

  21. What beautiful pictures; your dog looks as if he was made for this season. Glad I found your blog and thanks for visiting mine.

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    November 2, 2009 at 05:19

  22. That’s possibly one of the more acceptable places for him to put his nose, no?

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    November 2, 2009 at 10:13

  23. Siren does the same thing
    and he’s an indoor cat!!
    he’ll just suddenly stop and bury his nose somewhere as though he’s never been there before

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    November 2, 2009 at 12:07

  24. I love Oscar! Our golden Rosey loves to hide chewies and bones in my gardens. Then she forgets where she put them! Months later she’ll come in with this nasty, dirty thing and she couldn’t be happier.

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    November 2, 2009 at 12:45

  25. This is going to sound really odd, but the smell of fall leaves and sunshine together is so intoxicating that I once told my husband I felt as though I could smoosh my face right into the leafy ground. Maybe I’m part puppy?!

    🙂

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    November 2, 2009 at 16:13

  26. Dogs have such a powerful sense of smell that they get far more from a sniff of something than a mere human might manage. Happy Oscar, rustling through those wonderful autumn leaves.

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    November 2, 2009 at 18:01

  27. He’s looking for a bunny, of course!

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    November 2, 2009 at 20:28

  28. Oscar and the fall foliage are both great. Dogs are so funny. Tiger the Wonder Dog grabbed a piece of bread and buried it right in the middle of my sun garden. He’s not the brightest crayon in the box. Loved your beautiful pictures, so glad I dropped in.

    As we say down here in the Ozark hills and hollers, Ya’ll have a wonderfully blessed day!!!

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    November 3, 2009 at 02:11

  29. I have to tell you that often, when I click on your blog, I don’t get any photos, just text, and tonight is one of those times. I had to visualize Oscar and the foliage, and believe me, my imagination is turned on full blast. I wonder if others experience this too, or if it’s just my computer.

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    November 3, 2009 at 04:29

  30. the ball. Just the ball. Sorry.

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    November 3, 2009 at 05:52

  31. Nope. It wasn’t autumn or his ball. It was Halloween.

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    November 3, 2009 at 06:17

  32. More beautiful photographs! I wish I could figure out what I’m searching for… I get close to finding it, then it escapes me. Interesting.

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    November 3, 2009 at 15:28

  33. Isn’t fall amazing? She’s it takes forever to scroll to the bottom of your comments!

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    November 3, 2009 at 16:03

  34. This dog is something else – funny and beautiful.

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    November 3, 2009 at 21:56

  35. Huh, it was a ball…I was expecting something entirely different!

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    November 4, 2009 at 06:13

  36. how funny…but at least the search was fruitful 🙂

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    November 4, 2009 at 08:14

  37. Cute post! i do think our pups just enjoy checking out the ground. Their natural curiosity is inspiring.

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    November 4, 2009 at 19:16

  38. You are outdoing yourself with the wonderful photos! Chance is always nose to the ground too..it is a dog thing.. they have to check out their territory and make sure no one has come through and peed in there territory. Oscar has found his ball..he is a beautiful dog! 🙂

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    November 6, 2009 at 21:47

  39. It would be fun to be a dog for a day just to see what it smells like in their world!

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    November 12, 2009 at 03:20

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