I am dog: hear me roar!

After a lot of hesitation, I’ve decided to take the plunge and support a new venture called Communal Global, by entering a photographic competition they are holding. The theme is: TODAY.

How to choose just one photo that sums up an ordinary day, that shows the small miracles hidden in our everyday lives?

“My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am.” – Unknown author

(You can click the photo to see a larger version. Oh – and this is my dog, Oscar.)

Dog – a miracle of licks and kindness and snowflakes,

Each golden wisp of hair crackling with energy.

Graceful, proud, majestic.

Serene in a repose that speaks of action.

Self-confident and loved.

Dog that greets each day with licks and joy and leaps,

That lives in each moment, enjoying them as they come.

Gentle, wise and mischievous.

Dog, and children, grabbing each golden second

And making life sing. Today. Every day.

Dog. Children. Unconditional love personified.

You can see more magnificent pets over at Camera Critters and Pet Pride.

And remember to check out the fantastic photos entered in the Communal Global competition!

65 responses

  1. I love this! Good luck on the competition!

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    April 3, 2010 at 18:09

  2. Why is it that dogs always look so regal? This is a wonderful picture! I’m so glad you decided to enter the contest at Communal Global–thanks!

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    April 3, 2010 at 18:32

  3. Lovely entry. Good luck!

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    April 3, 2010 at 18:33

  4. What a beautiful dog!
    Your quote and words are beautiful as well.
    Lovely post!

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    April 3, 2010 at 18:41

  5. Such a lovely picture! Do let us know how you do in the competition 🙂

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    April 3, 2010 at 18:44

  6. beautiful composition

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    April 3, 2010 at 18:46

  7. Love that shot. Your dog looks so stoic and pure. You hit the nail on the head “unconditional love.”

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    April 3, 2010 at 18:47

  8. Wonderful shot. All the best.

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    April 3, 2010 at 19:48

  9. jo

    beautiful post! beautiful dog… love it 🙂

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    April 3, 2010 at 19:59

  10. That’s a fabulous photo as so perfect for the theme because dogs always live in the present , which is probably why they are so happy. Good luck, Lady Fi!

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    April 3, 2010 at 20:04

  11. Oscar is beautiful 🙂

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    April 3, 2010 at 20:20

  12. Oscar is a gorgeous dog and so sweet looking. I love the poem, too, and it’s very true that children and dogs offer unconditional love. We grownups should take a lesson from that. I hope you win the contest. I’m going to go check out the Communal Global website.

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    April 3, 2010 at 20:24

  13. Di

    Oscar is a beauty and I love the little flicks/flakes of snow on him here and there.

    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal
    (A Great Photo!!)

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    April 3, 2010 at 20:30

  14. Dogs + Children = Unconditional Love. You are surely a Winner, Fi, as you possess all the essential ingredients.

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    April 3, 2010 at 20:30

  15. Oscar is just beautiful! i am so glad that you entered this gorgeous picture! We love meeting girls from all over the world. Sweden! So cool! Welcome and thankyou for participating!

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    April 3, 2010 at 21:02

  16. Just beautiful. Best of luck!

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    April 3, 2010 at 21:25

  17. Wonderful!! I love your dog 😀 (you’ve gotta check out Lola’s blog…she does the most awesome dogisms of the day) Thanks for playing along at CG …heja Sverige! ;D

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    April 3, 2010 at 22:27

  18. Great shot !! I love the snow and the composition of the shot! Very cute – I have a golden lab too – they are so cute 🙂

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    April 3, 2010 at 23:19

  19. Happy Easter!

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    April 3, 2010 at 23:49

  20. My money is on you to win the competition. Beautiful picture and prose.

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    April 3, 2010 at 23:56

  21. Clive

    Well, you can only imagine what much we love this!

    Beautifully put!

    The very best of luck!

    Have a lovely Easter!

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    April 4, 2010 at 00:57

  22. I love your photo and I love the quote just as much! I’m so glad that you decided to join in the fun TODAY. 🙂

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    April 4, 2010 at 01:25

  23. Great shot. Love it. Good luck on the competition!

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    April 4, 2010 at 01:44

  24. came across your blog by chance. just had to say l love this imagexlynda

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    April 4, 2010 at 02:19

  25. Beautiful dog!
    I do love how unconditionally dogs love you.

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    April 4, 2010 at 02:55

  26. WOW… that is a great shot of your dog. It makes me want to get a dog sooner. 😛

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    April 4, 2010 at 04:11

  27. What a wonderful photo, and a very cute subject!

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    April 4, 2010 at 05:17

  28. What an absolutely beautiful photo of your dog! Our dogs are far from beautiful, but we love them just the same. They add so much to our “todays”, don’t they?

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    April 4, 2010 at 05:37

  29. Aww… so cute! What a perfect ‘today’!

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    April 4, 2010 at 05:47

  30. I like dogs. But only if they keep their slobber to themselves.

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    April 4, 2010 at 06:48

  31. This is wonderful, I’m glad you joined in! Congratulations.

    Happy weekend.
    jj

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    April 4, 2010 at 08:02

  32. Oscar is a beauty and what an expressive face !

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    April 4, 2010 at 08:47

  33. Oscar is such a handsome dog and knows it but is gracious enough to pose for the lesser beings in his universe 😉
    I liked your sister’s footprints in the snow – what a hardy soul!

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    April 4, 2010 at 08:54

  34. Yea Lady fi! SO glad you decided to enter & join our fun! : ) Beautiful photo & of course Dog!

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    April 4, 2010 at 10:39

  35. O what a pose and o what a beautiful expression – like thinking deep thoughts and seeing great things! Wonderfrul photo!

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    April 4, 2010 at 11:38

  36. I do hope you win. There is truly nothing better in life than the love of a faithful, wonderful dog. I can’t imagine my life without them.

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    April 4, 2010 at 13:43

  37. What a sweet nose! I love noses.

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    April 4, 2010 at 14:38

  38. What an impressive photograph!!! I LOVE it! And the quote is so true…

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    April 4, 2010 at 14:38

  39. Love this shot. Great post! Thanks for your comments on my post, too!

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    April 4, 2010 at 14:49

  40. kelli

    A perfect representation of your “today”!!! LOVE IT!

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    April 4, 2010 at 15:39

  41. I love dogs. And this dog jumps out at me. I want to give me him a great big hug.

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    April 4, 2010 at 16:31

  42. Awesome post and pic —- what a majestic looking dog!

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    April 4, 2010 at 18:11

  43. that is such a joyful shot!!

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    April 4, 2010 at 20:57

  44. The Girl from Cherry Blossom Street

    Oh, Oscar beckons one to come, play and hug him!

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    April 4, 2010 at 21:18

  45. love the photo and the description.
    hi oscar.

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    April 4, 2010 at 21:19

  46. R

    That kind of dog was once my dream…but now we have a cat who can’t stand any other fourlegged in house. Even such kind of statues she’s pushing down from shelves…

    Nice, crispy pic! Good luck!

    R
    PS. vi bor i Åkersberga och vi har sommarstuga i Norrtälje kommun, Baltora.
    (R från Estland; J från Norge)

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    April 4, 2010 at 22:04

  47. Wonderful dog photo! A real beauty. Please stop by my blog for a Golden Retriever and a bunny story!

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    April 5, 2010 at 00:14

  48. Very perspective and thoughtful post. Hope you win!

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    April 5, 2010 at 01:05

  49. Oscar is beautiful… I send you Easter Greetings! 🙂

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    April 5, 2010 at 05:08

  50. it’s a stunning picture of Oscar…

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    April 5, 2010 at 05:21

  51. So glad that I got a chance to meet this wonderful pup in person – he is truly a sweet, wonderful dog!

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    April 5, 2010 at 07:35

  52. Oh, i can hear him roar 🙂 He is beautiful, and i love his face expression, he looks like a lord.

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    April 5, 2010 at 11:22

  53. Love this portrait of Oscar, the quote is one of my favorites, and your poetic prose is lovely too! Enjoyed your snowman sky watch post too 😉
    Sacred Ruminations

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    April 5, 2010 at 16:03

  54. I have a magnet on my fridge that says, ” A dog is the only creature that will love you more than itself.”

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    April 5, 2010 at 20:15

  55. Love your dog and his photo! We’d all be better people if we were as good as our pets think we are. Wonderful quote!

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    April 5, 2010 at 22:48

  56. What a nice dog – good luck! With you’re attitude (and the dog’s), it’ll be a success, I’m sure!

    Btw: Glad you like pinnebrød too 🙂

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    April 5, 2010 at 23:43

  57. beautiful…a lot we can learn from our four legged friends…and a wonderful cause.

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    April 6, 2010 at 01:35

  58. What a wonderful picture. Oscar looks much like Tiger the Wonder Dog although I’m sure Oscar is much smarter. Tiger isn’t the brightest crayon in the box. Sorry Tiger! Heehehe!

    God bless and have a beautiful day sweetie!!!

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    April 6, 2010 at 03:06

  59. Gorgeous pooch. Good luck!

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    April 6, 2010 at 03:45

  60. Oscar is just beautiful, and so is the photo! and i love, love, love the sweet words.

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    April 6, 2010 at 05:25

  61. Beautiful dog…great capture!

    Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on my entry into the Communal Global photo contest!

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    April 6, 2010 at 21:39

  62. What a great picture and a handsome dog!

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    April 7, 2010 at 22:21

  63. Good for you for taking a leap of faith and entering a competition.

    And this is quite a portrait of Oscar! I love it!

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    April 11, 2010 at 04:44

  64. Handsome Oscar. Dogs are forever faithful to whoever their master.

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    April 16, 2010 at 04:09

  65. tribal upper back tattoos,

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    July 4, 2011 at 19:07

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