Dancing with eyes wide shut

When no one is looking, Oscar dances delicately on the ice…

With eyes shut.

And just for the sheer pleasure of it, he runs with his eyes shut.

Because he can.

But when he wants to look his best

Out there on the iced over lake

He opens his eyes wide

And dances on diamonds.

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53 responses

  1. Love those pics.

    January 29, 2011 at 16:45

  2. If only we could scoop up those diamonds and adorn ourselves with them. Beautiful photos.

    January 29, 2011 at 16:51

  3. Poetic! You capture your lovely dog with words and pics perfectly!

    January 29, 2011 at 16:57

  4. Oscar is beautiful, I love the last shot. Great capture.

    January 29, 2011 at 17:00

  5. What dog is NOT happy with his Kong toy in his mouth? Well done!

    January 29, 2011 at 17:02

  6. Beautiful looking dog!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

    January 29, 2011 at 17:06

  7. Oscar is a perfect Camera Critter. He cooperates with the camera by dancing on diamonds! What a great dog, and beautiful photos.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

    January 29, 2011 at 17:27

  8. The dog seems to be very active, I like such dogs. Very nice capture!
    Thanks for stopping by ….


    January 29, 2011 at 17:28

  9. smiles…i usually close my eyes to let the music take me away as well…wondr what music he is hearing….smiles.

    January 29, 2011 at 17:29

  10. what a great looking dog! he seems very happy out there in the cold, just being a dog.

    January 29, 2011 at 17:34

  11. Beautiful shots! Looks like fun.

    Three Horses, have a great weekend!

    January 29, 2011 at 18:16

  12. Goldens have always been my favorites. They are such wonderful dogs, great with children, too. I never had one – for the last 33 years, I’ve been a renter and pets have not been permitted. At least, I have granddogs!

    My peguin – and the turtle and fish – on my Camera Critters today – are all from a Hawaii trip.

    January 29, 2011 at 18:17

  13. To be free like Oscar and dance on the ice my eyes totally shut😉

    January 29, 2011 at 18:23

  14. He’s such a photogenic chap, and these pics are the perfect example of that:-)

    January 29, 2011 at 19:17

  15. So beautiful! I see Oscar likes his Kong:-)

    January 29, 2011 at 19:30

  16. Oh the Joy!

    Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral


    January 29, 2011 at 19:35

  17. He is such a sweet boy! Your photos of him are always wonderful.

    January 29, 2011 at 20:17

  18. That’s one talented dog!

    January 29, 2011 at 20:58

  19. Oscar you are beautiful dancing on the diamonds..:)

    January 29, 2011 at 21:33

  20. lilalia

    Such poetry. Love the idea. There have been times in my life when I also closed me eyes and danced in the arms of someone who moved like silk and who could be trusted. I don’t know what goes on in the mind of a dog to allow him to do it on his own.

    January 29, 2011 at 22:07

  21. Maggie May

    He is gorgeous and the scenery lovely.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

    January 29, 2011 at 22:14

  22. Al

    That’s an awesome dog – it must be great having a companion like that in the winter.

    January 29, 2011 at 22:40

  23. he is magnificent
    so sweet and beautiful and free
    and so obviously loved

    January 29, 2011 at 23:10

  24. I love Oscar.
    Benno sends his love, he’d love to play with Oscar, they’d go well together, gold and black.

    January 30, 2011 at 00:40

  25. Oscar is so handsome, But in the last photo is just gorgeous!!!!


    January 30, 2011 at 01:09

  26. I heart Oscar!

    January 30, 2011 at 02:25

  27. Just gorgeous — such a handsome dog and he looks like he’s having a wonderful time dancing on the ice:-)

    Visiting via Camera Critters

    January 30, 2011 at 02:49

  28. Oscar is lookig great, as usual. He shines as bright as the diamonds on the ice.

    January 30, 2011 at 04:54

  29. Well, those diamonds sure shine…but Oscar outshines them all!! Please give him a pat on the head from me!:)

    January 30, 2011 at 05:49

  30. Such lovely, lovely images!
    Oscar is beautiful!!!!

    January 30, 2011 at 06:18

  31. gvk

    Love the bluish tinge; makes the setting look so fresh.Dancing Oscar ? could he be doing it because he has no shoes on ?

    January 30, 2011 at 06:42

  32. That’s nice Fi. It shows that dogs too have personality and know how to enjoy life – Dave

    January 30, 2011 at 07:50

  33. Great shots and what a lovely dog! Oscar has a really nice playground:)

    January 30, 2011 at 09:16

  34. The dog is beautiful and the sun’s rays on the snow up a nice set of soft lights and shadows. Very nice.

    January 30, 2011 at 12:35

  35. such a beautiful post – brought me an early morning smile. thanks.

    hope you are smiling too. one love.

    January 30, 2011 at 14:47

  36. Oh, Oscar is a handsome one.;) I wish I could dance on ice with eyes shut.;))
    Lovely winter images – hope you had a great last weekend in January,

    January 30, 2011 at 16:48

  37. Blu

    What a white carpet walker he is, such style!

    January 30, 2011 at 17:41

  38. now that´s a face!

    January 30, 2011 at 18:00

  39. That Oscar knows how to put his best face and foot forward! (The red kong is a nice touch, too!)

    January 30, 2011 at 23:19

  40. A beautiful series of photos!

    January 31, 2011 at 00:48

  41. Oscar is happy with what he has! He has the perfect world — as you described in your previous post. Both posts point out the joys of just living!

    January 31, 2011 at 02:43

  42. Wow, Oscar loves to dance! Great photos of Oscar:)

    January 31, 2011 at 02:47

  43. Oscar is a great dog! Everyone should dance on ice with eyes shut.

    January 31, 2011 at 03:25

  44. I LOVE Oscar. Great captures and such wise words! XX

    January 31, 2011 at 04:44

  45. you have a beautiful friend
    and you have captured blue shadows, my favorite!

    January 31, 2011 at 06:20

  46. hey oscar you are a brave dancer!!

    woof woof
    from bozo
    Pets forever

    January 31, 2011 at 07:04

  47. It is as if he knows you are there with the camera and he is being all cute, ready for a pic!:-)

    January 31, 2011 at 17:02

  48. Clive


    That last picture in particular is sublime!!

    February 1, 2011 at 00:09

  49. The light in that last pic is simply beautiful…my, what a wondrous pointer you’ve become, Fi :)) Glorious photos….well done….I’m loving scouring thru your site….it’s been too long xoxo

    February 2, 2011 at 05:25

  50. Beautiful photos!

    February 2, 2011 at 21:19

  51. Happy New Year,
    great collection of images you have been posting. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog earlier.

    February 4, 2011 at 05:47

  52. This is so cute I can hardly handle it!:)

    February 4, 2011 at 06:05

  53. Adorable fella! Golden Retriever? I wish he was mine!

    February 12, 2011 at 17:11

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