Archive for January, 2010

01.07.10

Cue the Beatles song…

Where did the year go?  My puppy is not a girl, not yet a woman (sorry had to stick that Britney Spears song in there).  One year ago 9 puppies were born to this happy couple who did the nasty secretly when going outside one fall day.

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Sunny was in heat and Jester couldn’t resist her charm. During Christmas of 2008 their breeder noticed Sunny putting on the weight.  Ultrasound revealed a paw waving to her.  A couple weeks later Sunny delivered via c-section.  They were so beautiful and wonderful to visit as I had still mourned my heart dog, Riley.

Red collar girl became mine that March.  We named her Karma.  I adore her, naturally.  She just started agility training this week and we are also working on obedience and rally obedience.  She’s a delight to work with.  We have only one problem:

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Karma is not happy being photographed.  Even when I try to catch a shot with the Iphone, she lowers her eyes as if I am hurting her.  She is worse than my children who refuse to let me photograph them as well.  I am beside myself.  I am a dog photographer who is having trouble connecting photographically with her own dog.

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She is one of those types that doesn’t “smile” much but I know she is happy because her tail thumps quite frequently when I speak to her.  She just has that expression that makes you wonder if she is plotting her next bowel movement in the dining room or chewing a new plant or wooden step in the backyard.

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I cheated in this photo because I let her eat one of her birthday cookies I had piled up for photos.  I don’t know, you be the judge.  Does she appear to be annoyed with me?

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This one reminds me of Riley.  Same expression–they are related of course.

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Once again I cheated with a cookie

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We had a good day. We went to downtown Pleasanton to stop off at Murphy’s Paw and get some of these silly things she is wearing today.

I love my girl.  She’s the best thing that happened in 2009.

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Even if you aren’t willing to pose the way I want, Karma, you are a fine, obedient, outstanding canine.  You do LISTEN and follow through.  You just don’t love the camera.  It loves you though.  Happy First Birthday, baby.

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