I wasn’t up to writing much this week. So this will be a short post but hopefully, one you will enjoy. Getting to see beautiful photos of me is always great . . . right?
I was sick for a few days and one morning I even had to spend several hours with my veterinarian. This way he was able to observe me and do some needed testing. My mom was relieved to hear that there wasn’t anything too serious going on.
From reading my posts, you know how much I love my job. So this will not be a surprise. Even while I was not feeling well I still kept trying to help my mom! And she kept trying to get me to rest. But I’m sure you will be happy to know that I am feeling better now and am back to doing my job full time!
In my post Photography fun! I told you how much my mom likes photography. And what an enjoyable hobby it is for her. Do you have a special hobby that gives you great pleasure? My mom says it is good to have hobbies and can be a good way to learn new things.
For a few years, she was in a Flickr photography group where they had bi-weekly assignments. Although it was challenging it was a great learning opportunity. And as a result, she has some awesome photos!
I decided that it might be fun if I shared a few photos from some of those assignments. Especially since they are fun photos of me! The photos that I am sharing here were the results from several assignments that my mom did over time. But they fit nicely together. And have a common theme!
My beautiful brown eye with a reflection of my mom!
To get these different images my mom had to be creative with where she was positioned. She wanted to capture the correct angle to best show my body part. And she needed the lighting to be just right.
The bottom of my paw!
You can even see the texture of my pads and my beautiful graying fur!
And for my job I had to hold very still. This way I could help my mom get the images in focus and at the perfect angle. If I moved as she took the photo it might end up blurry or slightly off from her intended composition.
A photo of my teeth. I even moved my tongue to the side so it wouldn’t be in the way!
Do you know what I do when I see my mom get her camera? I start wagging my tail and get very excited! I love posing for my mom. And hear her talk softly to me and tell me what a good girl I’m being.
A close-up photo of my nose!
Here is a fun fact about a dog’s nose. In the same way that the fingerprint of a person is unique to them the same is true for the noseprint of a dog. There are no two alike. Even though the noseprint can be used as a way to identify a dog few places use this as a means for identification.
My silky soft ear!
And can you guess what the best part is? She gives me little treats while she is taking the photos! But I’m sure that doesn’t surprise you!
My thick otter-like tail. Just the way it should be for a Labrador Retriever!
I hope you are doing okay. And are finding fun ways to enjoy your summer. Even though it is more than likely very different than in past summers.
From experience, we know how hard it can be to get a good photo of a black dog. These are great! So glad Buffy is feeling better.
Hi Beth, Maddie, and JJ,
Thanks! I have loved the challenge of learning to photograph a black dog. It has been a fun journey! But I definitely still have plenty more to learn.
It sure is great to have Buffy feeling better.
Hugs and wags,
Brenda and Buffy
Buffy glad you are okay. It’s tough to be away from home for long. I looked at your Moms photos they are great. Good ideas for my puppy raiser Sue. I have made my way from California to Chicago With 8 new puppies and drove home with my puppy raiser to Minnesota. I hope to grow up like you Buffy love ❤️ Mark VI
Hey, Mark Vl,
It is great to meet you! I am so glad you found my blog! I hope you and your puppy raiser enjoy following along.
I remember when I flew from California to New York. It was a long flight and a little bit scary. But it was so exciting to meet my puppy raisers! You will learn lots of new things over the coming months that will prepare you to be a service dog like me. You will do awesome!
I am glad to be feeling better and back to helping my mom. She needs me!
Glad to hear you are doing ok Buffy… and what great pictures, so hard to get good pictures of a black dog (i have 2 I know) You were a very good model. PIP Quest II says Hi, he hopes to grow up to be you
I am happy to be feeling better and able to help my mom.
Those extra treats, while my mom takes the photos, are yummy and help me to stay very still. She has loved the challenge of learning how to take photos of a black dog. Especially ones of me!
Quest, you are doing awesome! Keep up the good work buddy and you will go on to do great things!
and hugs from my mom!