I am fairly certain that it would be no surprise to anyone to know that when I grow up, I want to be a dog photographer.
When a friend on campus popped into my office the other day to show off the pictures of his 10-week old basset hound puppy, I’m pretty sure I began to drool, practically throwing myself at his feet begging to take puppy pictures.
I am not a stranger to basset hounds. When I met Karen, she had a basset hound named Lucee and she was with us until old age got the better of her at 16 years old. I experienced many a walk with Lucee and she had two speeds, slow and stall. Since my experience with puppies is really limited, I thought puppy plus Lucee equals a slower shutter speed.
Ha, ha, the joke was on me and I was re-evaluating on the fly.
Like all puppies, her world was full of curiosity and caution. At first glance I should have been just another friendly human wanting to love the puppy, but I came with a big black mask and one eyeball. I’m sure she had a few reservations about me.
In true puppy fashion, when she was awake, she was ready for action.
She already has that nose to the ground basset mind.
And a face that totally turned me into a puddle of goo. I guess that is why they call it puppy love.
I enjoy several pet blogs on a daily basis. Just last week Dog By Nature had pictures of a puppy posted. I got a chuckle out her last paragraph and thought I would borrow it for this post.
Warning: Cute puppies may cause Puppy Amnesia. Symptoms include the inability to remember the following: chewing, digging, sharp little puppy teeth, bites, lack of sleep, house training, jumping, general spaziness and becoming a big dog. Will require: tons of exercise, plenty of food and water, toys, vaccines, vet bills, love and attention. Always exercise extreme caution when considering a puppy. Is a life long commitment.