This is the post where I humbly thank my assistant from the bottom of my heart. I have to, it’s bloody cold out there and we’ve got to get the calendar finished. Without Karen, well, they’d all be couch potato shots. Cute, but not beautiful.
Whenever we go away from the property, we have to keep the dogs on leash… they’re greyhounds and although they may love us if there is a squirrel or a rabbit or a blowing piece of paper we quickly become yesterdays news and they are off and running.
My day job involves Photoshop, so if I can take a leash out without it looking obvious, you will always know the dogs are off leash courtesy of Photoshop.
If it’s a great image of the dog and the leash is in a horrible place the poor abused assistant gets 50 lashes with a wet noodle.
The assistant has to be capable of multi-tasking, leash out of the way, dogs eyes pointed to the light source and for pete’s sake get out of the picture frame. Getting out of the frame is usually the least of my worries, I take no pity, I take no prisoners… it’s Photoshop to the rescue.
“Go long” I frequently bark out orders for Karen to get the wiggles out of da doggie. This just happened to be Timber’s first real outing with us, his leash manners were a tad bit challenging, but in the end he was doing fabulously.
Karen finds herself if some really uncomfortable places. This was on the trail, a somewhat narrow trail. Karen had to move herself much farther into the bushes for this to work.
And then there are the times when da doggie cooperates, Karen cooperates and I take one look at the scene and the background sucks. Sometimes I have a skinny second to change my position and make it better, sometimes we just have to go with what I get.
Cold feet, cold hands, cold ears… they are all part of the assistant’s gig. For what ever reason, I stay warm behind the lens.
Of course, I also have the best seat in the house. I love the laughter, moments like these last a lifetime, but they make laugh first thing in the morning for a month.
A million thanks to my most wonderful assistant.
Time for the Saturday Pet Blog Hop.
Happy Saturday, and welcome to another installment of the Saturday Pet Blogger Hop! You’ve found the right place to connect with other pet lovers. Whether you are a seasoned blogger, one who loves reading pet blogs, or if you’re just thinking about starting your own blog – there is definitely something here for you. Acquaint yourself and enjoy – this is your resource, so use it as you see fit! Of course, you have to follow the rules, so let’s get to that. Get those links in and have fun.
Link up your pet blog name and URL using the Linky Tool below. You only need to add your link once to be seen on all the Saturday Pet Blogger Blog Hop Linky Tools for that week. Note that if your blog is not pet related your link will be removed. Also note that only one post per blog is acceptable, and links promoting giveaways that are unrelated to the pet blogger hop will be removed. This is a community building exercise and not a promotional vehicle – please treat it as such.
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