Sunday, January 18, 2009

Ruff


Ever since the holiday season there has been a common theme around our home. Namely of the canine persuasion.

First the decision a furry friend. Immediately followed by the trail and error period which led to the contemplation that perhaps we're more cat people than dog people. I even sat in on a panel with the people behind the upcoming show on PBS called "Why We Love Cats and Dogs" where I actually asked for their help in the matter. They were very gracious. By the way, I cannot wait to see that show! A day or two later coincidentally began the dog sitting days. Believe me when I tell you if nothing else, dogs give you one more perfect subject for a 365 project. Then, today we topped it all off with an afternoon at the movies seeing Hotel for Dogs. Things are getting ridiculous, I know. By the way, it's a darling movie!

After all of this, we still don't have our family pet question answered (except of course that we know fish are cool) and and truth be told I'm OK with it not being decided just now. We're just going to sit with it. It's always fun when the puns come easy.

So, why the long drawn-out story then? No reason at all except to preface My Best Shot Monday offering today.



This shot was taken on the pup's last morning with us waiting for his true mommy (my mom-in-law) to come get him. I call it 'the final stretch'.

How about you? Share the story of your Best Shot.

31 comments:

Chris said...

Oh my gosh. He is too cute! Here's my Best Shot Monday.

leaca said...

I am a dog lover, so I love this post.

http://simplyblogged.wordpress.com/

Maggie said...

What a cutie! I have to admit, there is a definite difference between having dogs and having cats...but both sure are fun! And you're right, pets certainly provide excellent photo ops for Project 365!

My best shot takes a closer look at things...

Bunny said...

I am so excited to post for BSM again...
My Best Shot

Jen said...

That is one cute pup. It's always nice to have a new subject to photograph.

Here's mine:
A Little Touch of Color

Blueberry said...

what a darling little doggie!!!

my story is about spaghetti

ELK said...

Tracey ~you will find the right one I just know it and they add so much to life!

my "Best Shot" is the best thing I ever did with my life and she will be 21 in a week or so!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sammymom/3188055215/

Kimberly said...

New subjects to photograph are always welcome aren't they? :)

Here's my best shot this week.

Matt said...

Great shot! Here's my Best Shot Monday.

natalie said...

We love our dog around here! I think I'd venture to say we're more dog people than cat people.

Great pictures.

I had the honor of doing a maternity shoot with a friend of mine yesterday. My best shots are of a little bundle of joy to come.

carrie said...

We are on the edge of jumping into puppy-dom as well. But we have 2 cats that are really a part of our family. I think we need to wait, the girls think we need to get a dog. Since I'll be doing the bulk of the work, guess who is winning the battle so far?

I love the first photo - and stretch!

There is not a story with my BSM today - just soaking in the sun Piggys and Toes.

Michelle Potter said...

I was a cat person, but my husband was a dog person, so we compromised and got a dog, LOL.

But my best shot this week is about one of our human "pets."

Joanna said...

It is such a hard decision to get a dog in the family....but what a great subject. They are always doing something to capture.

Here's my BSM.

Megan said...

dog sitting is definitely a great way to get your "dog fix" in without committing. love that first shot!

eyelashBSM

Jaimee said...

Awww...that is toooo cute! I'm a sucker for dogs!
BSM
Here's mine:

Happy Monday Everyone!

Arizaphale said...

Hey for the puppy Tracey!!!Hope you decide soon! Mine is predictable but better than usual

sunset

Arizaphale said...

http://arizaphale.blogspot.com/2009/01/best-shot-monday-sunset-over-baudin.html

Paste that...........

Christina said...

I am not a dog person. Much to my daughter's sorrow. I enjoy other peoples dogs, but I couldn't own one. I ADORE that first shot!

My BSM

Dawn said...

Uh, oh! 2 girls with mucho canine persuasion=pretty good chances of getting a dog ;)How much longer can you hold them off??

Here's my Best Shot...the story is in the post~

Good Morning

Mia's Mama said...

I remember reading about your Christmas morning dogcapes. Glad the sweetie has found home, and you're comfy sitting :)
LOVE his sweet neck all stretched out. That's a classic dog pose from a totally cool new angle...how often does that happen? Well done!

Here's my offering:
Fairy Tea Party

Amy Jo said...

So cool. We're in the same stage as well. We have a cat, but we're thinking that eventually we'll get a dog as well. You know, for the kids!

Here is my BSM. Finally, some snow! I don't know why we bother to live in a cold climate that never gets snow.

Melissa said...

I love dog shots - they can be such clowns.

Here's mine.

Donna said...

We are going through that same problem as you did with your "trial and error" We have had this dog for a while and as he gets older he gets more and more agressive. Finding the perfect pet is definitely a hard one! My favorite are actually my chickens! Easy to care for ...and they produce eggs! How great is that!

Krista said...

Aw, what a cute puppy!

P.S. If you're looking for reader votes, I vote dog! :-)

sunmamma said...

We have been so lucky with out pets. I know it can be so hard especially when little ones are involved. I am sure the right furry friend will come along at the right time.

sunmamma said...

Oh and my fav pet pic is of my cat Harrison. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunmamma/3201458472/

I just love the way he basks in the sunlight :)

chaoticfamily said...

Well he is a very cute lil pooch!! Although a challenge we love our new puppy addition.

Here is mine a bit late.

http://chaoticfamilypictures.blogspot.com/

emily said...

What a cute puppy!

Not a whole lot of story behind my picture today. I'm just glad I finally remembered to post on a Monday!

Wanda said...

It's cold and windy here...but bright and sunny. We have had 30 to 40 mile / hour north winds for the last several days with gusts to 65 mph.

Here's my best shot of the day.

Nicole Renee said...

My 1st Best Shot Monday Post is of my 83 year old aunt who performed on the trapeze Friday night. When she was young she left the NYC ballet to join the Barnum & Bailey circus. She was the first woman to be lifted up in an elephant trunk, and she has many, many more tales that are currently being compiled into a biography. Returning to circus performing in the last three years is just the latest chapter in a very exciting life.

Independent Chick said...

Lovin' Ruff. Too cute. Dogs are always full of great expressions.