Monthly Archives November 2010

what did you do for black friday?

November 26, 2010 Photography  No comments

Every year I AVOID shopping on Black Friday…I just can’t handle the mayhem, lol.  So, today I went out to photograph wildlife.  I brought our new pup, Earl with me and he had a good time looking out the window at all the cattle and birds.

Juvenile Red Shouldered Hawk

The lighting wasn’t great, it was really cloudy and overcast but I still had a good time and got a few shots I liked.

Splish Splash I Was Taking A Bath...

Peek-A-Boo I See You!


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keeping up with puppy

November 16, 2010 Photography  No comments

For a young pup (almost 6 months old), Earl is actually a really good boy…but I’ve forgotten how much work it still is to

have a dog so young.  He’s basically housebroken at this point, there hasn’t been one accident in the house.  But…he’s still

a little guy so he can’t hold his bladder/poo as long as a bigger adult dog can so I’ve got to watch him for signs that he needs

to go out.  Usually standing by the door, pacing, or even whining a little bit are usually the cues.

A Big New World

He’s doing really well with ‘listening’.  If I call him, or if I say ‘no’, or ‘leave it’, or ‘in the house’…9 times out of 10

he does exactly as I ask.

He does ‘taste’ things around the house.  He’s got that puppy urge to chew, so I usually watch him carefully…

say ‘no’ if he tries out the coffee table leg and rep...

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My name is Earl

November 11, 2010 Photography  No comments

Meet the newest member of our family, Earl!

He’s a 5 1/2 month old Great Dane puppy :)

My Name Is Earl

This is the third Great Dane we’ve owned.  I love these dogs and this breed, they’re just amazing!  Earl is doing great…so far he’s understanding ‘no’, ‘leave it’ and ‘drop it’….and we’ve only had him 24 hours!

He should top out at around 32″ tall (at the shoulders) and 165 pounds.  Which should be about the same size as our male Gunther, who we had to put to sleep this past summer.  I miss Gunther terribly, but Earl is so much like Gunther…it’s like having him back :)

Earl is also getting along wonderfully with our 9 year old female Great Dane, Duchess.  I think she did enjoy being an only dog for awhile, but I’m realizing now she did miss having a buddy...

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