Just a few of the dogs we saw on the streets of Florence, Italy, October 2016.
A window in Norfolk, April 2016
I have been playing around with my filters again, I love the way they can change a photo. I only use them for fun or to save a photo that I like. I took a couple of photos of this little chap and his friend today, the other photo is below. But it was really dark inside the pub where we were having lunch, and I had to changed them to black and white. Then I started playing, and this is the final result, I think he now looks like a little painting 🙂
Taken at the Middlewich, in Cheshire, Canal Boat Festival in 2016
I found a photo of Nipper our Yorkshire Terrier, normally you can’t see his lovely black button eyes, but I think he had a fringe trim at the kennels. We have a wonderful kennels where the dogs love going, which is good for all of us. Anyway, Nipper is about seven years now, he has got a bit portly, but has lost a lot of weight on his diet……. although he is sure that I’m starving him. He nearly lost his eyesight a couple of years ago and had to go through some quite nasty treatment. He was suppose to have drops three times a day for the rest of his life……well that was never going to happen…..he hated it, after all the treatment he had, he had enough. So I stopped them, he eyes were fine, until the pollen count went up, he eyes got bad….he had hay fever. So now if the pollen count is high, he stays indoors. and if they get really bad, he will let me put drops in, but mostly he is ok. His name isn’t because he nips, where I come from, the name nipper is given to a young lad, so Nipper it is. He is a bit of a loner, since he lost his soul mate, Rocky a big German Shepherd, he was with Rocky when Rocky had a heart attack and died, poor Nipper was never the same afterwards. He was more Rocky’s dog than ours, they did everything together, which was nice, as Rocky hated every other dog, but he loved Nipper. He endures the other three dogs, but I’m not sure he would miss then if they disappeared or if he would really even notice if they had, bless him 🙂
I just loved the smile on this young girls face, when she looked at the dog. I’m sure the dog was smiling in return 🙂
You see lots of photos of Nancy and Toffee, but not many of our other two, Eddie and Nipper, mainly because they are photo shy. But on this occasion, Dad had hold of Eddie and I got a couple of shots. Eddie is a complex little creature, he was thrown over a wall when he was a few months old, so he’s a rescue dog, but I don’t think it did a lot of damage, as he can leap over six foot and not even think about it. He’s not over fond of people (apart from the man at the kennels, thank goodness) he likes to hang off the back of trouser legs, he will bark all day long for his favourite toy, and then bark at you all day long to throw it ( I will just add, it never really gets to that point, but he would if he was allowed to ) He doesn’t really like the other dogs and has to sleep alone, which he prefers, in truth he should really be a single dog, not one of four. But he loves us so much, and if he could, he would be carried everywhere like he is in the photos, he loves our contact. He is more like a cat, he loves to curl on our laps, he likes to snugly under the cushions on the sofa, he will sit all night long with me while I blog, sometime adding his paw’s worth. Maybe one day I will get some close ups of Nipper, mind you I’m not sure he has any eyes, not seen them for years, he has a fringe, which he hides behind, funny dog 🙂