Saturday in the park, I think it was the 21st of March… sorry, old Chicago song reference there. Anyway, these people had the right idea on Saturday, taking their dogs for a walk amongst the pretty spring trees.
I was down at Pioneer Park yesterday taking pictures of some mallard ducks, when this dog decided to go for a bit of a swim. The ducks didn’t seem too concerned, and the dog was perfectly happy to leave the ducks alone, and left the water when its owner called it.
It reminds me of a photo by guest photographer Maryann Nielson I posted a little while back of a dog chasing a duck.
I will probably post another photo of the ducks in a day or two, because ducks are cute.
Turbo is guest photographer Terri Jo Adams’ dog, who was outstanding in his field (insert rimshot here) in the photo. Terri Jo’s description:
I like to call this “Turbo with Angry Sun watching” ….. on top of that, the sky sorta looks a little tee’d off also. . . dog didn’t notice all that, they’re great at living in the moment … Anyway, I took this Aug 5th – I believe all of the angry-ness stems from the wildfires burning all around the state. I’d be angry too.
Yup, so I would I. Thanks, Terri Jo!
I visited my friend Theresa at her shop, D-‘Tail Pet Grooming on W. Washington St., and I brought along my camera because I would be stupid to pass up all the cute animals. I did, however, forget to bring my flash, which wasn’t very smart of me.
The cat above, the absolutely adorable Milo, is the shop cat. I’m fairly certain Milo runs the whole place, and Theresa works for him. I know I would work for him. Look at that face and tell me you wouldn’t.
Click on the thumbnails below to see more of the furry creatures hanging around the shop, including the fabulous pug, Mavis.
During the Santiam SummerFest on Saturday (see also: the car show), the Stayton Police Department held a demonstration of its new narcotics K9, a chocolate lab named Brody.
Brody’s handler, Officer Paul Eves, showed the crowd how Brody does his job, and how he is rewarded with his favorite thing, a tennis ball. That dog loved that tennis ball, and dropped it in front of several people to get them to play with him.
Click on the thumbnails below to see more of the cute dog with an important job.
I’ll have more photos from the SummerFest tomorrow.
Some of you know of my camera’s recent trip to the shop to have its shutter problems fixed. I am happy to report it came back home yesterday, and appears to be in full working order. I want to thank all the guest photographers who helped me fill the last two weeks with some awesome photos. I still have two or three yet to post, in fact. But since I took my camera out for a spin yesterday, I figured I’d post one of the photos I took.
Well, four photos, actually. I couldn’t decide on just one. This dog was having the time of his life chasing after a rather large stick in water beside the Jordan Bridge at Pioneer Park. Did you know it’s hard to get a clear photo of a dog splashing around in the water? It is. I gave it my best shot, though.
Click on the thumbnails below to see more of the dog. He’s adorable.