Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A little spring in our step

 As I sit in my hotel room in Minneapolis watching the election results roll in, I have enjoyed going through a few photos I took before I left.  Definitely of the happier variety.
Shane is doing pretty well. Still very weak in his hind end and still has bladder issues. But we have an appointment once I get back to get everything check out.  And the one 'shocking photo' shows just how much weight he needs to gain.  Beau is behind me and in the same position, we are working very hard on getting his weight up.
 We watched Beau, Belle and Smokey for a bit. They all enjoyed playing in the back yard and enjoying the cooler weather.
 I have been playing with my new lens as well.  (Sigma 17-50mm 2.8 EX)
 Cali even joins in to the fun. Even though I would like to think this is how she will play...
 Inevitably, it ends up like this instead...b/c she is the fun police and wants everyone to cower in her presence.

 So we let the diva run by herself
 Of course, even when the good kids play..accidents happen. This is a combination of errors. I turned around in time to realize I was about to get pummeled.  Belle zigged, Smokey zagged, and I dove out of the way snapping at the same time.  SMASH!  (no greyhounds, people or cameras were harmed in the making of this photo)
 Although to my surprise, look who joined in to the action!!!
 Weak butt and all, he had the biggest smile!
 And I was even able to get a shot of Shiloh. She is the oldest and battiest of the pack but she is still my heart dog.
 And I had to laugh the other day, I was on the phone and I looked over to see Cali 'on the computer'.  Her ears were up and she was staring right at the laptop screen.  My screensaver was on, but it definitely looked like she could be surfing the web...or writing her dissertation.


Those Brindle Kids said...

Shane is SO happy to be there with hound buddies! He's so pretty -

houndstooth said...

Shane looks like he's still got quite a bit of get up and go in him! I hope he's entertaining you for a long time to come. Those seniors sure can warm your heart!

gyeong said...

Shane's a real cutie. Can't wait to meet him. Hope you like your new lens. Every household needs a Fun Police.

Heather said...

Awesome shot of the dogs running into you. Sometimes I think they totally forget they have weak bums when they get out there and start playing. What a happy shot of Shane!