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February 2016

New Record!

According to a notification from WordPress today Oshie’s world reached a new record of likes. It is only 38 likes but hey we will take it. Thank you to all who view and like our little blog!

Oshie, Jesse & Nancy

Grass Itches

After rolling around in the dirt and grass Oshie developed an itch. Now that I think about it the fire ants could have been the culprit. With the warm weather we have had lately they have come our of their slumber and are everywhere in our yard. I don’t think that was the case though because I didn’t see any on him and he hasn’t scratched at the same area again. If you have ever been fortunate enough to experience the bite and sting of a fire ant…well then you know how itchy it is.

Enjoy this short series of shots of Oshie mid itch. I recently upgraded my camera to a Canon 7D Mkii and have been experimenting with the amazing 10 frames per second it is capable of shooting. My last camera (Canon T5)was maybe 3 frames per second. This is will be excellent for capturing action shots of Oshie to share on the blog! Enough rambling about Cameras, here’s Oshie!

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He scratches so hard!
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Look at that follow through!
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I often wonder how that does not hurt.

Strange Faces 10

Sun in his eyes and disgusted with the camera man ha-ha.

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Beware of The Beast!

Just a random shot of Oshie on the prowl from my lunch break this fine Friday.

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Oooooo… I think I will go sniff that now.

But lets be real… we all know he is no beast. He may look big and muscular but in reality he is a big baby. The only damage he will do is eat all of your food and licking you until your skin falls off.

That is why we love him!

1000 likes!

Doesn’t seem like a whole lot but I think it is awesome. Thank you to all especially those who have followed the blog from the beginning. I really appreciate it! All the feedback and ideas and kind words have been a great help for this new blogger.

Pet Photography

As someone who is still very much a beginner in photography I am constantly scouring the internet for useful information. YouTube has been an excellent source for learning everything from lighting (still working on that one ha-ha) to all the features of your my camera and more.

I have picked up a few books along the way and subscribed to photography magazines. I am constantly reading and then attempting to recreate what I have read. I don’t really have a specific genre or style of photography that I adhere to at the moment but I would say it is pretty clear that I like to take pictures of Oshie ha-ha. So I was surprised and ecstatic when I came across a post from the Fuji Film WordPress blog.

There are many photography blogs on WordPress that provide me with all kinds of inspiration and knowledge but this was the first post I had seen specifically about pet photography. Below is a description and link to the article. If you are a pet blogger or just like taking pictures of your pets for Instagram or Facebook I would suggest you check it out!

 

Pro photographer John Rourke has put a few tips together that might be fun to try out if you want to get a great shot of your pooch…. some of them might even work on the kids too!

Source: Pet Photography

Come On Mother Nature…

If you remember I recently commented about how wonderful the weather was over the weekend. The temperature was reminiscent of a beautiful spring day. The air felt fresh and there was a nice slow breeze. The sun was shining and for the first time in a while the yard was not a mud pit.

Fast forward to today. While it is still warm outside (something like 74 today), the weather has quickly turned from beautiful to ugly and even downright mean. We have multiple weather warnings for eastern North Carolina ranging from Tornadoes and high winds, to flooding and hail.

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Tuesday evening after a walk. Cloud cover rolling in.

The weather slowly began to change starting Sunday yet it still wasn’t that bad. There was maybe a light drizzle of rain here and there coupled with the sun poking through the clouds. The temperature has stayed warm and the yard for the most part has remained dry. When Oshie and I woke up this morning it was again raining very lightly and the wind which had been non-existent was really starting to gust.

Around 9:00 or 10:00 am the news outlets and radio began to warn of possible tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and sustained wind up to 70 MPH. I am not worried about the rain, wind or even the possible severe weather. In all honesty what I am worried about is my poor pup and how bored he is going to be stuck inside during this crappy weather.

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Oshie is happiest outside no matter what conditions are

Oshie always seems so bored when he is inside. He truly seems to be the happiest when he gets to roam free in the yard. He has seemed even more bored/depressed since Nancy left for Norway and so I have done my best to give him plenty of time outside despite the weather constantly being uncooperative.

So…hopefully this severe weather skirts around us or just doesn’t happen at all. I mean the weather man is wrong quite often.

Come on Mother Nature. Do us a solid and give us another few days of gorgeous weather. Thanks!

 

Strange Faces 9

The weather was gorgeous this weekend! This meant that Oshie would get to spend plenty of time outdoors. Here is a 2 shot series of him deciding to roll in the grass on a slopped part of the yard. The second shot is the strange face. Looks a little like fear face to me ha-ha.

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Oooh dead dry and brown grass is so nice!
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Fear face…why am I still rolling?

Have we learned our lesson learned about rolling around on hills then?

#fearface #goldenretriever

How Am I Doing?

So I have decided that it is for me to take my blogging and photography a bit more seriously. I want to make my site the best I am capable of and that all starts with being pleasing to the eye. I could have the most interesting content in the world but with a terrible layout no one would want to see it.

This brings me to my poll and request for feedback from anyone that views/follows my blog. Please take a moment to let me know what you think and please don’t be afraid to comment. I promise I can take your criticism. I guarantee you I received much worse when I was in the Marine Corps. Thanks in advance! And here is a picture of Oshie just for good measure 🙂

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Ohh hello there!

If you do leave a comment I would appreciate any tips, advice and thoughts about the layout and what you might like to see.

 

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