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Just a few family pics

My auto-focus doesn’t seem to be doing a great job. I would do manual focus for posed shots like these, but my eyes don’t seem to do a great job either. ;P I took some shots on manual the other night that I thought were clear and in focus, took the card out and pulled them up in Photoshop… blurry. Bleh.

You can see Auggie’s butchered coat… I don’t know WHAT they did at the vet. They shaved off the patch for his IV, okay, but there’s a HUGE chunk missing out of his feathering on the side too. It’s like the newbie was in there with the clippers and started going nuts and Doc was like “no, no, the FRONT of the leg.”

If you look close you can also see poor Payton’s owie head… he must have gotten his ears REALLY good with an itchy-scratchy and ripped out a chunk of hair. So his ears are wild and free for a while until things heal, and then we are going to try something else to prevent this from happening again. Probably do the moleskin on the inside of the ears and tie the moleskin together again. Poor Paypay! It doesn’t seem to hurt him at all though, so that’s the good news.

Almost a nice family shot and I didn’t pose this one either.

In November we are getting pro photos done and I’m hoping to have Pepper brought in for them! Then I can have a family photo even if we aren’t all in the same house yet… plus I really want more photos of me and Pepper together.

1 Payton + Auggie agility


I’ve given him some peanut butter in this before and didn’t think much of it, but tonight while watching him chew on it, I suddenly remembered.
That Kong is a hand-me-down.
From Happy.

Disorganized landing. His takeoff is nice but his landings are about 50/50 disorganized like this. I’m not sure if it’s due to his physical limitations or just bad habits…


oh hai. i like a-frame. <3 <3

I LOVE this photo. The photographer actually put together a collage in her sample gallery and used this one (cropped down to just Auggie) as the large background photo and it’s really amazing. I’m thinking about ordering it because I just love it. I know typically people think of agility pics as jumps and going over jumps, but I really like his face and movement in this one.

By the way, he’s staring RIGHT at the aframe. He really would like to off course onto the a-frame if that’s okay. (It’s not okay and he didn’t.)

Puppies in a washtub

The big dog actually got in the tub second but he was SOOOO CUTE.

I love my big baby dog. <3

Auggie was ruining the photos LOL. I had to put him in a sit-stay behind me because every time I said “Auggie come here” the puppy came running.

So I had to crop Auggie out!

The baby puppy is so cute too <3 <3

I dunno if I like this…


Talk Like A Pirate Day


Auggie even gets in on the action a bit… and hates me. First I won’t let him run around and play, now I slap a pirate hat on his head? Really?

I thought Payton could be a pirate for Halloween, and Auggie could be the shark again, and it would be perfect.

Payton got mail!

Payton got a package in the mail from Fetching Tags with his brand new tag inside!!

But first…

Big boy collar??? NO!!

i hates it.

mommy why do I jingle.

please to be taking this off me?

Then we played with his football and he forgot all about it.

Why Kid Flash? Well, Auggie’s registered name is The Flash… and The Flash’s sidekick is Kid Flash… and Payton is Auggie’s sidekick… so it made sense.
Also Kid Flash got the nickname “Impulse” – not by way of a compliment, actually, but by way of warning that he tended to act first and think later. And this is very suitable for Payton, haha! So Kid Flash he is.

This is how my puppy sings

He doesn’t do this much. He did it once the first day he was home and maybe once or twice other than that. I wanted to record it because I think it’s kind of funny how he kind of warbles, LOL, and he wasn’t doing it anymore so I was bummed and thought I missed it.
Well, he did it today when I came home from work and went to go to the bathroom first instead of letting them out. So I set up the camera and then went to go change into my running clothes, and this was the result.

(and yes, I realize it’s pretty much time to change out his crate for the bigger one. Unfortunately that means he won’t be able to sleep in my room anymore because there’s no room for a bigger crate in my room. He doesn’t wake me up in the middle of the night but I kind of like having him in there with me and Auggie… I don’t trust him not to pee in my room in the middle of the night loose though… =<)

I keep watching it and I think it's hysterical. Does that make me a bad dog owner?