Archive for November, 2012

29
Nov

Dog Humor

   Posted by: John    in Fun Stuff

Different Labs

7
Nov

Lily

   Posted by: John    in Lily

So the family decided that Dad needed a dog.  At some point Crystal is going to move out and take her dog with her.  I don’t mind saying that her dog Baby has been a lot of fun.  I guess they thought I would get all depressed and moody or something.  So they made arrangements Saturday afternoon to go look at another Pomeranian puppy.  Story cut short, I now have a beautiful 7 month old doggie.  Her name is Lily.  Poor thing had been living in a garage for the past few months.  I am sure she was not abused, but she has been somewhat neglected.  Here she is.

Lily

This was taken the night we got her.  She was all wound up, but I managed to get her to sit still for a couple minutes.

All fuzzy, before getting groomed

She had some bad fur mats in spots and she needed a good grooming.  We decided to have it done since it was so bad I could not brush her well.  Between some supplies and grooming, Petco managed to collect about $150 this week.  But she looks so much better now!

Lily all trimmed up

What a cutie!

At least I can comb through her fur now and keep her fluffy! 

Of course, Baby is a little jealous.  She is Crystal’s dog, but she thinks she is mine as well.  Naturally, Lily is competition to her and it makes things a little interesting at times.  I think it will be fine after a couple weeks though.  Baby is a little bigger, but she is also 2 years old and she is part something else beside Pomeranian.  Both dogs are very good natured and are pretty easy to work with.

Baby

Baby also isn’t fluffy, except for the first few hours after a bath!

7
Nov

Long Range Squirrel

   Posted by: John    in Pictures

I finally made it out to the park with the big telephoto lens today.  Just for a few minutes.  I was looking for a critter to shoot from long range.  I didn’t see much for birds, but there was a squirrel in a tree about 100 yards away.  I ran the lens clear out to 500mm and took a few shots.  They turned out real good.  No filters…I found that they make the image fuzzy.  You have to click on the picture and load it full size to see it well.  He blended in with the tree remarkably well.

ISO-400, f/6.7, 1/160 sec, 500mm

ISO-400, f/6.7, 1/160 sec, 500mm

These are not good shots for content, but I am pretty impressed that the images are nice and clear at that distance.