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Wed Mar 31, 2021, 12:23 PM

Our dog Shadow

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Reply Our dog Shadow (Original post)
George McGovern Mar 31 OP
nocoincidences Mar 31 #1
George McGovern Mar 31 #3
The Roux Comes First Mar 31 #2
George McGovern Mar 31 #5
Duppers Mar 31 #8
George McGovern Mar 31 #15
Duppers Mar 31 #23
George McGovern Mar 31 #24
The Roux Comes First Apr 3 #25
George McGovern Apr 3 #26
The Roux Comes First Apr 4 #27
George McGovern Apr 4 #28
Bayard Mar 31 #4
George McGovern Mar 31 #6
Diamond_Dog Mar 31 #7
George McGovern Mar 31 #9
Diamond_Dog Mar 31 #10
George McGovern Mar 31 #12
Diamond_Dog Mar 31 #14
George McGovern Mar 31 #16
Diamond_Dog Mar 31 #17
George McGovern Mar 31 #18
Diamond_Dog Mar 31 #19
George McGovern Mar 31 #20
Diamond_Dog Mar 31 #21
George McGovern Mar 31 #22
niyad Mar 31 #11
George McGovern Mar 31 #13

Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 12:27 PM

1. What a beauty!

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Response to nocoincidences (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 12:31 PM

3. Thank You nocoincidences!

I like your username: I do not believe in coincidence.

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Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 12:29 PM

2. Photo and Dog Are Both Eye-candy!

Do I detect a bit of Aussie Heeler in the mix?

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Response to The Roux Comes First (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 12:36 PM

5. Thank You The Roux Comes First!

You are a good detector — she is mostly Border Collie and Blue Heeler. She likes to "herd" our horses, only not usually where we want them to go. We adopted Shadow at six weeks old. She was part of litter of ten puppies, born in a barn unattended, until the rescue folks found them.

Are you a dog person?

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 01:08 PM

8. Wow, a B.C. & Heeler mix!!

She must be very intelligent!

Our very tall B.C. was a very smart gal.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 02:29 PM

15. Thank You Duppers!

She IS intelligent Duppers. Too smart for her own good (and ours) sometimes!

Do you have a photo of your Border Collie?

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 06:51 PM

23. George, I'm looking.

And will post when I find a pic of her. Thank you for asking.



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Response to Duppers (Reply #23)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 07:00 PM

24. Good Deal!

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 05:20 PM

25. Yes, I Am a Bona Fide Dog Person

As are both offspring! Son's Red Heeler is getting on in age, but used to be a great hiking companion. Daughter had to replace her Blue Heeler recently.

Bouncing back from demise (old age) of our mom-and-daughter cocker spaniel duo, we adopted Louise, reportedly a dachshund/King Charles mix, mostly white with turquoise eyes.

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Response to The Roux Comes First (Reply #25)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 05:53 PM

26. That's great, The Roux Comes First!

One of the very hardest trials we muddle through is the death of a dearly beloved pet animal.

But you are bouncing back! Adoption is the best way to give new life to dogs, cats, etc. and to oneself by loving them. Dachshund/King Charles mix is intriguing - would you consider posting a photo or two of Louise?

Thank You!

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Response to The Roux Comes First (Reply #27)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 12:00 PM

28. It worked. Quick kludge successful.

I sent you a DU mail PM. To see what Louise looked like in the Pets group, I posted your first photo from the three above. I hope that was okay. Post is titled "Louise adopted by The Roux Comes First." Please tell me if that was not okay.

Thanks

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Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 12:32 PM

4. She is gorgeous!

Great shot!

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Response to Bayard (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 12:40 PM

6. Thanks Bayard! I appreciated your PM.

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Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 12:55 PM

7. Just lovely.

You have a gift for capturing the essence of an animal... I really enjoy all your photos.

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 01:47 PM

9. Thanks so much Diamond_Dog.

Last edited Sat Apr 3, 2021, 05:53 PM - Edit history (1)

It's very gratifying to read your response. It's why I take pictures — to bring a little happiness, beauty into the world. Animals possess an essence that is very real and there to see and hear if only we are attentive.

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 01:50 PM

10. You are so right!

I can see you “get it” from your wonderful animal photo portraits.

They really do enrich our lives so much. I feel sorry for anyone incapable of loving animals.

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 02:06 PM

12. Agreed Diamond_Dog. And thank you!

Yes, because anyone who can't or just doesn't love animals is missing out on a big blessing in their lives.

If you have mentioned animals in your life here I don't remember; but, do you have a pet(s)?

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 02:18 PM

14. Yes.

This is my Sophie and this is the very first picture I ever posted on DU.






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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #14)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 02:33 PM

16. Oh My Gracious. She (?) is a very pretty dog.

You chose a beautiful picture for your first ever posting. The shading on the right side of her face emphasizes the honesty in her left eye. Please, post more of her.

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #16)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 02:50 PM

17. My goodness, thank you.

I am truly flattered someone as talented as yourself would pay me such a compliment!

I could post dozens more! But here are a couple of my favorites...





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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #17)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 03:17 PM

18. Awww, you're so sweet.

Sophie has kind eyes. As if she'll do anything you ask just to please you, knowing you'll reward her. Verbally, and likely with a treat.

I love your top picture, side portraits are real neat to look at. Appeaing. The bottom photo is really neat, I think. Sophie curled up with the black lines crossing her body, which makes her "stand out.." I can see why these are two of your favorites!

I'm glad you feel flattered, Diamond_Dog, although I don't consider myself particular talented: just that I've been taking pictures for more than thirty years and sooner or later I was bound to learn something. I am humbled when someone sees and likes one of my photos. I've been blessed with the ability to "see" a scene and what it'll likely look like as a picture in my head before clicking the shutter. I am happy to pay you compliment; I hope it reinforces your own gift for sharing Sophie with the rest of us.

Thank you, D_D - hope to see more of your dear Sophie.

Allan

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #18)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 03:41 PM

19. You are too kind!

You noticed the “kind eyes” that is the trait of a Labrador Retriever. Thank you for your encouraging comments.

No matter the source, your talent is evident in abundance with your animal portraits. I have enjoyed each and every one.

Shadow’s fur is so beautiful. He (or she) would be fun to do a painting of. He looks like a painting already! I love how you captured his head turned, which is much more visually interesting than looking straight on. And his intense gaze... What a shot!

Looking forward to more of your photos!

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #19)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 04:25 PM

20. You're welcome!

Shadow is in fact a "she." Thank You - she's been a major blessing her whole 3 1/2 years.

Do you take pictures with a cell phone or a camera? Please, keep it up.

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #20)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 05:18 PM

21. Probably 90% with my Ipad

I have a Nikon camera but the IPad is easier to carry around, plus I’m lazy.

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #21)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 05:42 PM

22. Ha Ha, yeah I know about lazy. iPad does an amazing job with pictures.

Plus it's a heckuva lot handier than a camera! Thanks!

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Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 01:58 PM

11. She is a real beauty. This almost looks like a painting!

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Response to niyad (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 02:06 PM

13. Thank You niyad! Got a good camera.

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