I went out this morning with a camera that I got late last year and have barely, between being sick early in the year and homebound right now, been able to use at all. It’s a handheld Panasonic, with a 10x zoom and an oversized sensor.
I have to say, I’m somewhat disappointed at the quality, at least at the long end of the zoom. It was super-bright outside, and I had exposure bracketing on, and it has optical image stabilization, so I should have had at least some pictures that were sharp, even if they were the dark ones. I got almost nothing sharp. I’ll have to spend some more time with it, and see if I was just screwing things up myself.
Anyway, I did run across this cutie, and he’s the first basenji we’ve had since forever.
I wonder if they’re all that spotty under their coats?
Another mystery. How did I not post Toby when I first took his picture, a couple years ago, when he was 4 months old? He has a lovely instagram page, too, which you should totally check out.
He was an Airbnb pup, back when I was working in that building.
I ran into him again under a table during lunch. He was picking up crumbs.
He had a lot of friends, too. Not shown here was a Lab puppy that he’s looking at.
I went out and was very careful to maintain my social distance in a dog park a couple days ago. This weekend I’m going to do it again, only this time I’m going to remember to bring the camera with the zoom lens.
Fortunately, Marlowe (5 months old) was happy to come close enough to show off his ridiculous ears. They go floop floop floop when he walks, and FLOOPFLOOPFLOOPFLOOPFLOOP when he runs. I can’t imagine what the ACD is mixed with, but I’d love to spend a bunch more time with him trying to figure it out.
No captions and no hovertext today. There’s just too much cute in there. I can’t handle it.
This fellow’s name is not, in fact, Jones. Or, at least, if it is, it’s quite a coincidence.
I am not sure what he is. Maybe a Lab mix, but also maybe some kind of German pointer mix? Anyone have any ideas?
Poor pup seems to still be a bit freaked out by people wearing masks.
Okay, some people would say that this was brunch and not dessert. And I say, ‘this is DESSERT for BRUNCH’. Nyah.
Unfortunately, it frankly just wasn’t all that good dessert for brunch. Some of Brioche Bakery’s stuff is quite good, including their sandwiches, salads, egg dishes, and macarons. But this was just average French toast. Texture, meh. Taste, well, it tasted like French toast. With berries. And, to be fair, real maple syrup. And the whipped cream was clearly homemade and fresh, since it had half deflated by the time it got to me, literally less than 20 minutes after I ordered and less than 10 minutes after it was picked up. But overall, meh. 2 out of 5. ‘Fine if there’s nothing else to eat.’
I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT I NEVER POSTED THIS PICTURE! 11 weeks old, and so. Damn. Cute!
He was so good at posing and keeping still. At age 11 weeks!
I dogsat quite some time ago for Horacio and his younger sister, and posted a picture of them a while back. Well, here’s another pic of Horacio, doing what he does best: yawning, and sticking out his tongue much farther than any tongue has a right to stick.
I know they’re wider, but I’m not sure I’ve seen even a Great Dane tongue that was longer.
I ran across Lilac (3) last week. She looks terribly vicious, doesn’t she?
Lilac is a complete sweetheart. The muzzle is because she has a leeeeeettle bit of aggression issues against other dogs, but only when she’s on leash.
Someday soon I will pet this dog. Oh yes.
I ran out this afternoon to pick up a package, and ran into a few pups. This one is Rocket, a one year old Formosan mountain dog who was rescued from the streets of Taiwan.
Black dogs are murder to photograph in the sun, but this didn’t come out too badly.
For a pup raised on the streets, she sure is a friendly sort. She was almost as frustrated as I was that I couldn’t pet her.