Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The dog days of summer ~ 2010

How dare this oppressive summer heat interfere with our daily routine. The nerve. It was so hot last evening that Smooch and I were forced to cancel our walk. Instead, we hung out in my room, where the light was picture-perfect.



Even indoors, Smooch takes her role as ranch security very seriously.



Heaven forbid something should happen outside without her knowing about it.



Smooch, it's okay to relax once in awhile, really it is.


That's better. We'll work on getting you to close your eyes another time.

Post processing: 1. PW's Boost action at 47%; 2. MCP's High Definition Sharpening action at 75%

29 comments:

  1. WOW, what fantastic pictures of Smooch ... she's such a pretty girl and so serious about her ranch duties!

    I can relate to the oppressive heat ... being house bound sucks!

    By the way, I really like your quilt.

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  2. Hopefully, Smooch is on guard against real things. Ours go ballistic over nothing. We let them out and they stand there, barking, looking around for something (anything) to bark at.

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  3. Oh how I love quilts! I have about six, and only one bed, so I rotate them. I wish I had 7 bedrooms and a quilt on every single bed!
    Oh, sorry Smooch you look very good too!

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  4. She's just so gorgeous. Kiss her for us, will ya? :)

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  5. Very good pictures. I love the softness of Smooch's tones and the light filtering in.
    Look at her eyes watching you. Reminds of the saying "Help me be the person my dog thinks I am".

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  6. Smooch is looking very professional in her role as guard dog. She's such a beautiful girl, no wonder her pictures are...well, picture perfect!

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  7. Now that is my kind of house alarm...one that provides cuddles, helps hold down the bed ;-) I am sorry it is too hot in your part of the country....the summer has been so cool here :-( Please send a few of your hot degrees, k?
    signed
    Theresa in Alberta

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  8. What a wonderful friend......

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  9. Nancy in NC7/21/10, 6:46 AM

    Great pictures - again! I love what Brenda said - man, if I were that person, I'd be great. Oh well, keep on trying...

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  10. Smooch is right to be vigilant. There are bunnies everywhere.

    What are her thoughts on the Chicks?

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  11. Smooch looks like she has ALOT to say! If only she could. Or maybe that's a good thing??!!

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  12. Lovely photos. Sometimes I feel like you dog... unable to relax!

    Cabin Fever in Vermont

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  13. Soooo cute. Love that last picture. Comfy and content.

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  14. Ha, a boogie man alarm that you can snuggle. Perfect!

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  15. She is adorable. Your animals all have so much personality but it's because you interact with them, you treat them with respect and it shows. Boy golly does it show!

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  16. Smooch sure is a beautiful guard dog! It's nice to have one that knows how to snuggle too. :)

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  17. Atta girl Smooch. Your mom just doesn't understand the pressure you are under to stay ever vigilant, stalwart. She may be the money/brains behind the ranch but any four-legged knows who is really in charge of the integrity of the perimeter. You, my dear.

    Carry on.

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  18. "But Mom, I have work to do!!"

    (Oh, dear! My WV is impudent - I kid you not!)

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  19. Our neighbor's dog looks a lot like Smooch but is nowhere near as well loved. She's let her out all alone in a yard surrounded by busy streets and expected to survive. Yesterday, I spoke with her person without taking his head off. I hope he got the message.

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  20. I hope you're going to label all these posts that you manipulate tne pictures in w/ the Photoshop label. Someday I'm going to splurge and buy PS, and then I'm going to spend time going back through all your pictures that you've "improved" for helpful hints and tricks!

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  21. what a joy to find your site. i have (in a small way) done what you have done- leaving family and friends to move to kentucky. your photos and narratives are just delightful- journey on !!

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  22. I think Smooch needs a vacation! She can come to my house.

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  23. Smooch is very statuesque. Tell her she is far to regal to be living on a ranch in the NM desert...lol...just kidding! : )

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  24. georgie and gordy7/21/10, 6:52 PM

    Looks like Smooch is not only a good security guard but also quite photogenic. Love her eyes, our white dog has intense golden brown eyes like that. Sometimes it feels like he is trying to hypnotize me.
    "you will get me a treat..you will get me a treat"

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  25. I love those golden eyes...

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  26. Great photos!

    Good thing, Smooch is always on duty....to let you know when rattlers are around. gah!

    ~Lisa

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  27. With antenna ears like that I would imagine it's tough to turn them off! Smooch is one lucky dog.

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  28. Smooch is such a sweetie and SO photogenic :)

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