Friday, March 2, 2012

Photo Friday: Blaze

Good Friday morning! I sincerely hope everyone took a moment this morning to enjoy the beautiful day because it is about to get ugly. Our dogs thought they were getting a treat this morning when we took them on a short bike ride around the neighborhood. What they don't know is that is the last time they're getting out for an extended period of time today. I'm sure they'll make us pay for their boredom. 

I'm switching it up a bit today and actually writing about next week's Photo Friday challenge. This week's was "inner city" and I had nothing for it but next week's is "blaze" and I have the perfect picture. Say "hi" to Camp MacKall's resident pup:

She has a good story behind her. According to the Captain we were talking with, she was dropped off one day, full of puppies and terrified of everything. It took her months to warm up to anyone enough to be pet. Even today she is easily startled and collapses in a heap of whimpering poochie if she thinks she's going to be hit. I think she is a classic case of owner abuse. She's been at Camp MacKall (an Army training base) for about 3 years I think. She is still terrified of going indoors but otherwise seems to really enjoy people now. She was so intent on getting my pets then she kept nudging my hand when I would pause. 

Camp MacKall was quite possibly the awesomest base I've ever been on. It is an animal haven complete with chickens, goats, sheep, cows, a horse and the fattest pot bellied pig I've ever seen. He was hilarious, I literally busted out laughing when I saw him walking. The best part is, all the soldiers on base love these animals and take time out of their day to take care of them. They've rescued almost all of them and given them a safe and free life. It was really enjoyable to see. 

Wow I got off tangent, sorry. The reason this photo is what I chose for "blaze" is because of the markings on this pup. You see that white line down the middle of her face? That's a blaze, and her's is perfectly solid. Plus she was a sweetheart and this picture was taken with my new 5D which I'm still in love with. 

I  hope you all have a splendid weekend. The hubs and I are off to Asheville for another week of Rosgen training (for me). This time we're bringing our growlers and stopping at the breweries on the way in (no I won't bring a growler to class...though that would make things pretty interesting). Hopefully we'll have better weather and I'll get more pictures while we're there. 

As always, thanks for reading!

Liz DiNatale

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