The ladies are back on the carousel for the month of June and this month, our creative challenge is “everyday stories”. Its a GREAT topic because it can be illustrated in so many different ways. I decided that I wanted to do a “day in the life” type of project about one of my dogs – our golden retriever Cooper. When I told my son the subject I chose, he said “what, are you going to take pictures of him sleeping all day”…he had a point – Cooper is 8 1/2 now, and tends to spend MOST of his life asleep. Well, he wakes up long enough to move to a new sleeping spot, or if I move to a new room, he follows, and promptly falls asleep.
Working from home, I tend to be the pack leader for both of my dogs. But Cooper takes things to a whole new level – honestly, if he was a human, I would absolutely need to have taken out a restraining order on him long ago – he is beyond obsessed with me. I don’t say that to show off or anything, because it gets PRETTY annoying at times. But, he is a goofy, dorky, loveable dum dum (if you have a golden, you totally know what I am talking about!) and I love him to pieces.
So a day in the life of Cooper wasn’t going to be all that exciting to I decided to just photograph him doing on of the few active things he does in his life – play in the yard.
First up, the wait to get outside. I have two dogs (Cali will get her own feature sometime soon) and heading outside is a HUGE deal for them. We have to make them pause at the door, for the safety of our feet and the structural integrity of the sliding screen door (which has been taken off its tracks many many times by these goofballs). Being a retriever, Cooper always has his “ball” in his mouth (every single toy is called “ball” for him LOL) and we LOVE how he carries this disc around. Tres cute!
Next, its rabbit/varmit hunting – simply whisper excitedly “where’s the rabbit” and off we go! (we have tons of rascally wabbits in the yard and apparently the raspberry patch is a popular spot to run and hide in. While the dogs know it, they are definitely not fast enough to follow through…most of the time LOL).
If I ever need to do any REAL gardening with the hose, I have to lock the dogs up in the house (and listen to them squealing to get outside) because their most FAVOURITE thing to do is attack the water!
Next up, the very satisfying roll in the grass and dirt after getting wet, and grunting like a little piggy
Believe me when I tell you, all that activity for the lazy old boy led to extreme napping for the rest of the day!
Next up in the carousel is Dawn Sela, Child and Family Beach Photographer in the Hamptons NY. - I am VERY excited to check our her unqiue take on the theme of “everyday stories”. Click HERE to go to her entry and follow the link at the end of hers for the next and so on.