Serious Airedales Pose in Christmas Sweaters

Maura tried to set up the shot. Josie and Henry were hopeful for the treats she had in her hand.

Erika was bummed when she saw the pictures and she said they weren’t smiling.

It’s true. They weren’t smiling. I’ve seen them smile. Just like getting kids to pose for the Christmas card photo. Doesn’t always turn out like you wish.

 

A Patient St. Bernard

I’d parked and was walking to McWalker Yarns Sunday afternoon to knit. Took a quick snap. Then I turned back to try to get the face of this sweet and patient St Bernard waiting for his or her master.

 

Josie at the DQ Drive-Thru Window

Just in from Ohio – Photo sent by my DIL Erika this afternoon.

Josie the Airedale was wishing it was Starbucks cause she gets a Puppycino (foam in a paper cup)

Not sure if she got a taste of the soft serve ice cream or not.

I thought it was nicely framed. Thanks Erika.

WILLIAM WEGMAN’S DOGS

Mary asked me if there was anything else I wanted to do in the city before I went home to Pittsburgh.  Yes, I wanted to see William Wegman’s Dogs in the 23rd St Subway station.

She’d told me about them before. When I taught photography in high school, Mr. Wegman was one of the students favorite photographers. So after we got off the train at Grand Central, she guided me to the correct  subway to get to see the famous Weimaraners in mosaic.

William Wegman click his name to learn more about his art

After Wegman took the photos for this commission, German mosaic fabricator Mayer of Munich produced the works, meticulously translating all the textures and tones of the gray dogs into gray glass”  Alexander Alexa- 6sqft.com

 

 

 

I am  back in Pittsburgh tonight but had to post these wonderful mosaic dog murals of “Stationary Figures” by William Wegman.

What Does a Dog Think About?

What does a dog think about?

Henry and Josie, the Airedales, were in the driveway when I was getting out of my car the other morning. They looked like they were thinking deeply about something.

Here’s Henry contemplating his shadow.

A dog across the street? The weather? Breakfast?

Let the day begin.


The Airedales Sense A Trip

And they were correct. a car trip was about to begin.

The only thing is they were not going to be included on the drive from Ohio to Pittsburgh.

They saw the luggage.

They felt the excitement.

The kids were putting on shoes and coats and leaving the house. With suitcases and pillows and backpacks.

It was a trick to get them out of the car so we could be on our way today.