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.
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.
Henry the Airedale sat serenely while Maura jumped around outside for a few minutes. She shed her coat. I had on wool socks, wool sweater, down vest and wool hat. I could hear my mother in my head, warning me about pneumonia weather or catching a chill. Maura thought that the sun being out and her running around made it an early Spring. She kept her hat on her head. Then put her coat back on. Brrrr. My hands were cold when I got inside.
Henry just sat there, taking in the fresh cool air. No “sit” or “stay”command given.
And no, I did NOT knit her hat.
The boys run the Airedales on the front yard at their other grandmother’s home. Hardy, Virginia. Chilly but beautiful outside.
Beloved. The Weekly Photo Challenge.
Murphy. The Airedale Terrier. A member of the family. Missed by all. RIP.
The grandchildren have grown up significantly since these photos were taken in June 2012.
Murphy the Airedale – A Family’s Best FriendRest in Peace beloved Murphy
Exuberant, energetic and humorous.
The dogs, that is! They were even excited there was a layer of snow outside.
How did we get their attention toward the lens for this photo?
My son put two dog treats on top of my head!
Henry on the left Josie on the right
you can see them eyeing those treats on my head. The kids thought it was pretty funny, too
(And not to forget the grandkids Jack Anna Maura and Michael). A merry Christmas Eve.
A new favorite for the end of 2017
at Bleecker & Christopher Street and a SUBWAY mosaic
SUNDAY AFTERNOON- I photographed the dogs as a we waited on the corner for the family to return from visiting the Statue of Liberty.
ALTHOUGH back in the Burgh tonight, I’m posting a few more NYC photos.
Hemingway is the three year old Airedale.
I’d taken a subway mosaic at 42nd Street Station of am Airedale.
From the archives
Columbus Zoo Tiger though the window
Clintonville OH Kitten seen on a walk
Bees at Columbus Zoo
Columbus OH Zoo.This is the same tiger as is the first photo but a zoo goer’s shirt is reflected in the window
Rocking Horse in Garfield on Penn Ave.
Photographed through the sliding glass window in Columbus OH
Pittsburgh Aquarium at Celeste and Shawn’s Wedding