Saturday, July 31, 2010


I took a 6am flight to JFK. The weather was beautiful so I went to Catalina with mom, Hank & Adam. I think I got the cabana boys in trouble when I asked Sandy where the flags were. She made a call & minutes later the flags were all up.

I never noticed this number carved in the door of one of the owner's cabanas. Shot with the iPhone 4 & processed in Photoshop Mobile.

Sandy hates that I amuse myself by shooting over 50 years of accumulated paint drips. I actually prefer peeling paint & rust but I'm trying to expand my horizons.

I'm not sure why I always like shooting these flags.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Stella & I had special visitors today. Her sister Bretton came over with Barbara & Charlie. The pups look like 2 different breeds but they're both Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers. Stella has an Irish coat & Bretton has an American coat. Eventually they'll both be the same light color.

Bretton is so fluffy & still has all her black tips!


Charlie & Bretton ... so cute!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Backyard Fun!

Stella got to test-drive her new kiddie pool. I figured she'd love to splash around since she does that every time I put down her water bowl ...

... but what she REALLY wanted was to play with the hose. She LOVES getting squirted!

She wasn't too happy after her shower, but posed for a nice pic anyway. I don't understand why she loves getting squirted by the hose but loathes getting squirted by the shower head. It's really the same thing ... but how do you explain that to a puppy? Shot with my iPhone 4 & processed with Photoshop Mobile ... LOVE IT!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Meet the Parents

After work, Stella went to visit her parents, Rosie & Laddie at Laura's house. It's the first time she's seen them since she moved out 2 months ago. I'm pretty sure they knew each other. Adorable!

Friday, July 09, 2010

Fishin' on a work day?

John baits his hook before dawn.

Tools of the trade.


John ties his own flies. This morning he used his Norm's Crystal Schminnow on his fly rod.

8 pelicans! It's funny how they fly equidistant from each other.

John & Kent ... or Home Depot & Ace.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Neighborhood Dog Walk

Renee & Tory came by to see if Stella & I wanted to join them in an evening walk. There was a beautiful sunset! We planned to practice the stuff Stella has been learning with the dog trainer.

Simon says, "sit."

"Turn to the left" ... Hey I didn't say "Simon says!"
By the middle of our walk we were joined by Suzy-Q, Holly & Charlie. All of the pups enjoyed a little playtime.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Before & After

Since I knew Stella would lose her black tips with her first grooming, I had to shoot before & after photos.

A few minutes after Rob shot this pic, Stella bit my lip & blood started gushing. He got a good shot but it's a little too gory to post.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Day of Beauty

Today Stella turned 4 months old & what better way to celebrate than to get her first haircut!

She was a little apprehensive at first when Lorie tried to introduce her to the clippers.

Lots of pretty ribbons.

Poor Stella! All sudsy, but adorable.

In the drying crate ... so many new experiences.

Tools of the trade.

Finishing up the cut. Stella looks pretty happy! That's obviously not her fur on the floor. A Standard Poodle was groomed first.

So cute with her new bandana & fluffiness!

Friday, July 02, 2010

Stella & the Windshield Wipers

On the way home from the vet today it started to rain. When I turned on the wipers, Stella went crazy! She barked, turned on my hazard lights & shifted me into neutral. I waited until we got home to reenact the incident for this video. Too funny!

New Friends

Stella & I both made a new friend. Julie wants to get a pup (or 2) so I told her she had to meet Stella. I think they like each other!