Only a Dog
She’s waits for me to respond From the comfort of an easy chair Where I could speak to her in complete sentences, Wave my hand Or, sing a top-40 song, For she’s only a dog With high expectations And direct knowledge of where The biscuits are kept. Finally, one shrill bark breaks the silence And…
Our rescue dog Leo was named Ivan by the shelter where he was captive. We’ve had him for three years and until recently called him Ivan. But by pure accident I said “Leo” one day and Ivan’s head shot up in recognition. Now he responds in a positive mode to “Leo” and has taken to…
Our rescue dog Ivan and Barney, a former foster dog adopted by my daughter, were reunited this week for a few days. During the foster period in the summer of 2020, Barney became part of our household pack that included Ivan as well as Molly and Teddy, our veteran rescue dogs. In this shot the…
The Oversized Tail
When I walk Ivan, some people stop to comment on his very, very long tail. Really? He uses his tail to bring leaves into the house.
Nothing Like a Good Breeze
Some dogs dig up ground cover while Ivan lays on it. Here he sniffs an ocean breeze. Amazingly, the ground cover recovers when he leaves. The real issue, however, is that he misses his two partners. He perks up when they become a pack again.
Our rescue dog Ivan is comfortable with sofas covered with quilts after life on the streets and in shelter cages.
Big Dog Waiting…
It is difficult for a giant dog like a great dane to blend in with the crowd in downtown Carmel. This guy looks like he’d rather be somewhere else.
Tough to Photograph, Easy to Love
Ivan, our mixed breed rescue dog, has now been with us for two years–he’s about 3.5 years old. He’s tough to photograph with a black tongue (the chow chow part) and a combination of light colored fur with some dark areas. Of course, like most dogs he doesn’t pose. Took this shot yesterday after a…
The Sleeping Dog…
Let’s start off the work week with a sleeping dog (Ivan). To me this is a photo of relaxation, well earned after a high altitude hike.