Thursday, 26 April 2018

The Wandering Camera

I often wander about with my camera, taking odd photos of anything that catches my eye.
Today though I was required to show off the latest pendent. 



The pendent made from the tine of a Red Deer.



I chose an old 5p coin to sit as a cap on the top.


Afterwards I ambled into the back garden to discover three splendid white ladies and a dog.



The three ladies


I opened my eyes, and in surprise
Looked in wonderment
At all that the She-God has made.

So beautiful! 
Everything
Above
and 
Below the skies!


©MRL 6th April 1985





Our one and only Toby asleep in the sunshine at the door of Mrs H's studio.




He awakes on hearing my chuckle and out pops his tongue !





The noble Toby follows me in to the studio and settles down by the easel for more rest, 
for he is now and old man of 90 in dog years and enjoys his sleep.


So do you have any old pets ?




33 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos and beautiful words!

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    1. Many thanks for your appreciation Geraldine.

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  2. That's a very smart pendant. I don't have any pets but my Great Uncle Henry had a very old dog - the first dog I ever knew - and his name was Toby too. Despite his advanced years Toby still tried to chase cats occasionally though he did so very, very slowly!

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    1. Thank you John am glad you liked my pendent design.
      Toby is a popular name for dogs ours used to enjoy chasing our cats when they were in the garden and yet indoors he would keep his distance because they would scratch his nose when he got too close.

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  3. Two cats who will be 8 in July. Not old really (48 in human years), it surprises me that they're no longer kittens. Given their behavior, it would surprise them, too. Toby is immediately lovable.

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    1. Pet behaviour is very different from us humans who mostly tend to be crotchety as we age. Toby came to us when his former owner died about eight years ago and his life style is greatly improved from what it is was.

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  4. Toby is adorable! I like that pendant too. There's a city called Red Deer, Alberta about 2 hours south of Edmonton here, where I live.

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    1. Thank you for your comments Debra. I have heard of Red Deer City before so I think that I shall go and have a Google :)

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  5. We had a Jack Russell called Toby. He was a great ratter and a character like your Toby. I have just posted a blog funnily enough about our beloved Border Collie and canine friend Zeta. Great photos!

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    1. Thank you Dave funnily enough I have just written about how popular the name is for dogs and up pops yourself telling about your Jack Russell. Jack Russell's were originally bred by an Exmoor Vicar of the same name who used them to carry on his saddle when he went hunting and would only put them down when near the quarry. Don't know if that is true but it is a good yarn.

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  6. Toby looks a bit like my Rick!

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    1. Yes, Sue I have often thought that when you show Rick, that there is a likeness however I think Rick is a bit more daring than Toby for he does not and will not get into any water!

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  7. Hi Mel - a good wandering camera ... nope no pets now ... but enjoy others .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Thank you for the comment sHilary.
      I enjoy having a dog and have had several over the years of various breeds and cross breeds too.

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  8. Toby has a lovely coat. I've no pets old or otherwise. Rentals where I live are often not 'pet-friendly', alas.

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    1. Toby's coat is more like a hearth rug, for it is extremely thick and it is a double coat which is probably why
      he prefers the cold weather to the hot.

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  9. Jack L said:
    Very nice pictures ( as usual !! )...great to see a picture of Toby again..! I wonder if he remembers me..?
    The pendent does look nice.
    Our bit of farmland is a treasure trove of wild antlers. I have a large set from our farm, my brother's hunting left-overs, buffalo pieces and bones and skulls of various animals.

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    1. Thanks for the comments Jack.
      Yes, Toby will know you when you next meet him, for unlike us humans dogs remember people by their particular scent.
      Not surprising that you have a big collection of antlers and horns where you live we don't get buffalos over here you know :)

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  10. Nice set of photos. Toby looking like a good dog. Last fall we had to put our dog Daisy down.
    Coffee is on

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    1. Toby is real good pal to all of us and to most of our visitors. He seems to know instantly who is a doggy person and who is not. I know from experience it is an awful wrench when our four legged friends pass over for they give so much of themselves to us. Thank you for commenting.

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  11. I once inherited a lovely and loving old cat. Unfortunately pets do not fit in with my way of life.

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  12. Hello Graham, That must have been a difficult situation to have been in and a pity you could not have passed the cat on to someone more suited.

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  13. Ah, dear Toby. I miss my pooch and would love another. Just a bit hesitant still as the missing is still a bit too strong. Your poem is lovely as are you photos, Mel. I like the craft work!

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    1. Hello Val !
      Thank you for the comments and for showing your sensitive side re loss of pet, I think it is important to share that with people.

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  14. I want a dog! I still miss mine after four years... a huge hole is left in my heart.

    LX

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    1. I can understand your yearning Lettice, so take yourself off to an animal rescue centre because there are lots of dogs looking for new homes.

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    2. Dear Heron, that would be the only place I would go. I am afraid I am so anti these designer ‘dog of the moment’ type breeds. If you love dogs as I do, why would you, maybe, just maybe, run the risk of encouraging puppy farms just to pander to the latest must-have accessory hound? I have made my man promise, no matter how much I whinge and moan we will not succumb to another dog. Would it be fair to be constantly comparing it with our much loved and sadly, sorely missed rescue dog? I think not!

      LX

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    3. Hello Lettice, I can appreciate what you said about designer dogs and puppy farms, for I too do have an abhorrence of them.
      All I can say is that from experience and I have had lots of dogs over the years since I was born, is that each one had its own peculiarities/character just in much the same way as different people. I have enjoyed their company and loyalty. It is rather up to you on what personal traits you display...?

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  15. My Tess (Border Terrier) is 70 in human years and appears very fit. But I know (recent scan) that she has cancer, so her days are numbered. But while she is well then we shall carry on as normal - until the time comes.

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  16. Thank you for contributing to the comments Weaver.
    I know from my own experience that the saddest time with pets, is when we have to make that final decision and how hard it lands on us.

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  17. Just written about our Lucy - wagamama, describes her exactly. She is loving and mischievous and drives us up the wall! Rescue dog of course, but my soul dog Moss left a very deep scar when he died and this aspect of owning several dogs who will die in your lifetime is a consideration.

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    1. Thank you for leaving a comment Thelma.
      Unfortunately we have to realise that our favourite pets have relatively short life spans compared to ours,
      for that is what nature has destined for them.

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  18. Very interesting pendant. The coin was a nice touch!
    No, no pets anymore. But it's nice to see pics of Toby!

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