12 Jan 2007, Comments Off on Friday Dogblogging

Friday Dogblogging

Author: Helen

Who’s a pretty girl then?

Here’s Maggie’s typical evening (Please feed me!) stance next to the kitchen.

Look at the the front feet. They look like they’re floating some inches from the floor. If I was a visual artist and I’d done a detailed pencil drawing, you would think I’d got the perspective all wrong. But it’s a photograph. Her back legs just go all boneless like that when she sits, and splay forward.

I was suspicious when we first got her, thinking she’d be in for some kind of hip dysplasia or spinal weakness, but she has a powerful back end. She’s just a very loosey-goosey dog.

Here’s another picture of her looking rather wicked after a swim at Phillip Island. She’s probably just eaten a gull or something.

Comments (0)

  • Is that Queensland Brush Box?

  • Helen says:

    Hmmm, no; The brush box was redder. This is messmate, and we got it from Industrial Salvage in Newport. The Brush Box was surely beautiful though, it was an agonising choice.

    For those that might be replacing floors at some time in the future, Industrial Salvage and Shiver Me Timers sell recycled timber. Not only are they guilt free, but they’re beautiful (if you don’t mind flaws, knots and sanded-down nail marks, which I view as a bonus) but they have a sense of history. I don’t know where ours came from exactly, though.

  • its pretty red-dy for messmate. When I was living in the bush we thought of messmate as a shitty wood – mainly based on trying to burn it in an open fire. Nice to see it comes up well on a floor. Is it very dense and hard?

    I’ve got Qld Brush Box on my floors. It’s so hard you can bang it with a hammer when it’s raw and not even see the mark. Nowdays I’d prefer carpet.

  • Helen says:

    It’s more of a golden colour but photography distorts colour, unless you know exactly what you’re doing, and I don’t.

    It is very hard. It stands up to Maggie’s Hanna-Barbera way of moving. There is a lot of claw scrabbling going on when things get hectic, but the messmate is fine.

  • Alison says:

    Ya, that smile says ‘you did no see me eat a seagull…’

  • Helen says:

    Alison, this is cute, clever, beautiful and tragic, just like you said.

  • Bernice says:

    Me thinks that smile is after eating something really foul, smelly, probably body product, undoubtedly dead, and then finished with a good roll…just before the long drive home in the car.

  • Helen says:

    Hmm, you people do know dogs, don’t you?!

  • TimT says:

    There’s a cat in our neighbourhood that sits like that. I’ve walked past it several times, with its back against the palings of a fence, in couch-potato position – I half expect to see a can of Fosters and a remote control in either of its paws, the resemblance is that uncanny.

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