2 Dec 2011, Comments (5)

Friday Dogblogging – not glamour photography

Author: Helen

Dogblogs have been scarce for a while, and one of the reasons is it’s so difficult to get a good picture of Maggie. That is, photographs which actually make her look like she looks like, if you get my drift.

The other reason is that I’m a lazy person and the actual camera has stood on a shelf with its batteries flat since I started taking photos with my phone exclusively. So I deserve what I get, really.

Would you adopt this dog? This shows her beautiful coat and lovely Rottie feet, but oy, the eyes. The eyes! This is completely the camera phone’s fault, but she looks as if she needs the exorcist.

Maggie, photographed with camera phone. Eyes did not come up well. Looks like she needs the exorcist.
Keep away! The sow is mine!!

This is another really poor phone picture- sweet, though. Unlike Ollie, Maggie’s a good dog who never gets on beds, but this mattress was on the floor for a kid sleepover. Loooxury!

Maggie on a mattress. Looxury!

One of the hazards of being a dog is that your owner will try to make you wear clothes.

Oh, the indignity.

Maggie wearing a white scarf

Do you see the little line of fur, like a seam, down the centre of her nose? It’s her distinguishing mark. The vet pointed it out, admiringly, when we took her from the Lost Dogs, as if we needed any more reason to love her.

Melissa McEwen’s Zelda reminds me very much of Maggie, with a bit more rottie in there. I can’t see very clearly but it looks as though Zelda might have a little line down her nose, too. They certainly have the same ears!

There’s a certain look of simple openness and goodwill which beams out of Maggie, which I find it hard to capture with a photo. I think it’s because she distrusts having things pointed at her, and her face closes somehow.

Here’s Maggie and Ollie in the corridor. Quite a bad photo again, but I like the way it shows how they love to hang out together.

Ollie and Maggie hanging in the corridor in a patch of sun

Another bad photo of a lovely picture. Maggie and Ollie, sitting in a tree. (No, not literally.) Awwwww.

Maggie kissing Ollie's face

Now I’d better go and show those two some love.

Comments (5) »

  • Liliana says:


  • boynton says:

    ‘simple openness and goodwill’. I love dogs that have that quality. I have to go back a few dogs to remember those vibes without the added baggage 😉
    Maggie looks beautiful.

  • Helen says:

    Daughter reckons they are plotting in the second last picture

  • Ann O'Dyne says:

    open any image on your computer with Microsoft 2010 by highlighting it then click on File and choosing from the dropdown box.
    You know this.

    then click on ‘Picture’ and from the dropdown ‘red eye removal’ and voila – beautiful sweet loyal dog.
    Don’t diss the dog.

  • Helen says:

    I would never diss the dog, Annie. Only the camera phone.

    Currently reading “The Ballroom” by Dolores San Miguel, in which you’re featured.

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