Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Yesterday I had a shocker. I was suppose to pick up my crate from the pound. I had left it there when I transported a couple of dogs a week before. But I over slept and didn't get there to pick it up. I was shopping when I got a call from them saying that had something in it that was mine. Small, black, smooched in face. All I could think was Chicklet my maltese/shish tzu got out. As it ended up it was my FIL's pug Buttons. My MIL had died last summer and he said he was too depressed and the dog reminds him of her too much. I am devastated that he took her to the pound and didn't call me. Fortunately the rescue she was adopted from took her back and I got her into a foster home last night. Sigh, just when you think you know people.

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Pictures with Santa today. And the little pit bull puppy that was rescued from the infamous Lucas County dog pound by Planned Pethood's executive director Nikki Morey was there. So I had to get a few pictures of her.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Well it's almost been a year, and I'm getting very picky about what I post. Today I went to Petsmart. My weekend to work, but a couple of people wanted to see my foster dog Ariel, and if it gets her adopted I'll adjust my sleeping schedule. And since I had my camera hanging around my neck, I got roped into taking a few pictures. I had my nifty 50 lens on. I don't use it much, but after today I think I'll be using it much more often. I snapped these of my friend's daughter. She's becoming a little ham when she sees the camera. I converted them to B&W because next month for camera club out assignment is B&W portraits.

Sunday, December 6, 2009


I did Pictures with Santa today. I figure I did 22, with $5 for each going to Planned Pethood A friend had to play Santa for about an hour when my son decided he had developed a severe allergy to the Santa suit and her daughter quickly got over her Santa phobia. She was playing with Santa's hat and glasses when I took this shot


Another picture of the beagle/basset baby, now in rescue. Oh I could have kept this one he was so cute.


Is there anything cuter than a beagle/bassett puppy?

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Oh, have I ever been bad about posting. Well had the flu and it pretty well knocked me down for about 2 weeks. Yesterday I took pictures for Planned Pethood. I took thisk picture of Flop, a black lab mix puppy, that is available for adoption. I told him this was my money shot yesterday. I posted them on Flickr and tag him as a labrador and posted it on a couple of groups. Within 10 minutes his picture had 12 hits. Maybe it will help get him adopted.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Pioneer Woman has a contest today to share you textured photos. Thought I'd give it a try with the one leaf photo I took Monday. Who knows maybe I'll win something. She always has great prizes. I had no idea what I was doing and I had to have my son help me only select the leaf.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


It's been a while since I've been out to take pictures just for the sake of taking pictures. I was going to go to Crane Creek today, but the area back by the lake and boardwalk were closed for hunting season. So I headed over to Maumee Bay State park and Pearson Park. This week's assignment for Digital Photography School was Bokeh. Fall and Bekeh just seem to go together, so I concentrated on taking pictures in that style. While I was walking on the boardwalk at Maumee Bay State park a pair of deer jumped out and ran off right in front of me. About scared the you know what out of me since I was listening to my iPod and had no idea they were there. Fortunately I got a few shots of them before I ran out of room on my CF card.

Monday, October 12, 2009


Planned Pethood had their 2nd annual reunion and I took pictures. The dogs had a blast and no one wanted to sit still for formal portraits, so I just took action shots.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


This old pug, Lucy, came back into Planned Pethood's care. They said it was because of a divorce, although we have our suspicions that she wasn't being care for. She has to be the skinniest pug I've ever seen. Hopefully there is nothing medically wrong with her and it's just due to lack of food. But I was determined to get a good photo of her today so hopefully it will help get her adopted.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


It's Saturday, so I went to the Planned Pethood adoption event and took pictures of the dogs and puppies.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


The Pioneer Woman is a blog I read daily. She's a city girl that married a country boy and they live on a ranch. She's all about the things I love, photography, food, her kids, dogs and husband and finding the finer things in a rural world. She issued a challenge today to photograph something fall-y with bokeh. I'll have to say bokeh is some of my favorite styles and so today I went to Pearson Park of the Toledo Metroparks system The leaves haven't started to change much yet, but I did get a few good shots of in bokeh style. I see their entries for their annual contest are open starting in October. Maybe I'll actually enter a few.


Our summer project for the PC Photography club was to spell out name in pictures. This was my "S". I actually had another, but I loved the bokeh of this shot and change the picture at the last minute.

Monday, September 14, 2009


A rather unique opportunity today. My niece's boyfriend and his family have restored a couple of antique tractors. Today they got together with some others that restore antique tractors and plowed a field. They asked me to come out and take pictures.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


It's a Saturday, so it must be time for a Planned Pethood adoption event. The cute little black and white dog is Lucky. And a lucky boy he is. He was found with a baseball sized hernia that was about to burst. PPI had emergency surgery done on him.

The beagle is Miss Blue. She is the mom of one of our puppies, Kreuger. Miss Blue had impaled herself on some type of metal rod which had to be removed by emergency surgery.


This lovely GSD was a beloved family pet. Her owner went into a nursing home and gave her to some people thinking that they would love her like she did. Well they tied her up outside under a tree. Some neighbors were concerned and called the dog warden. The family said they would turn her over to a rescue group and Planned Pethood agreed. I had Amber at my house for a hour before my husband took her up to Toledo. Good thing I didn't keep her longer, I was in love. She plays ball and even tosses the ball back to you like my foster dog Ariel. Ariel and Amber could have entertained each other for hours.


Been away a while. Working a lot at the paying job. The woman that works opposite me had surgery and then when she was about to come back to work had a death in her family so took some more time off for that. So I've been picking up a couple of extra days of work every 2 weeks. At least it will be nice chunk of change coming in for a few weeks. One morning when I came home from work I saw this spider web on my husband's truck. And with my camera right there I snapped a few pictures of it.

Sunday, August 30, 2009


Admittedly I've been bad taking pictures the last couple of weeks and posting them. The woman that works opposite weeks of me had surgery so I worked a few extra days. Then her mother in law died and they were having the memorial service on the day she was to return, so I'm getting in a few more extra days. So the next couple of checks will look nice a least, but not must chance for anything else. I did get to attend a Planned Pethood event. They had just picked up this cute little guy at the pound and brought him over to get a picture taken. I managed to get this one picture of him on my second try, while he was sitting with the woman that decided to adopt him. The picture was too good not to share.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Sometimes I get really good pictures of dogs and before I get them posted the dogs get adopted and no one gets to see them. Such is the case of these pictures I took today. Alexis the little terrier mix didn't even have a picture posted. A family saw her and she was adopted out by noon. Missy is a dog that came into the program in terrible shape. She was nothing but an oozing sore from head to tail when the Brooks family took her in to foster. Well they couldn't bear adopting her out and she became a member of their family today. Princess the poodle we a repeat visitor at the pound I pull from. The dog warden thought it would be best for Princess to find more responsible owners and she came into our program. Twink the bischon has a couple of good applications and so her adoption is pending.


Went out late at sunset with the dogs to play some ball and take some pictures tonight. Chicklet the little maltese mix let me snap a few and Ariel our foster dog was running around. She wasn't interested in playing ball since we didn't have a yellow tennis ball outside. Scout one of the JRTs posed for me too.