Saturday, February 21, 2009


Most Saturdays I am off work I spend them photographing dogs for Planned Pethood A well groomed pomeranian has to be one of my favorite dogs to photograph and as luck would have it we have one with the rescue right now. Rusty is a 3 yr old that was rescued from an area shelter. What a cutie. Just a ball of fur filled with personality.

Friday, February 20, 2009


A friend of mine told me about the contest that is going on with the Toledo Metro Parks where they are looking for winter photos, so I went to Sidecut and Wildwood and took pictures today. This one that I took at Sidecut along the Maumee river was my favorite.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Well today I thought I'd revisit a picture. This is a picture I took back in 2005. It's also when I decided I might have a real talent for taking pictures of animals. This is Petey, who was then an 8 week old JRT that we were fostering. Petey was quickly adopted out. I had been using this picture of Petey as my thumbnail on Flickr until Tuesday when I took the self portraits. Now today I find out that they are returning Petey to our care. How ironic is that?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Today was mostly spent taking my aunt to the hospital for some tests. I thought that while she was in for the tests I'd be able to sneak away to one of the local metro parks and take some pictures since they are having a winter photography contest going on now. But Ohio weather as it is, didn't cooperate and it was raining. So instead I made a quick trip to Costco to get my prints for photo club that was going on tonight. So I really didn't have an opportunity to take any pictures. But I did enter this photo tonight to rave reviews. This is Brownie who a friend of mine found. He is now a foster dog with Planned Pethood

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Well I kind of got out of the habit of doing this, but today is a fresh start. Tomorrow night is photo club and our project this month is a self portrait. I am not one that likes to be in front of the camera, that's why I took up photography. But I thought I'd give it a try. After a few feeble attempts with my dSLR, I was sitting at the computer and thought about trying Photo Booth. I tried a few of the special effect and found I especially liked the colored pencil one.

Monday, February 9, 2009


I found a bouquet of purple tulips marked down at Walmart. Now I just need to find some yellow, white and red ones.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


Now before anyone tries to tell me that I don't understand, let me tell you I have lived in the area for 50 years. And in my younger years was known to accompany my father on ice fishing expeditions. My father and his brothers even had an ice jalopy. An old car that was stripped down, all that was left was the seats, engine, steering wheel, and windshield. Sides, top, doors and trunk were removed so it was lighter in weight and if it did break through the ice you could get out. He also had icy shanties. But why anyone would go out on the ice after 2 days with above freezing weather, especially when they had to cross over a plywood bridge is beyond me. Well Sheriff Bratton had it right. Idiots. And then the ones that went out again the next day to retrieve the stuff they left, Double idiots. I even heard one say that Sheriff Bratton didn't know anything about ice fishing. Yeah, he does know a lot about it. Like you don't go out when you've had above freezing weather for 2 days and a south wind and you have to cross open water with a plywood bridge. All I can say, thank you ice fishermen for helping to stimulate the economy in northwest Ohio. You have cost the taxpayers a few thousand dollars because of your stupidity besides for risking the lives of the rescue personnel. The next time you have a craving for fish, go to your local super market. The taxpayers of Ottawa county and Lucas county will thank you.


This happened at the local PetSmart on Saturday while we were there having our adoption event. Smart deer. Can't say the same for some of the people that decided to go ice fishing that day.


I needed a puppy fix. There was a litter of lab/golden mixes at the pound and I volunteered to keep them until they could go to the vet for their neuter surgeries. Fortunately a couple of days of puppies reminds me why I really don't like them and it cures me for a few months.


I took this picture of one of the PPI volunteers holding a puppy. Love how the Planned Pethood Volunteer showed up right behind the sleeping puppy. Will probably use it on the website when we update it next month.


I heard that they had been ice boating off shore at a local state park, but on the day I went there they weren't out. So instead I took pictures of the people sledding down the hill.


I'm always checking out Walmart for bouquets of flowers marked down half off. Well I scored a bouquet of pink tulips and took some shots.

Monday, February 2, 2009


I'm back. My hard drive died. And then after they got it going they found another problem and they wanted to do a system analysis to make sure there was nothing else wrong. So I told them to just keep it and fix it since I didn't want to have to take it back and not have it for another week. So I was pretty well computerless for 2 weeks. I did have access to my husband's computer. I got a few pictures done while I was on the hiatus, but not every day. Back to the grind stone this week. I was working last week and on the weeks I work I really don't have much time for things other than sleeping, eating and working. I didn't want to work on the computer loading things onto it when I was under the pressure of time as that tends to be when I hit the wrong button and will erase something I didn't mean to. I'll be posting new pictures shortly.