Danger Dogs

We spent Labor Day quietly. Both son and daughter-in-law were working, and The Granddaughter had her own friends over. At 16, they have their own social lives, and probably that’s the way it ought to be. So youngest generation had their own barbecue and they would have cooked for the Old People, but it was too early for me and Garry. I cooked our food later. No problem.

Terriers on duty. Nan and Bonnie stand guard.

Without communal festivities, I was left with time on my hand. It was a nice day. Too nice to not least venture outside and give my camera a bit of exercise. I decided, against all logic and reason, to try getting some pictures of the dogs.

Bishop on guard!

You’d think, with four dogs I’d be able to catch a few good pictures, but my dogs have a sixth sense. The moment I turn the camera on, they are all over me, licking and jumping. If they would stay back far enough so I could at least focus, I might get a few pictures that look like dogs, but all I get are nose smudges as they press their big black noses against the front of the lens or  great shots of the rear ends of the retreating canines.

Nan guards house and home.

And people ask me why I use a filter to protect my lens! Welcome to my world.

Bonnie the Bold

With nothing to lose, I tried something new: shooting through the front gate.

See our dangerous dogs? Beware. Do not carry hamburgers in the presence of canines!

Meet our pack of Dangerous Dogs, shown here in their natural habitat. If their obvious fierceness fails to intimidate you, be careful. You never know what they’ll do if they smell cheeseburger on your breath.

Categories: Animals, Humor, Photography

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10 replies

  1. I have often heard that animals and children are the hardest to photograph. Is it their attention span? LOL:>) Love the pictures…at least we got a ‘peek’ at the dangerous dogs and a clear muzzle shot of Bonnie the Bold.


  2. I **LOVE** the ‘danger dog’ pictures. They remind me of ‘the usual suspects’ we used to chase with camera and mike (vaudeville duo?) when I was working. The juxtaposition of montages IS equal to pure cinema here. I think Bonnie is calling her agent about talent fees on this one.


    • I remember the idiot FedEx guy who was sure the dogs were about to eat him. I think he castrated himself trying to vault the fence. I hope he did. That way he won’t be able to reproduce.


  3. All the dog pictures are wonderful, but I especially love the one of Bonnie. She looks puzzled.


  4. Marilyn this is one very funny collection of doggie photos. I woke up laughing after seeing the first one with this huge BEWARE with the tiny doggie peeking through the slats. I love the story behind your attempt at photographing the excited doggies as well.


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