Danudin's 2010 VPW Blog

Themed Photographs 2010

The Tail, With Julie’s Help

Posted by danudin on April 30, 2010

Something about me must be quite appealing to dogs, no Tammy not the aroma, but I seem to meet dogs with the most interesting of characterrs, like TERROR. Yesterday I explained how I took my camera to my lesson, knowing that there would be sky divers landing nearby. And no, that is not the Terror (although it would be for me). Well prior to the first jump, I got talking to a bloke, who’s dog TERROR (a large Mastiff, Great Dane, Ridgeback +?+? cross) was always checking out the skydivers in the sky from where they live, so he thought he would bring the dog down to check it’s reactions – Up Close!

I sat behind Terror as three Tandem Skydivers landed and snapped his view, which was rivetted on the parachutes. Talk about alert, the first two series shots show Terror’s reaction when they came into the prevailing wind, but check out the third series to see his reaction when the last one came in from a different direction! After the last landed he went out and checked the sky to see if there were any more, god knows where he thought they came from. Now this is one of the most placid dogs I have ever come across. Who willingly accepted patting from the hundreds of people who passed, with equanimity, as if it was his right to be the centre of attention.

Now I was watching Terror’s eyes as I do with all unfamiliar animals and there was never a threat there, but he could take it or leave it, there was so much else going on, until two sisters came up for a pat, the Big one might have benn 4 years old and as brave as Hercules, the smaller one wasn’t as big or as brave. She would only touch the hind leg, (Those Teeth Looked Enormous) Terror’s Eyes went all buttery when the girls were patting him, and so dismayed when the youngest one ran off, she tried though, coming back to his tail at least three times.

But after all that excitement, a dog just has to sit down and rest, but WHERE do you sit?

Where Ever He BLOODY likes!

Note:This is how I first envisaged posting these shots and thanks to Julie I can – Hooray for Julie! I am also glad that the thumbnails enlarge so well.


5 Responses to “The Tail, With Julie’s Help”

  1. Way to go Ron, the story line flows much better like this.

  2. Glad that worked for you, Ron. As a story, it does flow nicely like this….

  3. Sheila said

    I enjoyed that story Ron and I would definitely let Terror sit where he wants!

  4. I’m glad you were able to post this as you visioned it – very nice Ron.

  5. Ellen said

    This is a much nicer presentation of a great series, well done!

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