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Exactly! It was worth getting the digital just so that I can take good photos of Bodhi! One of the articles in our last BSD club newsletter was a really nice two-parter on taking Black Dog photos.

Photographing a black dog well is one of the hardest things I've ever tried to. Over the years I've used my 35mm Pentax, trying all my different lense attachments and settings and filters, and then with my Ricoh.
This is the first time it's been relatively painless to try and get the highlights of a black dog to show up well. The best part is, if it doesn't turn out, simply delete it and try again.
I love my digital camera!
Terri
We call this her "ears back for speed" look. The ... had the wrong setting on the camera at the time.

:-) Her ears now look a wee bit out of synch.

Only slightly, eh?
Her ears are probably her best feature when she's
clipped. I've often thought of clipping them more into a "labbie-look" as that's what she was supposed to be anyway, but I love the gizmo look when I leave them scraggly like that.
Terri
She is CUTE! I didn't know what breed she was (couldn't remember you saying). I was thinking she was a Cocker mix (maybe because we had a cocker mix named Taffy when I was a kid?), but she's adorable.She's a "cocker/dash/?".

Also known as an American Docker.
I'm leaning heavily toward leather for our next furniture. However, I love the feel of the microfabric. Just ... Just for you! I was leaning toward leather too, until I had a chance to see and feel this stuff.

Terri
She is CUTE! I didn't know what breed she ... named Taffy when I was a kid?), but she's adorable.

She's a "cocker/dash/?". Also known as an American Docker.

hehehe...I think ours was a Cocker/ and something Corgi like, long in body & short in leg, with a longish nose & semi-pricked ears. "Bandit", he was a cutie-pie. He was white, with black patches, and black patches over his eye. I think I named him after the BC on Little House on the Prarie, he was colored like that (Hey, I was 8 when we got him!).
I'm leaning heavily toward leather for our next furniture. ... what I need, a couch that is even more inviting!

That's why I posted it. Just for you! I was leaning toward leather too, until I had a chance to see and feel this stuff.

Wow, just for me! Thanks, I'm going to have to really look into it. The one couch I've seen in person that was made of that sort of fabric was red. I was most beautiful. Not that I'd have a solid colored couch, let alone red. However, having to redecorate around that wouldn't be such a bad idea...
Shelly (Who's been watching too many episodes of decorating shows)* & The Boys
*With this weird weather we've been having, I was unable to get to work yesterday! And, from the looks of it, I'll be home today as well. I'm going a bit stir crazy (there's only so many games of "Offroad Fury" I can play on the PS2!), but the dogs are loving it!
i need to get a decent digital camera. i've got a similar problem with elliott, because he's a dark brindle with a black mask. he just doesn't show up well in photos.

brindle dogs are hard to photograph. for every good one i get of Manu, i delete about forty crappy ones. yes, i spend a lot of time taking pictures.

-kelly
I know I've posted Taffy pictures before, but only of her in her wild-woman-needs-groomed-state. Here's some before and after shots. I clipped her on Sunday. http://www.home.earthlink.net/~dogsnus/images/100 0092.JPG And after: http://www.home.earthlink.net/~dogsnus/images/102 0210.JPG

she's super cute. definitely Dr. Seuss dog. i bet she's fun to dress up for halloween...
-kelly
I agree, she's absolutely darling Emotion: smile
Don't forget, though, the Dachshund motto "Will Do ANYTHING for FOOD"

Actually, I'm very proud of my own, um, "Sausage"... we had a mouse (small rat?!) get into the house the other day and I got the beastie cornered with a small trashcan (was thinking the whole "huge nasty bug" routine with a glass and piece of paper thing... x 10! ) when it leaped past me and made for the door... before I even realized it, she was right there, leaped once, grabbed it and threw it to the floor. Dead. It all happened so fast I even put the can over it, thinking that she'd just slowed him down. Nope. Dead.

Not bad for our old girl... have no idea how old she is, guesstimates are between 9 - 12 or so... It was just funny as hell to see a dog that is profounding undoglike having instinct (and the agility!) to do such a thing. They do Go To Ground with Dachsies, yes? Maybe I need to ILP her!

Robin
They do Go To Ground with Dachsies, yes? Maybe I need to ILP her!

Just send the AKC two photographs of her and one of the dead rat (and $20 SAIT). Instant ILP!

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
I agree, she's absolutely darling Emotion: smileI can't show her any of these posts as she's already vain enough about her ... I'd say she is fat, but she's had this weird body type since puppyhood and has maintained her svelte ,sausage

figure at the same weight for almost 9 years now at exactly 22 pounds.
They do Go To Ground with Dachsies, yes?
It's pretty amazing to watch. Neither of the boys can match her in the "ground" mode.
Maybe I need to ILP
her!

I would have loved to do that,had she been a purebred. Before her back injury, she'd have made one hell of an agility dog. She's amazing to watch when she flys flat out over the ground. She leaves the boys behind in her dust.
Wasn't it you and Toni I was talking to about Taffy's clipperburn tendencies?
This new #9 blade works very well. I was able to get her very short without nary a burn nor irritation anywhere. I don't know why she's so sensitive to clipper burns around her neck, but I'm very happy to report we've licked the problem.
Terri
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