Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Dog of the Day - 13th March 2013

One of the things I enjoy most about photographing dogs - which is also one of the most irritating things too! - is that you never know what they're going to do. You cannot tell a dog what position to take, to hold still, to smile. You just have to hope for the best each time. A treat usually helps to get them to concentrate for the seconds it takes to compose and take the shot (they are usually very easily distracted). But sometimes the random ones work well too, when they're just doing their thing, when they move at the last moment, and you catch a detail, like that softest of fur on their neck...

Today's Dog of the Day is Henry, my little chap (again). He's had an ulcer on the cornea of his right eye for the past 10 days, which has no doubt been painful for him in the biting wind, as well as just generally uncomfortable, with lots of gunk sticking his eyes together (he wears the Cone of Shame at night). He should be on the mend now (another vet appointment in the morning), and I'm still enjoying photographing him pottering about when on walks. One pose I can guarantee catching him in is with his little cocker spaniel nose to the ground. When he's not eating sticks or playing with another dog, he's sure to be sniffing the ground!

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