Raja summer of 1997 at age 4 months, a field in the middle of Canada.
“Don’t just stand there with that shiny thing, let’s go for a
Time has flown by, its hard to believe March is here already. The past year saw a lot of changes for us and we are forging down many new trails this year.
There haven’t been any fosters for a while, and we’re starting to feel a hole in that part of our lives. Besides, or lawn looks far too good right now…we need some pee spots to make it look normal again! So there should be some new paws padding through our digs soon.
One of the things that has taken over a lot of my time is photography. I was fortunate enough to be upgraded to a shiny new Nikon D600, by my better half over the holidays, and have spent many hours learning all it’s awesome new (to me) features. Compared to my D60, it’s like driving a 747 after riding a bike. It has been a big step up for me and I am relishing the ability to push my photography to another stage of learning.
Part of my learning process if to go over old photos and figure out my mistakes. In doing that I came across an old shot of Raja from when he was a puppy. Because I was using a film camera back then, and it was expensive to process the film, we don’t have that many photos of Raja, so I’m scanning some old negatives to expand my tiny Raja collection.
While there are many mistakes in this photo, I love how it captured Raja’s intensity and focus. He was a very high energy and extremely smart dog. Those traits made him one of the most difficult dogs, but at the same time, one of the most amazing dogs I have ever known. I always thought he would have made an excellent search and rescue dog, something I might like to explore with a future companion.
I hope everyone is healthy and happy and full of wide, wagging happiness and we will see more of you soon!
Oh yeah, I’m experimenting with a new look for the blog, let me know what you think.