Monday, February 9, 2009

essence of a dog

As she lies peacefully in the day's fading sun, she often seems lost in thought.



Wise and pensive....



...reflective of yesterday's trails and contemplative of tomorrow's...



...in these moments her eyes may seem almost human, but this is when she is the very essence of a dog...of my dog...of Sophie.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

you do a great job with these. i'm trying to figure out how to blog my moot point photographs from flckr

Susan D said...

Really super photos and captions. Susan

Mildred said...

Hi Andrea, I love these pictures of Sophie. Such cute captions too. You certainly have a way with both Elora and Sophie of getting that deep look into their eyes.

Mason Dixie said...

If only we knew what dogs were actually thinking. They do sometimes just look lost in thought. Great photos. =)

Ed said...

great captures, I really enjoy your photo essays, find any good moon shots yet?... :-)

Hilary said...

Lovely shots of your gorgeous pooch.

T said...

Very nice pictures. You captured those well, and loved the captions.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Very nicely done! You have captured the essence of your beautiful Sophie:)

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Your deep connection with Sophie comes through in these amazing photos. How beautifully she is framed.

Jen

Tom and Tama-Chan said...

What beautiful photos. It is the essence of a beautiful soul that shines through!

Sharon said...

So much love and devotion is seen in these eyes:)

Rick said...

I think she's dreaming of sirloin steak. I know that I often do.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Your photos and thoughts are as peaceful as Sophie's eyes.

Emma Rose said...

Isn't it amazing how they wrap themsevles around our hearts? Since Emma came into my life I cannot imagine ever living without a Border Collie. Your pictures are beautiful, and I especially like the 2nd one. Such devotion in her eyes.
The Duchess (from Emma's blog)

uought2b.a.dog said...

Her eyes in that second picture look alot like Shamu's. Great photos!

Pam said...

You need to start your own animal photography business. Really.

gigi said...

glad she is feeling better.

Neas Nuttiness said...

Oh - I agree with Pam...I see calendars. and note cards, and a coffee table book, in your future!

laurie said...

i do want to know what they are thinking, when they look like that. riley never looks pensive, just sort of cranky. but boscoe and sophie have that same faraway look in their eyes.

Bordershot said...

What a wonderful lady Sophie is!
My dog is a Border Collie, too. Next month he get 1 year.
Best wishes from Germany
Bordershot

SassyDog said...

Don't you just love to look into their eyes. I can see the love they have for me and the mischief they are thinking of too! You do beautiful work! Happy Valentine's Day, to you, Sophie and Elora!!

Becky, Fuji and the rest of my gang