Yesterday's weather caught me off guard. Had I known rain was forecast, I may have organized my day somewhat differently. Probably could have wrapped things up.
As it was, I got a good start toward completing my photo shoot during the morning hours. But mid day, I felt a need for a break and decided to take the opportunity for a photo shoot with my own pup, Shine. It's been a while since I've put any serious effort into capturing some great shots of her. And like the pups, she's growing and changing on a daily basis.
Then it was on to preparation for a fresh tape and post! Unwrapping... And of course a few more photos to document the progress we've made. Then the clouds came rolling in.
Next on the somewhat unplanned agenda for the day... a time for the pups to get some exposure to the elements while protected, if they chose, from direct elements. Most chose protection. I think it was only grey who ventured out into by then a drizzle and a mud puddle in order to bat at a plant. The pups romped and played on the porch unbothered while some distant thunder rolled in the background. Probably spent a couple hours out there with them before the masses began to disappear huddled in groups for warmth and a feeling of security. So, so thankful for large covered porches! Definitely helps when it comes to pup rearing. And weather.
Then it was back to Shine. First a romp with her best bud Majestic for a thorough wearing out and then to complete her ears with a fresh set of tape and post.
I wrapped up the day with a run and Friz for each of the adults. It was a big dog day here, not unlike many others. And for now, while you wait for weekly page updates, I'll share with you some shots of farm life. Lots of life. Life with Dobermans of many different sizes shapes and ages.
This morning after loading photos on the computer last night, it seemed I was a little short on shots of Yellow and ran out of time and energy while doing Pink. Most of the pups have a pretty good tracking device on them already but let me tell you Pink's abilities are amazing! And for a small pup of just over 5 weeks of age, she can cover a significant amount of ground quickly! I decided maybe I'd have better luck getting the photos I wanted if I took them out as a pair. Only borderline successful though as they aren't apt to venture away from each other. Got a few pretty cute photos of the pair though so will include those too.