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Dog Almighty A Dog's Life


What can I say!
Donica and I are leaving for Australia on Monday for 3 weeks of vacation.

WE NEED IT!
(see you next in early May)

(as seen outside on the sidewalk in Utrecht, Holland, on March 14, with Astrid's take here)

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]



Dog Almighty A Dog's Life


What can I say!
Donica and I are leaving for Australia on Monday for 3 weeks of vacation.

WE NEED IT!
(see you next in early May)

(as seen outside on the sidewalk in Utrecht, Holland, on March 14, with Astrid's take here)

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]



comments (74)

You'll be dog tired by the time you get back, have fun!!
Ginnie Hart: How do you know us that well, Nig??? smile
  • mal
  • 11 Apr 2008, 00:17
lol. cracker. mal
Ginnie Hart: How can we not laugh! grin Thanks, Mal.
Oh you lucky dogs! I spent two months there in '01 and want to go back again sometime. Have a great time, mate and no worries, we'll be here where you left us.
Ginnie Hart: We are so excited. We'll spend the first week with my nephew and his gay partner in Sydney. That'll be a good start! Thanks, Mary.
  • Astrid
  • ....should be in bed..........
  • 11 Apr 2008, 04:04
Indeed,you lucky dogs, I think after those three weeks you will feel like Royal Highness here, enjoy and please come back with some fabulos pictures.
You captured this one brilliantly, the color is great, what a way to start of your well deserved vacation.
Ik moet nog steeds lachen,toen we deze hond op die stoel zagen liggen...geweldig!!
Ginnie Hart: You know my camera will be my best friend while we are gone, Astrid. You'll end up seeing what I saw, I hope. And yes, we still laugh about this Royal Highness. Dog Almighty! smile Thanks.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 11 Apr 2008, 04:29
very funny!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I think so, too, Kanyi. smile Thanks.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 11 Apr 2008, 05:18
Sometimes I would like a dog ;-) - Ginnie what a great capture .. i lost my breath
Ginnie Hart: Awwwww. I don't have one either, Klaus, but they sure can steal your heart, can't they! Thanks.
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 11 Apr 2008, 07:34
This is a very amusing image, ginnie. My, you do get around! Have a great time in Australia, a fascinating place, if you have not been before.
Ginnie Hart: There are so many places to see, Chad, and never enough time. The older we get, the more we realize that we're running out of time! This will probably be a once in a lifetime trip for us, and way too short. But we will try to make the most of it...first to Sydney, then Brisbane and then Magnetic Island (Barrier Reef area). Thanks.
Dog tired! Have a great time, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: We're tired before we start, Bridge. I hope we're tired in a different way when we're done! smile Thanks. Actually, Dog Tired should have been my title!
  • Magnus
  • Norway
  • 11 Apr 2008, 07:46
Just beautiful smile
Have a great trip to the great down under smile
Ginnie Hart: We sure do plan on having a great time, Magnus. Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Apr 2008, 07:51
Yes, you have well deserved a big "dutje" like this bulldog-Sir whom we know from Astrid's pics! But then in Australia you have to open widely your (photo-and other) eyes and to jump in order to catch all impressions. I wish you and Donica a wonder-ful, interesting and safe journey to a country which all people I ever heard are enthousiastic about!
Ginnie Hart: I will remember to jump, Philine, to catch all the impressions I can get. HA. I'll remember that. smile Thank you kindly.
  • Blackdog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Apr 2008, 09:04
Not sleeping, just resting. Have a great holiday ;o)
Ginnie Hart: You are right, Mike, since you can see how alert he was in Astrid's images! smile What a show-off. I love it. Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Apr 2008, 09:04
There's one thing for sure you don't lead a dog's life Ginnie.grin
This is a fantastic shot and I remember Astrids take on this toosmile
I hope you both have a wonderful time, and bring back YOUR take on AUSsmile
You will be missedsmile
Ginnie Hart: You are such a sweetheart, Tracy. Yes, you and the other Musketeer will have to hold down the fort while I'm gone. smile I love it. Thanks.
What a hard life!
I wish you and Donica a nice and safe trip on Monday. Enjoy your stay in Australia. This has always been a dream destination for me! May be one day...
Ginnie Hart: Sigh. My life is the easy one, Richard. Donica's is not, so she deserves this the most! I'll try to make it easier for her. smile Thanks.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Apr 2008, 10:20
Mmmmm, he looks sound asleep...

Have a great weekend!
Ginnie Hart: And just a second before/after he was wide awake, as seen in Astrid's post! smile Thanks, Chantal.
I told Astrid before that my daughter would love her collage, and I will show this to her as she has two bulldogs, Lenny (see 13th.January) and Reggie.
I love this, well done and have a good holiday.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Brian. I hope she enjoys this.
  • petra
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Apr 2008, 12:17
What a great capture of this cute creature!! smile
Have a lovely time in Aus Ginnie and Donica...well deserved after all the things that have been....
Petra
Ginnie Hart: We will hopefully be able to really get away, Petra. There is so much still to do at Mom's house. It is almost overwhelming. But this trip was planned a year ago! Now we must acquiesce to it and let it take us where it will, without looking back! Thank you.
Lol smile Another great and funny picture !! Have very nice vacation time ! I'll miss you !
Ginnie Hart: I'll miss you, too, Zeb. I'll be wondering what series you'll be starting now! smile How can you top India!
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 11 Apr 2008, 13:04
Plumb tuckered out. You deserve a nice long vacation. Funny what Nigel wrote. smile
Ginnie Hart: I think Dog Tired should have been the title of this post, Ruth. I do hope this vacation is especially good or Donica. She's the one who really needs it!
c'est cool, la vie !
Très belle, cette image !
Marie
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Marie. Thank you.
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 11 Apr 2008, 13:55
This is a funny photo. I hope to see some Australia photos soon.
Ginnie Hart: One day soon, I'm sure, Cako, you'll be sick of my Australian photos. smile But yes, I'm very excited about finding them first. Thanks.
Excelleny image Ginnie...hope you both have a great time and we look forward to your pictures.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chris. We both are really looking forward to this trip of a lifetime!
  • Pawel
  • Poland
  • 11 Apr 2008, 15:45
haha what a nice dog smile he dreams about breakfast I think
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Pawel, for stopping by and commenting.
  • Dirk
  • South Africa
  • 11 Apr 2008, 16:37
What an expression! Enjoy the dogs life... smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I know and we will. smile Thanks, Dirk. How is married life treating you?? smile
Looks to be a big baby ... but I won't get to close to be prooved wrong. richard
Ginnie Hart: Isn't that the truth, Richard. smile Thanks.
  • monika
  • London
  • 11 Apr 2008, 18:13
AH so cute! Reminds me of picture of cat in cafeteria which you posted some time ago...
Ginnie Hart: What a good memory you have, Monika. Oh my! That cat was my last post just before we went on our cruise at the end of October last year:
http://ginniehart.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Some_R%A3!;and%A3!;R_Time_/

And yes, I had that in mind when I did this post. You sure do amaze me!
1. Have a wonderful time
2. Take lots of wonderful pictures
3. I remember this dog and this is a lovely picture of him
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Yes and Yes! Thanks a million, Bill. smile
nice capture
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly. smile
  • xavi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Apr 2008, 21:07
GREAT GREAT GREAT image
Ginnie Hart: Thank you most kindly, Xavi!
Have a great trip!

This little guy looks so relaxed on his throne!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Kathryn. It's a much-needed break midst all the on-going proceedings since Mom's death. (sigh)
  • vintage
  • australia
  • 12 Apr 2008, 03:52
See you soon
Ginnie Hart: Indeed! smile I'm looking forward to it, Vintage!
Lovely shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Chris.
  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, NM USA
  • 12 Apr 2008, 06:37
What an awesome dog shot. Unfortunately, he looks like I feel these days. LOL

Enjoy your vacation.
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. I bet you're plum tuckered out with your own dogs, Helen! Thanks for stopping by.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 12 Apr 2008, 11:22
Have a wonderful, relaxing and invigorating, holiday Ginnie and Donica. Rest and relax just like this lovely dog; take loads of pictures too smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, Ellie, for your wishes. I've missed YOUR pictures of late!! sad
c'est ton chien? c'est magnifique
Ginnie Hart: No, O-P. It's not my dog! smile Astrid and I saw it while we were on a photo hunt in Utrecht. What a cutie.
You and Astrid were in the right place at the right time. What a great face! Looking forward to many great Aussie pics...
Ginnie Hart: He stole our hearts, Larry. Thank you!
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 13 Apr 2008, 03:04
Neat photo for a send offsmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Sherri. I thought so,too. grin
How cute!
Ginnie Hart: We couldn't resist him, Jen! smile Thanks.
Enjoy your much needed vacation.. 3 wks... wow!
Ginnie Hart: We did, Jen. It's hard to believe we're now back...and on our way to Amsterdam in a couple of hours!!
  • Aksel
  • Norway
  • 13 Apr 2008, 10:21
Love the dog, and a dog's life doesn't seem that bad....

Enjoy smile
Ginnie Hart: I think some dogs live better lives than people, Aksel! (Sad but true.) This one looks like one such dog. smile Thanks.
  • Richa
  • United States
  • 13 Apr 2008, 20:31
Awww..thats a cute one Ginnie. He seems so much at home on that chair...
  • Still
  • France
  • 13 Apr 2008, 21:04
Too hard...


Have a great break, in Australia.
le travail c'est la santé,dormir c'est la conserver.
joli chien
  • kay
  • pacific northwest
  • 14 Apr 2008, 01:29
I love this dog. What a sweet image. Meadow is doing the very same thing right now.

On another note, have a wonderful vacation, Ginnie!
Have a great time Down Under!!!
Very approppriate! Have a good time and come back safe & sound!
  • Ale
  • 14 Apr 2008, 13:47
Great picture. i love dogs. very nice colours.

good siesta good.

congrats.
hey Ginnie, i hope you takeall the rest you and d\. need and enjoy, make lots of photo's I look forewards to your adventures, seen through your cam,smile

btw: we are back from Belgium, we visited some cities : Leuven, Brussel and Antwerpen, I show some impressions on my blog, soon up to switserland...

Greetings JoAnnsmile (now in Holland)
  • Ann
  • Suc sur Erdre - France
  • 14 Apr 2008, 20:19
Great one !!! I would like to be him at that moment ... Have a nice trip !!!
This is really a classic shot. Perfectly composed with this furniture. I especially like the tones in this image too, excellent work.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Apr 2008, 00:09
I try to imagine you resting up like this, but you are a bit skinny last I have seen a pic of you. No comparison. Great picture. Enjoy the time.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Apr 2008, 10:17
Not pretty!
But...very relaxed!
  • navin
  • India
  • 15 Apr 2008, 11:47
This is not the dog with which one would use the word cute but here his expressions are making him just that. Seems like he is in one of those "I am not speaking to you till you take me to a walk" mood
Ginnie Hart: I love your comment, Navin! Thank you for finding me over and over again.
  • Fausto
  • Paramaribo
  • 15 Apr 2008, 15:43
I Love Dogs! And I love this shot even more. Looks like his tung is out. So peaceful. Looks like the owner knows his dog very well..not chained in anyway....

Enjoy your vacation and don't forget to "shoot" a kangaroo for us. smile
I hope you have a wonderful vacation! Cute shot. That dog knows how to kick back and relax.
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 15 Apr 2008, 21:00
I like that the dog and the chair are both a little scruffy and wrinkled.

Have an amazing trip!
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 16 Apr 2008, 00:40
Have a great vacation!
  • martie
  • Okinawa, soon to be US
  • 16 Apr 2008, 01:31
Nice one - and great B&W treatment.

Enjoy your vacation! Looking forward to seeing your photos of the Land Down Under!!
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Apr 2008, 10:49
Jealous!! Australia, we will be going there in 2 years, for our 12,5 year anniversary.
  • Frida
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Apr 2008, 12:41
Oh how I envy you. I have always dreamt of going to Australia. Hope to see a lots of pictures later smile
  • Miss75
  • France
  • 17 Apr 2008, 15:36
Géniale cette photo. Quelle belle vie la vie de chien !
Haven't been on SC lately, but your work keeps getting better and better. Practice makes perfect wright?
smile smile
Very funny!
I could have sworn I've seen this guy on TV. He's not an actor now is he? smile Have a splendid holiday and I hope your camera will be very busy.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 20 Apr 2008, 14:50
You and your trips are making me "nervous" gringrin
Hope you have a great time there...as for me, I will prepare myself for all those fantastic pictures from the other side of the world...
  • clarence
  • United States
  • 21 Apr 2008, 12:28
I need a nap too.
Great shot. What an expression smile
  • m.e.
  • 23 Apr 2008, 04:44
i hope you had a wonderful vacation! Donica looks so adorable!
  • Ron S
  • early morning
  • 23 Apr 2008, 08:33
Hope you enjoy OZ as much as the Dragon and I did. Loads of WONDERFUL photo ops so I'm looking forward to seeing the results.
  • James
  • Japan
  • 24 Apr 2008, 03:45
Fantastic shot...the lighting, the textures, the detail on his fur. Well done. Have a great trip.
  • Mirco
  • Switzerland
  • 24 Apr 2008, 21:01
Great B/W work
  • Dotun
  • 25 Apr 2008, 08:00
Have a nice one Ginnie.
Aaah...sooo cute! Great capture Ginnie! Sorry it took me a while to return your visit. B-)

Cheers - {H}
  • Thomas
  • India
  • 7 May 2008, 06:27
Love the tones Ginnie, nice shot smile
  • Arash
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 7 May 2008, 07:06
Nice shot.
It's a hard life
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Brad, it is. grin

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