pretty & crazy

It could be said that my dog is lovely. We joke that she looks like an old L.L. Bean ad and is pretty enough to be on a tin of treats.

See?

Indie - Estill, South Carolina - New Year's Eve 2015

Indie - Estill, South Carolina - New Year's Eve 2015

She looks elegant, sure, but don't let a pretty picture fool you. This next photo more accurately captures my dogs personality. 

Indie - Estill, South Carolina - New Year's Eve 2015

Indie - Estill, South Carolina - New Year's Eve 2015

When I'm having a bad day or just need a laugh, this photo always does the trick.

what are you doin'?

You like dogs? Excellent. Then you'll like the next few posts because they'll probably be pretty dog heavy.

The second stop on my trip south was in Mitchell, Georgia to spend a couple of days with friends and to drop Indie off for winter camp. Yes, I call it camp. In reality, she's spending a couple of months with the Agnews at Craney Hill to polish her gun dog skills.  

Indie and Todd :: December 2015

Indie and Todd :: December 2015

Who: Todd and Indie, getting reacquainted.

When: December 2015

Where: Mitchell, Georgia

Why: I took this a couple of days before we left Indie behind for a few months of training. When I look at this picture I can hear Todd's voice saying, "What are you doing?" which really means, "I know you'd rather make a break for it, but you and I both know that you don't really want to do that." I know my dog and I'm guessing he asks Indie that question quite a bit.

 

Day 8: Independent Spirit

It was only a matter of time before I would post a photograph of my dog. When I took this picture, we were both practicing things very, very early on this Saturday morning: I was practicing photography and she was practicing her sit (or, as we call it, her hup. It's a hunting dog thing.) 

She's a year and a half old, so there's still a lot of puppy in her. Her name is Indie, which is short for her fancy name: Crosswinds Independent Spirit. I've had her since she was 8 weeks old. She is my first dog, my "Seize the Day!" puppy. And yes, she lives up to her name exactly as you'd expect she might. 

National Photo Posting Month :: November 8, 2015

National Photo Posting Month :: November 8, 2015

Who: Indie. She also goes by "Puppychub." 

When: Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the crack of dawn (literally)

Where: Greensboro, Vermont

Why: At sunrise there were exactly three things to photograph: the dairy farm across the street, a view of Jay Peak (at least, I think it was Jay Peak) and my dog, the reason I was up at dawn in the first place.