Saturday 29th August: Giving it my best shot

Today I put on my photographer’s hat and head into the garden to get some shots of the dogs and puppies for the website.  Or so I think anyway.  As soon as I step outside I’m mobbed by my enthusiastic furry friends, and the sight of the camera either sends them running or has them clustering around to inspect what might be food or a new toy.  After a ton of photos featuring the end of a tail or the top of a head, I end up sitting on the ground and letting the pups crawl all over me, shooting randomly in the hope that at least something useable will come out of it. You can see my very best shots here: 

A mess of puppies

A mess of puppies

Hello, what are you doing with that?

Hello, what are you doing with that?

Dana Lorry Pup

Dana Lorry Pup

Apple has a closer look
Apple has a closer look
Shy doglet Mercy

Shy doglet Mercy

One of Lorna's pups

One of Lorna's pups

Solo's been digging

Solo's been digging

Beautiful Sabrina

Beautiful Sabrina

 

A 10-month poodle girl started her new life today when she was adopted from a life of almost 24-hour caging and NO walks (because the ground is too dirty).  Sadly there was a second one who will stay behind, and that’s so sad.  The remaining poodle will not only continue to live the miserable life of a prisoner, but won’t even have the company of a friend.  We’ll do what we can to get her released.

We’re also trying to home an English bulldog, again one of a pair that have never been out of their home their entire lives.  Now five years old, all they have ever known is each other but now the owner wants to get rid of one of them.  If we can find a nice home for the lucky bulldog, what will become of the one left behind, another solitary prisoner.  Too sad, really.

Although life at the kennels isn’t ideal, compared with what the poodles and the bulldogs have it’s not bad at all.  To imagine a life locked up with no walks, no play, no anything really except the prospect of another day, and another week, exactly the same.  Our dogs live in heaven in comparison.  Too many dogs in Hong Kong lead this non-life, an existence so far removed from a dog’s natural needs that it should be classified as abuse.

I did get one good shot today.  These are my two favourite girls, Inky and Sandy, keeping well away from the mad woman who’s chasing all of the dogs with a strange thing in her hands.  Sandy has her summer haircut.

My two girls

My two girls

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5 Responses to “Saturday 29th August: Giving it my best shot”

  1. Norma M Says:

    Great shot of Inky and Sandy.

  2. Angela Wong Says:

    In fact, the owner of the 2 English bull dogs want to get rid of BOTH dogs and hope they can be adopted together. However, as we all know, it is not an easy job and finally she agreed to split the dogs. Poor dogs…..

  3. Anna Says:

    Nice shots haha!! I can imagine how tough it would be
    Puppies have so much energy! It’s impressive that you got some of them sitting down/looking at the cam, personally I would have given up at “A mess of puppies”
    they are so cute 🙂

  4. Vivian Chan Says:

    nice shot of sandy and inky. i use treats to draw attention when i take pictures. give one, then lead them to look into the camera by placing the treat right above the camera then shoot as fast as i can. a “10 pictures per second” function helps a lot with puppies who don’t have too much patience. for dogs who are afraid of cameras, the zoom function comes in handy. haha, they don’t understand why people love pictures so much.

  5. DL Says:

    thanks for the picture of inky! I’ve always wanted to see how she looks like.
    that pup (from lorna) is SO CUTE. priceless..

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