Monday 31 December 2012

Happy New Year

Let's take it easy in 2013!

Happy New Year to all my faithful readers, to my family and friends, far and near.    

Friday 14 December 2012

Underwater dogs

Creature from the deep?  No.  It's Alex, the 7 year old Labrador.  Read on ....
Seth Casteel is an award-winning photographer and New York Times Best Selling Author. His series of Underwater Dogs photographs have been seen by hundreds of millions of people around the world and have become one of the most famous series of images in the past decade.

"I just really like dogs. They inspire me. I wish I could be a dog, but I can't, so I will do my best to live like one. "

In 2007, Seth began volunteering to photograph homeless pets to help them find loving families. These improved photos showcased unique personalities, resulting in countless adoptions. One day, someone asked if they could commission Seth to photograph their dog. A photo from this photo shoot was chosen to be on the cover of a popular pet magazine, which sparked a career as a pet photographer.

Since then, Seth's work has been published in National Geographic, The New York Times and in hundreds of other magazines, newspapers and calendars. He has travelled the world in pursuit of his passion, working with animals on five continents.

Seth lives and works in Chicago and Los Angeles.

Friday 7 December 2012

Baby, you can drive my car.

A charity in New Zealand is teaching rescue dogs to drive a car.  Unbelievable.
I am using all my dog training skills to train Ozzy so that he can drive us to Cornwall this summer.

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Belgian Shepherd.

The comic book character Ace the Bat-Hound was the canine crime-fighting partner of Batman and Robin.  Ace was a Malinois, a Belgian Shepherd Dog.