Day One of Seven

I decided to take the challenge of seven days of black and white images. I figured this would be easy after doing the 365 challenge in 2012. Ha! Yeah!!!!

This first image is of Daisy as she was just drifting off to dreamland. And where was she? Up on the bed, of course. She no longer sleeps there as she’s getting older and it’s hard for her to jump up now. So she has a comfy, cozy spot on the floor at the foot of my bed.

Do you ever wonder what dogs dream of? In her case, I think it’s a safe bet that she’s herding sheep.

A little snooze

Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

Free to Just Be

This is my daughter and my dog, Daisy, running on the beach at Pacific City, Oregon. It was the first time Daisy had ever experienced the ocean. She didn’t know quite what to make of it but soon adapted to running freely. It was amazing to watch. But what was even more amazing that I noticed when I uploaded this image is the look on Michele’s face. Free to just “be.”

The ocean has a way of calling to us, beckoning us to give our cares and worries over to it.  I did … and I plan to go there often to just “be.”  Namaste’

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Regina (Reggie) Arnold is a “flunked retirement” entrepreneur, co-author of The Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist, and photo blogger

Have You Seen My Ball?

Since it’s Throwback Thursday I thought I’d post this picture of Daisy (taken last year) with her favorite orange ball.  It moved with us all the way to Oregon and now it’s missing. And believe me, we’ve looked in every nook and cranny inside and outside. She has plenty of other balls and toys, but none that she loves so much as this one. So let’s all call up the canine angels and put out an APB on her favorite ball.  Thanks in advance 🙂 Namaste’

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Regina (Reggie) Arnold is a “flunked retirement” entrepreneur, co-author of The Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist, and photo blogger

The Case of the Missing Orange Ball

Our Daisy loves this ball and we just can’t seem to find it anywhere.  Do you think that Foxy, who has gone to the Rainbow Bridge, has come back and snatched it?  Who knows?  Maybe we’ll find it when we least expect it.

But I know one thing … Daisy wants it back!  Right now!

Happy Saturday.  Namaste’

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Ahhh … the Girls

I was having a little fun today with some post processing and thought I’d share this one with all of you.  Foxy (L) and Daisy (R); two of our favorite creatures on the planet.  Foxy is our senior dog and Daisy is what we lovingly refer to as the “teenager.”  You all know how teenagers can be, right?  Ha!

I was making some garlic bread this evening and … well … I left the sliced loaf too close to the edge of the counter and before I knew it, Daisy put those little mitts of hers up there, grabbed the bread in her teeth and was about to make off with it, when hubby came around the corner and busted her.  She’s such a food sleuth!  Probably because she had a history of being out on the streets before she was picked up by the SPCA.  We adopted her six years ago and it seems she’s been a chow hound ever since.

But we love her anyway, the little scoundrel!  Namaste’

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Can You See Me If I Can’t See You?

It’s that time of year in the Old Pueblo when the lizards come a-callin’ and this one tried to hide from me but I got the shot anyway.  Daisy usually patrols the perimeter and somehow missed this one (she was probably napping), or she would have chased it down.  He’s hanging on the wall with both of his left legs.  A bit of an acrobat if you ask me 🙂  I wish I could have got his head in the image but I had the feeling if I moved closer, he’d be out of there.

Hope your Monday is a good one.  Namaste’

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Drink up!

With the heat in the triple digits here in southern Arizona and other parts of the west, it’s time to take a lesson from our canine pals.  Here’s Daisy taking a nice cool drink on a hot day.  I’ve noticed that both dogs are drinking more water even though they don’t spend much time outside these days.  They just go out, do their business and get back in as soon as possible during the heat of the day.  Mornings and evenings are still fairly decent; in the 70’s.

Dehydration is very serious, so we can all take Daisy’s advice during this hot weather … “drink more water, you silly humans!”  Namaste’

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The Fan

Me and Daisy were lying on the bed the other day looking up at the ceiling and the thought crossed my mind to photograph the fan.  Why?  I don’t know but I did it.  Interesting attempt to try and catch something in motion with a phone camera and now on my list of stress-reducers 🙂

Hope you all are having a beautiful day.  Namaste’

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Regina (Gina) Arnold is the co-author of The Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, free-form blogger and “flunked retirement” entrepreneur.

So You Had a Bad Day?

Let’s face it.  Every single one of us on this planet has had a bad day at least once, right?  OK, raise your hand if you’ve had one more than once.  Yeah, I see you out there.  Ya’all raised your hand, didn’t you?  Well, join the club.

Here’s my friend, Funky Monkey Muse.  Remember her?  I caught her playing with Daisy’s happy face ball and realized she must have been having a bad day.  So I told her it was alright and that Daisy wouldn’t mind.  Then she smiled at me and I snapped her picture.

She wishes you smiles and happiness and says that if you have a bad day, just refer back to this post and know that things will get better soon.  (She also whispered to me “if this doesn’t make your readers smile, then they need to check their pulse.”)  I guess she still has just a wee bit of cynicism.  Sorry.  Namaste’

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