This week’s theme for the Pet Photography 52 Project is “Day in the Life”. Of course, it had to be my muse, Chloe, since my other dog goes into hiding when I bring out the camera. The weather has been rather iffy, so we were inside most of the time. But it was a good time to practice using high ISO’s and/or practicing using my speedlight, which I don’t usually use.
This is what I usually see when I’m trying to make the bed in the morning. Chloe is so comfortable from her night’s sleep.
After I change cloths, wash my face, comb hair, this is what I see when I come out of the bathroom. Chloe’s still waiting for me. That white blob on the left is my senior westie, Bonnie. If she knew I was taking a picture, she would be hiding instead of sleeping.
Then Chloe and I are off for the walk down our dead-end street and back which includes, ummm, her business. (These photos were taken with my iPhone; please excuse)
Now it’s meal time. Twice a day, the two dogs and three cats get fed. While everyone, like Misty, one of the cats, is watching all the movements, waiting for their turn, Chloe takes the waiting time to gnaw on her large nylabone (for super aggressive chewers!)
But, occasionally, Chloe will stop her chewing to see the status of the meal prep.
Then everyone gets their meal… Chloe finishes hers in about 1-2 minutes! (iPhone shots)
Since I’ve had her, Chloe has gone into the master bathroom after eating to pick up one of the cat dishes (my cats eat at various locations in the house). She’ll lick it (even though the food has been totally eaten by the cat) and then, I guess ’cause it’s plastic, she starts chewing on the rim. I’ve had to replace so many dishes because of that. Eventually she will take the dish into the kitchen so we can wash it. (This photo I used a speedlight that was pointed back and up to the ceiling). Note that to the right is Chloe’s crate… which hasn’t got much use lately!
After she’s been fed, especially in the morning, it’s time to check what’s going on outside. Many times, the sassy cat down the street prances on our neighbors’ yards, which drives Chloe crazy.
Once I go on to my computer, she curls up in a small bed next to me. She’s always there.
A couple times a day, everyone gets a treat. Chloe is great at catching what I throw her. Of course she has to sit first before she gets anything.
Several times a day, she goes out into the backyard to sniff my husbands’ vegetable garden (sometimes to dig it up, too), bark at the next door neighbor’s dogs through the fence, or just sit and enjoy the weather.
After a busy, busy day, Chloe is ready for bed…. even before we are! I’m so glad we can be there to make her life so smooth and easy!
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