I don’t know about your animal companions, but Mlle Renee is always receiving toys and gifts from her fans, friends and relatives. This Christmas her favorite gift was a pre-unstuffed skunk we have named Stinky. Pre-unstuffed means it came without any cotton filling inside the furry body. It became her favorite immediately, and I even caught her trying to sneak it out of the house and into the backyard several times.
She also brings it up to me and drops it in my lap so that I can play with her and her pal.
Mlle Renee received a most unusual gift this Christmas from my niece. It was an unstuffed plush toy skunk. Usually when Renee receives a stuffed plush animal she will chew a hole in the creatures side and remove all the cotton stuff inside. Then she will carry the deflated critter around until she get tired of it. (Or it get stiff from repeated chewing and I throw it out.) She apparently likes Stinky and has be playing (and chewing) with him since Christmas. Right now he’s a bit soggy, but he’s her bosom buddy.
This week, take “eye” as your inspiration. This is a great opportunity to photograph people or pets, but remember — eye has lots of other potential meanings, too. For more information, go here!https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/eye-spy/
This week’s photo required a bit of macro, a bit of reflection and a very patient puppy. Now we all know who the apple of Mlle Renee’s eye really is.
This week’s photo challenge theme is “Treat,” an intentionally open-ended prompt. For many, candies aren’t a favorite indulgence. Maybe you’re a savory food lover, or you’ve gone on a beautiful vacation to treat yourself. Perhaps some quiet time alone with a beloved novel is your greatest pleasure. This week, share with us a photo of something that you consider a marvelous treat. (For more information, go here.)
For Mlle. Renee, a treat is receiving a special letter from a little girl.
This week, let’s explore the creative potential of limits, borders, and dividers of all types. (For more information, go here!)
Boundaries impose limits on us, whether they’re social constructs or real, physical objects. They’re there to stop us from doing or saying what we actually want to. But they also give structure to our actions and frame our movements. In photography, they help our eyes make sense of what we see and convey a sense of visual narrative. They constantly invite us to push against them.
Sometimes BOUNDARIES are not established to keep innocent pups in, but keep unwanted parties out. Mlle. Renee always looks sad when she is on the other side of the fence from me. She also has no real training as a watch dog, but when when unknown parties come within ten feet of her established perimeter she will give them a loud barking. (Especially, if they’re riding a bicycle.)
OK, so the mercury hit 99 degrees today. And when Mlle. Renee walked outside this afternoon, she immediately turned around and walked back in and went into my room and jumped up on the bed facing the AC register and snoozed in the cool air. She didn’t even wake up when I came in and took her picture. Don’t tell anyone but I was snoozing in the living room.
Mlle. Renee made a few tracks in the snow, but only close to the house were the accumulation was lighter.
When she ventured into the deeper snow she seemed lost in the wilderness.
Oh, well, I guess she’s getting tired of the winter weather, too!