Every once in awhile, I make my little family pack up& take group photos. Let me tell you ..Penny& Garret look forward to these days so much. Imagine me saying that last sentence as sarcastic as possible. I usually have to beg to get those two in photos with me. For Penny, I make promises of treats& off-leash adventures. For Garret? Food& coffee. Works like a charm.. just kidding. It still takes a lot of convincing and begging.
Penn literally could not be bothered to focus this afternoon, Garret wanted to go work on his 4-wheeler& I forgot the shutter remote. Pretty much a perfect start to our photo adventures. Then, we arrive at our destination only to discover that there are actually other people there ..the one time I’ve gone there& ran into another vehicle in the parking area. There were FOUR cars there! It is always awkward when you have a camera, tripod& just hang out in the woods taking photos of yourself with people watching. We persevered though. Sort of. We spent a lot of time trying to convince the red dog that sitting still& posing for photos was 100% more exciting than running wildly through the woods chasing animals. I’m not sure we entirely convinced her but I did have some delicious treats to help sway her to make the correct decision.
I think we managed to take photos for about 30 minutes before calling it quits& just sort of praying that we had some shots worth keeping. We did manage to take a few keepers but honestly? The outtakes are far more hilarious. The accuracy of our day-to-day lives depicted in them just cracks me up. In the photo above, Garret had managed to get Penn to sit nicely, I hit the shutter button& quickly walked to where they were standing. Then, a bird chirped, Penny spun to see it& I cracked up laughing because I was quickly realized we weren’t getting anywhere with this session. It also sort of looks like my hand is clenched because I’m thinking about punching her but I swear I was just holding a treat to get her attention (..and maybe thinking about punching her a little?! Kidding, kidding)! Does anyone else ever brave the art of self-portraits to try& get some memories on camera? Any tips or tricks you’ve picked up? Please, share them if you have them!!
This was one of the photos Garret snapped of Penn& I. It’s easily a new favorite. For every single struggle& doubt I ever have about my girl in agility, I know that she is 100% the right dog to be in my life. I wouldn’t trade her for all the herders in the world ..except, maybe, Mr. B! She is just so, so, so much the light of my life. I just couldn’t ask for a more perfect personality match for myself. I love my Vizsla <3
If I was you, I would make a mental note to check back to my blog tomorrow. We are doing a fun run 5k Halloween theme tomorrow. Penn& I have, hands down, the most hilarious couples costume. Can anyone guess what we’re going to be? There’s just simply no way you can guess. It’s so funny& only happened because our original costume idea ended up not working out.