Wednesday, 13 October 2010

D is for Dog - Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Alphabe - Thursday Round 2 - D

Photo Copyright Christina Wigren

D is for Dog

(Please see this post a second time. It's Friday and I've added a third dog!)

Today is Wednesday and we continue with our journey through the Alphabet with Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday, Round 2. This week's letter is D. My D-word is Dog:

What to do? I don't own a dog and I don't want to just use photos from Wikipedia. I took my camera with me to fetch the children from school and asked a couple of dog owners if we could snap pictures of their dogs. The first person who obliged our request was a man who had two Bull Terriers.

Photos Copyright Christina Wigren
Photos Copyright Christina Wigren

But just one breed of dog is not enough for this theme challenge. We continue our walk along the avenue and spy another man with a Dachshund.

Photos Copyright Christina Wigren

Photos Copyright Christina Wigren

Thank you for allowing us to borrow your dogs!

This is Wikipedia's dog, a
Yellow Labrador Retriever, the most registered breed of 2009 with the AKC:

Photo Source: Wikipedia

If you are interested in learning more about these amazing animals, 'man's best friend', please read Wikipedia's article here.

Best wishes,


P.S. I'm not quite finished yet. Here is an extra dog !

It's friday morning and I finally found the lady

with the white dog that the children usually pet.

We saw her twice and I had no camera with me. I took my camera with me twice without seeing one single dog.

And now, Friday morning around nine o'clock I just got back from taking the children to school. I had already gone inside the house and changed my shoes.

And then I happened to glance out the window before going up the stairs and saw the white dog right outside our house. I still had my camera-bag in my hand.

I dashed out in my slippers and took these shots.

I hope he was worth coming back a second time to see on this post.

Thank you so much if you have done that.

Hugs from Anna

First Commenter:
Ann of
Ann's Snap Edit & Scrap

To visit other posts about the letter D, please go to Mrs. Jenny Matlock's site, Off My Tangent here.

Jenny Matlock


Ann said...

How nice of both of those men to let you take the pictures. I'm always a big chicken about asking people and I don't know why. My Uncle had a Dachshund years ago, for some reason I never liked that The bull terriers have the most unique look to them. Their faces almost look like they could be some other type of animal. said...

Good thinking - these pups are adorable!

Unknown said...

Dear Ann,
I know, we got lucky. They were very nice, both of them. And they were perfect strangers too!

Or it could be that the children charmed them. When I have Elisabet and Erik with me I can take pictures of people that I would never have dared to even ask, when I am alone.

We ususally pet certain dogs. I was hoping to meet one of these people that we have meet before. There is a beautiful big white dog that I wanted to have a photo of for this post. But the lady who owns him was not out with him. An now it is too dark.

Thanks for stopping by. I know you like dogs, so I was almost expecting you to comment. You are first on this post!

Lily Hydrangea
Dear Lily,
Sometimes I plan for my posts well ahead of time and other times I have to improvise at the last minute. Luckily, my children are good sports, and try to help me. With a subject like dogs, they were more than happy to help out!

Best wishes,

Francisca said...

That's a cute selection of dog photos... good for D day. In Asia I generally have no problem at all taking people photos... and if they do give me the "no" look I just smile and put my camera down. More often I will have people ASKING me to take their photo, especially kids! Different cultures, hey?

Tracy said...

AsI opened your post I thought oh no why did I not post about my dog , oh well I like what I did hope you can pop over .

EG CameraGirl said...

Lucky you to find such good-looking models to pose for you! The bull terriers look a little less willing than their owner but the dachsund looks like he liked the idea!

Mary said...

Cute models, especially those bull terriers :-)

The Decorative Dreamer said...

That is so brave of you to go up to strangers and ask to photograph their dogs. I am sure they loved it though! I like the lab best but the first photos of the two dogs is very cute. Thanks for sharing, joining you from Alphabet Thursday.

Judie said...

Anna, the French Bull Dogs are cute, and so is the guy walking them!!

Amanda Lee said...

Sweet little doggy pictures. I'm sure your children thought they were getting a special treat, by going on a dog safari after school!

Sue McPeak said...

I'm so glad to see your D is for Dog, and that there was a Weenie dog to see. They are my FAVS...that's what I have...TWO of them. Great pictures and perfect D word!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Pretty cute pups!

I love the lab, labs are my favorite...

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love your dog scavenger hunt. I bet the children loved it.

Annesphamily said...

Your post is great! I like the difference in the dogs! Very interesting. oOme see me soon. Anne

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

There's something about white dogs I am always attracted to. I love the Bull Terriers.

People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

Love dogs. I own five. This was D-lightful!

Grampy said...

Great pictures. We do love dogs around here. The Bull Terriers are amazing. We don't see them much around here. Thanks for sharing the ones you found.

Theresa Plas said...

aDorable Anna!

Jo said...

I love my dog ... i just cant imagine life without a dog ... they truly are the best of all the creatures! and how wonderful that you met people who didnt mind having their dog's pictures taken! wonderful post Anna!

Susan Anderson said...

I love that you took a walk to get authentic dog pictures. Good job!


Jenny said...

Anna, you are so adorable. You took a walk to get dog pictures. That just made me smile!

And wonderful dog pictures they are, too!

It looks like your children enjoyed the little outing and I suspect the dogs liked the extra attention, too.

Thanks for linking this devine post to Alphabe-Thursday.


Ames said...

I love dogs. I have two beautiful fur children of my own. They are Chihuahuas. Wonderful post!~Ames

Brenda said...

Good D post. How were the Bull Terriers? I have never met one in person? Sweet? They are quite interesting dog. We own a Scottish Terrier and I just wondered if they have the same stubborn temperament.

Amy said...

What a brilliant idea! If you don't have dogs, go out and find people who do. And your photography is beautiful. What a great way to spend the afternoon.

Francisca said...

Your portraits of the white dog are just adorable, Anna. Sure looks like a friendly one!

Amanda Lee said...

He was definitely worth a second visit! What a beautiful creature. I also appreciated the lovely cobble stone in front of the lovely gold house. I love neighborhoods with historic character.

Ames said...

What a lovely white dog. You can tell her mistress loves her a lot. She is so clean! Thanks for visiting my blog!~Ames

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness Anna, he or she looks like our old dog that passed a few years ago. Almost the spitting image. So worth the trip back. Thanks for stopping by!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Thanks for inviting me back. I love the new dog. He looks so friendly.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Great dog shots!!! Thanks for stopping over!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Anna, those bull terriers are very cute! I enjoyed seeing all your dogs. It was great to see the white dog that the children usually pet as well!
fun post!

Jo said...

HI Anna, i love the big white dog ... oh he looks so friendly! it was definitely worth a second visit to your blog!

Rebecca said...

The white dog is very pretty, I'm glad you finally got a photo! The dogs you call "bull terriers" I think are called "pit bulls" here in the USA, at least they look very much like my neighbor's pit bulls. I don't know that much about dogs though.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Aw! Wonderful photos of the dogs you took. I think that it was well worth posting your neighbor's big, fluffy white dog! Beautiful! And since I am still trying to catch up on my blog reading, I got to stop by your D post and see his pictures on my first visit :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
Thank you sooo much for stopping by!!!

Ann said...

Duke and I enjoyed coming back and seeing the new dog you added. Especially since it was a white one. That is a very pretty dog.

EG CameraGirl said...

The extra dog is extra sweet!


Dog's make people more human to one another. Their love and devotion inspire me daily :)

Susan said...

lovely photos. I miss my dog, she has been gone since 2001. a pure breed white German Sheppard. She was my best friend, her name was Honey. my son has moved back home with his white shaggy terrier mix dog. he is a fun :)

I think that white dog is a "helper/companion" dog by the looks of the harness.

Great post!


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