Sorry it’s been a while since I blogged. A few things have happened since my last post:
1. I got a dog named Barclay.
I have had Barclay for about six weeks. He came from the Austin Humane Society, where he was originally named “Ringo.” I chose him based on his laid back and friendly personality, ability to sit on command, and potty training skillz. Since coming home with me he has really come out of his shell. He is now an excellent kisser, he can sit and lay down on command, and he can walk really well in heel position on a leash. He also loves it when I leave for work in the morning because that means it’s Kong time. Barclay’s favorite Kong fillings are peanut butter, Fancy Feast, banana, and Bill Jac senior formula dog food.
I think perhaps his last family was Amish, because he is very frightened of my hairdryer, public transportation, and cameras. It took about 16,387 shots to get the two moderately in-focus glamour shots you see above. Here are some of the bloopers:
It has taken me about six weeks of working with Barclay to get him to pose for a photo. Lots of treats, no flash, and more treats are the secrets so far. That, and an 8 GB memory card.