Saturday, 28 April 2018

Sorry, am I boring you?

Daisy survived my absence without any difficulty - according to Management she was eating well and being as demanding and attention seeking cute as usual!  After a few seconds of manic greeting she proceeded to ignore me for half an hour, but since then has stuck pretty close - after all, I am a Proven Flight Risk and have to be kept under fairly intense scrutiny. But surveillance is tiring work:



These have been taken at different times during the last week;  I've been gardening, Daisy has been 'supervising'.















Something we have become aware of is how grey Daisy is going.  It was particularly noticeable for the first few minutes when I got home - instead of the vibrantly coloured head than used to greet me, what I saw was a softening, a fading of her colour.



I do not apply much post-processing to my photos.  Apart from cropping and straightening, most get very little more than a light application of an extremely effective DeHaze filter I added to Lightroom. Maybe I am cheating?  Perhaps I should stop tweaking Daisy's colouring - I know I am editing it to something closer to what I 'want' to see rather than exactly what is there . . .







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  1. Hey, I'm going grey too Daisy!! Are you online now? I'm just off to catch up on some of those gorgeous garden photos.

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    1. I'm sorry lovely, I headed outside the moment I'd hit 'publish' ... which was about 36 hours ago now!

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  2. Great photos of Daisy, you can never have enough of them. I love the look on here face in the second shot :)

    I remember when Sam came back to me three years ago, he just looked like a much fatter version of the dog who left me six years previously, but once he'd lost the weight the grey around his face and head became much more noticeable. If only we could stop time at a certain point.... :(

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    1. Hi Eunice, I think that is Daisy's "will you stop pointing that thing at me" face.

      Let me know when you've worked out the stopping-time thing. If only our babies didn't have such short lifespans.

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  3. Lovely photos. Dehaze is a great tool. Tivvy is very grey too now, She is 13 and has a raft of health issue so we are just happy that she is still with us.

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    1. I was a bit irritated that a few years back a Photoshop Elements upgrade removed the dehaze feature, but I was able to add a free Preset to Lightroom which provides all the editing I want/need.

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  4. Oh how lovely, a post dedicated to Daisy, she's so beautiful :) Annie is very grey around her eyes and I noticed the other day her head is greyish in colour, perhaps the sunshine made it more obvious. She's about twelve years old and it's definitely her 11th Gotcha Day next week. I agree with Eunice, if only we could stop the passage of time.

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    1. Thanks Eileen, being away from her for a few days seemed to make the grey more obvious. We don't know exactly how old she is, probably about Annie's age though.

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  5. ... going grey! It happens to us all :)
    Lovely photographs.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan. I don't mind me going grey {grin}, but Daisy used to be extremely dark in places and now she isn't . . .

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  6. She is beautiful - from all angles :) and as lowcarb team members says - it happens to us all!

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    1. Thank you Kate, it's certainly happening here!

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  7. Her ears remind me of statues of Anubis. The coat makes her look especially priestly. Good to know the supervision is being carried out by persons of a sober demeanour. :-)

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    1. Hi K, Management also thinks she looks like Anubis.

      As for sober demeanour - you've got to be joking. She has perfected an after-dinner "bee-waggle" (or B-waggle because it is her Bonio dance). She leaps into the air and spins around at the same time, whilst trying to catch her tail, and does this noisy "yip/bark" at the same time. It's like a manic Harrier jump jet.

      If one of her Minions doesn't produce a bonio quickly enough she does it again, and again, with increasing agitation. I really must keep a camera handy and try to video it.

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