• Yesterday it was cold. Also? I apologize to those of you who are experiencing real cold. But for Southern California? It was cold.
• I went for a hike. It made me wonder how/why people in cold climates ever leave their homes?
• There’s a lot going on in the photography world for Canon shooters. New cameras, new lenses, new technology!
• And yes, I’m back to work. I have several big projects coming up and I couldn’t put it off any longer.
• I had a check-up with my orthopedic surgeon yesterday. It was the usual, “You need another surgery,” from him. And, “I can’t have another surgery right now because [insert a million different excuses]” from me. I think he’s (very) used to me?
• The Voice is back on. This is important because it allows me to see Adam Levine in a different outfit every week.
• I have to spend a day this week at the LAX airport. There are no words to describe how much I’m dreading it.
• Fred is tall enough to remove things off coffee and end tables. Yesterday he brought me the TV remote. I think he wanted to watch Animal Planet?
• Everything on the tables is being put into drawers, cupboards, and/or out of Fred’s reach. Having a “giant breed” dog is a whole new world.
• Fred caught a moth yesterday. Fred’s Moth-Best-Friend provided him with entertainment for quite some time. Until? Oops …!
• Fred also entertains himself by checking out his own reflection in my glass fireplace doors. He thinks there’s a very handsome Newfie puppy living in the fireplace.
• And yes, Fred chases his own tail. Sometimes he even keeps turning in circles over and over again after he’s caught it. It never fails to make me laugh. Eventually he gets so dizzy he falls down.
• Can you tell I have gone Fred-crazy? I’ve never had a dog with a personality like his. We’re having a great time together. He becomes more animated every day that goes by. His face is SO expressive … I can’t wait to capture all his different “looks” with my lens. He had a perfect side-eye look from the day I got him, but now he gives me an open look of disapproval when he doesn’t want to do something. It makes me laugh.
“Come inside, Fred.”
(Disapproving, but resigned, look.)
“No more treats, Fred.”
(Just plain disapproving look.)
(Boundless joy, even if it has only been a whopping 30 seconds since I talked to him.)
• Fred and I have a very special trainer beginning to work with us in just a few days. I’m excited. Puppies are time consuming. But, it’s SO rewarding to put the effort into working with them from the very beginning.
• It’s a busy time, but a great time.