Monday, December 15, 2008

Gratuitous Roxie Photos (And a Narcissus Bloom)

In celebration of returning to my dog after a weekend away, I brought out my camera and tried to take some photos of Roxie. You can see the progression here:

That last one is a photo I've been trying to capture for years. It is, in fact, Roxie in mid-hup. What is a "hup"? It's hard to explain. It's the way Roxie usually "barks": a snapping of the jaws together that is silent and yet--demanding in its own way. It can mean that she needs to go outside, that she is out of food, that she needs attention, or, in this case, it means "Good grief, Mom, that's enough pictures. You're stressing me out."

So I gave her a cookie, and I took one more picture.

And then I photographed my Paper White Narcissus, which was a much more agreeable subject. (Perhaps because it understands its own beauty?)


1 comment:

Abby said...

LOL! I love the "hup" pic!

Dogs and toddlers, they just aren't that cooperative sometimes.