My Faithful Companion

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“A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty.” ~ John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog

This is my favourite photo of yesterday’s photo shoot with Prakash, David and Lee-Ann. There are another 140 photos but this particular one shows what most the others don’t: a bond of unconditional love. Straight after I took it I showed Prakash and grinned; my shoot was sealed.

Today most of the IG groups are meeting in and around Durban today. After last night’s Glenwood 1986 Reunion – 30 Years I’m not feeling photography fit.

Canon 6D, 17-40L, F9, ISO 640, 1/200 sec, @ 40mm

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Bella the bully

The photo below will bring tears to the eyes of most men… A relaxing day that turned nasty.

The sight of two sturdy males (Andy and Roscoe) having their hammock rudely occupied by “high-jump” Bella, the “lady” American Staffordshire Terrier (white & black), may be too much to bear.

She launched herself onto the hammock and two occupants in one go with a snappy 2 metre jump.

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There was not even enough space left for the fleas!

Bella’s warm chair

Bella has found a new chair that is warm and moves around with her. It is a “Roscoe” type chair.

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There is nothing as grand as sitting on an 11 year old male dog when you are a 5 month old female puppy!

The photo below was taken a while later when the chair got too hot.

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Tu sei la cosa più bella che ci sia mai capitata (You are the most beautiful thing ever happened to us).