Saturday, 6 December 2008

Shooting the dogs

Honestly, I have not bought something special for myself in a long while-- until a chat with Aki's Manang awakened my long repressed (and forgotten) dream: photography. As soon as I got my christmas bonus at work, the Animal Doctor accompanied me to Henry's at Quiapo to purchase a Nikon D40.

The dogs will be my companion as I venture into the world of digital photography. I still don't know how this thing works ( nervous laugh here) as evident from the photo above. But I think I have a creative eye, and provided the dogs could contain themselves for a second- this camera will be put to good use.

Update: Benji managed to pack a few pounds, I am confident we will hit her target weight before she goes home to her adopted Mom. The other dog you see is Trudis' brother. He too was adopted but for some reason that I cannot discuss publicly, he will be us for the time being. Can you see how Trudis is way bigger than the rest of her two siblings? Trudis was the runt in her litter. She reminds me of Clifford, the big red dog. LOL

Clifford The Big Red Dog is an enduring American chidren's book series first published in 1973.Clifford was the runt of the litter, and was chosen by a city child named Emily Elizabeth Howard as her birthday present. No one expected Clifford to grow, but Emily Elizabeth's love for her tiny red puppy changed Clifford dramatically. Before long, he was over 25 feet (7.6 m) tall, forcing the Howard family to leave the city and move to the open spaces of Birdwell Island ( photo and text from Wikipedia).


  1. I am sure you will take pawesome pictures!
    The puppies are Trudis and her brothers??
    I like Cliford!
    Kisses and hugs

  2. Congrats on your new camera. We look forward to seeing more of your shots with it.

    We have given you some awards. :-)

    Your pals,
    Holly & Zac

  3. Trudis we can't wait to see all of the pictures that you take!

    We know you will be brilliant at it!

  4. Congrats on the purchase of your new digital camera!! I'm sure you'll get a lot of use out of it. We're looking forward to seeing your pictures!

    T-man Angel

  5. manang loves clifford. she grew up reading clifford when she was in elementary.. hehe..

    we are so glad you finally got the camera mommy, too bad you can't take a picture of me..

    drooly kisses,


  6. holly and zac, thanks for the awards! they are so pretty. we will display it in our sidebar!

    Angel T-man, Aki, Addie, Lorenza, Holly and Zac, thanks for the encouragement! our secretary is such a cheapskate, especially to herself. for a few days she was tormented by her "big" spending on the camera. reading your comments made her feel better.

    lovelots, trudis


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