This beautiful dog, named Zoë really seems to be saying in no uncertain words “This is my baby”! I was visiting my friend with her tiny, gorgeous new baby, Scarlett when I met her lovely year old dog Zoë for the first time. She was boisterous and determined to jump all over me in her excitement. For the first time I tried out the famous “don’t look at her, don’t talk to her, don’t touch her” trick of the Dog Whisperer (Cesar Milan). We both were amazed at how quickly Zoë relaxed and calmly sat to watch me. She was still and quiet while I moved around, letting me take her photograph (she didn’t see my eyes looking at her behind the camera), while little Scarlett and her mum chatted with me. After she calmed down (Zoë I mean) we had a good pat as her reward!

I love those eyes that look at us with such warmth and wisdom.

I’m so sorry that I have neglected my postings lately. I have been very busy after my bout with the flu’ helping with the Camera Basics mentorship. I hope to get back to resume my regular programming once the mentorship is over in a couple of weeks!

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42 Responses

  1. Yes, it's a Dog Whisperer trick that I learned by watching umpteen thousand of his Youtube videos while trying to tame Joni as a pup. (She was the pup from h*ll, I have to say.) +Beena R and thank you. She has a sweet character, just a little exuberant!

  2. Beautiful Zoe and a beautiful shot of her! I didn't know this trick that made dogs feel comfortable, otherwise I could have used that when I met this gorgeous dog that was going to be adopted by my friend's family 🙂

  3. Such a shame, but I had the same issue. I disabled the ad blocker for the time it took me to read it (it's National Geographic, I didn't look at the ads and enabled it again once I read the article. Just do a Google search for Inky Octopus escape +Lynn David Newton

  4. In your defence, +Sandra Nesbit – it is only Tuesday, so you are a very "good" woofwednesday Mom in my books! Thanks so much, Sandra.

    Thanks a lot +Jasbir S. Randhawa

    Thank you +Alan Mason 🙂 She really is a lovely dog. I love them too!

    Thanks so much +Shelly Gunderson – although I ask people to use that technique when they come to visit us, as Joni is so enthusiastic, most don't really do it and so it doesn't work. I followed it through and both my friend and I were amazed at how she calmed right down.

    Thank you so much for the reshare and the note, +HQSP Animals and +Andy Smith

    Thanks so much, Linda! +Linda Jess

    I thought they were, too, +Marie, LMB and now my friend thinks I always sit in people's living rooms with a camera pressed to my face! She really does seem to be protecting her, but in a very respectful and not at all menacing way.

    +HQSP Promotion thank you so very much for this! I am thrilled to be on the Promotion page! Thanks +Andy Smith

    Thank you +Saeed Hakeem

    Thanks +Susan Gabriel – they do look soul filled, great expression!

    Thank you +guy laurent she is lovely.

    +Breanna Roberts – they really can make a great photo! Thanks.

    I wanted to use that, Steve, the choice was intentional. The baby was moving around so much, far more than the dog, that it wasn't easy to get one with them both in comfortably. Many thanks for commenting. +Steve Kilbride

    Thanks a lot +Kitten KaboodleInc – I thought her eyes were special and she had such a dignified look about her. Had to catch it! Thanks so much.

  5. Zoe is gorgeous and photo worthy! I love dogs eyes in photographs and this one really is a beauty. Thanks for spending your time in Camera Basics.

    1. Thanks a lot for the lovely comment, Cathy! I am with you in that I always love seeing dogs’ eyes and how expressive they are! They just capture your heart! You are so welcome, Cathy, it is such fun working with the great bunch of people in the group. I’m looking forward to our module… starting very soon!


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