Awwww September 24th

September 24, 2009

It’s really difficult to get photos of Watson.  First, because his white face wants to disappear in the light of the flash, and second because he will not hold still (Remember the “Ikey, Hold Still” photos that Carolyn posted in late 2007?)  Well, Ikey grew up to be Chase and I’m afraid he passed that St. Vitus Dance gene to Watson.  Abel is not into thrashing around and he doesn’t have a white face, so there is always a chance of getting a decent photo of him.  Here they are from this morning — a tad out of focus.  I don’t believe in torturing puppies, so for the next week or so, we’ll just do the best we can with the little wiggly boys.

Watson 9-24-09Little Fat Face Watson

Abel 9-24-09Good morning, Abel


  1. C-Myste says:

    Such fat and shiney little pigs.

    I find that I have better camera results sometimes on this kind of picture taking them without flash and then using photoshop to lighten them. You might give that a try.

  2. Alden says:

    Oh! Watson’s nose is getting a bit of black pigment. Stop squirming, so that Penni can get a good picture of you. Right now you look like an albino mole. 🙂

  3. Kathy says:

    Ditto to Carolyn’s comment about not using a flash to take photos of the white-faced dogs. I have the same issue when trying to take pictures of Sage. The flash washes out all of his nice cream coloration. Putting him in good natural light and using software to balance the highlights does tend to work better. Sometimes this does result in photos that are not as crisp as I’d like, but still better than the overexposed look. You’ll figure out what works.

    And, thanks for posting the information on tracking resources. Sage is actually showing signs of being a good tracking dog!

  4. Lani says:

    I just had Pete come over to look at pics of your cute boys – particularly Watson’s markings. His comments: “Awww.” Quickly followed by “it looks like he’s wearing a little bra on his head.”

    I thought you might enjoy that one 😉

  5. Alden says:

    Perhaps his name should be “Weird Science?” Remember the movie where the two boys wore bras on their heads to bring a Barbie Doll to life? Either way, he’s definitely an “A” cup. 😉