"Ruffie" 100 Dog Strangers


Meet Ruffi! Named after the famed "Ruffian" the greatest thoroughbred filly of all time. Nicknamed Queen of the Fillies, Ruffian won the Triple Tiara in 1975. In a match against that years Triple Crown winner "Foolish Pleasure"at Belmont Park, Ruffian broke her leg. They repaired her leg but when she began to re-awaken after surgery she became frantic and further damaged her leg. She was sadly euthanized .
Adding to my
The Canine version of "100 Strangers".
A photographic record of all the wonderful dogs I meet in my travels.
 Began in 2012 and ending... TBD.

Frolicking in the Waves - 100 Dog Strangers

Participating in Wordless Wednesday

Adding to my
The Canine version of "100 Strangers".
A photographic record of all the wonderful dogs I meet in my travels.
 Began in 2012 and ending... TBD.

Bashful Peonies


Peonies! What is not to love about these show stopping blooms! Every year we attend the Botanical Gardens Peony Festival and take in the fragrant and humongous blooms. I am still dreaming about one day owning the 100mm 2.8 Macro lens but for now I enjoyed trying out a macro filter over my 85mm lens.


There is a lot of history around Peonies. They are also referred to as "the plant of healing" and thought to keep evil spirits away.



Greek mythology says the flower Peony is named after Paeon who was a mortal known as the physician to the Gods.  Paeon was asked by Leto (the goddess of fertility and Apollo's Mother) to find a flower that would sooth pain for women in childbirth. Paeon's mentor Asclepius had such a jealous rage that Zeus thought it best to turn Paeon into a Peony to save his life. 



Peonies come can be red, pink, white, orange or yellow and the blooms can reach 8 inches in size.


This was a dog friendly event so Kodee and Becky tagged along for the fun. Becky's goal for the day was to enthusiastically greet all who passed her. Kodee had a mission too - it was to attempt eating the flowers scattered on the ground. Not a good idea Kodee considering peonies are toxic to dogs!


The peony gardens turned out to be an appropriate spot to photograph Kodee's for my "12 Months For Dogs" FlickR group project because June's theme was "Seasonal". If a magazine ever existed called Dogs & Gardens I know I would be first in line to subscribe!

6/12 Kodee 2014 "Seasonal"

Joining in the fun with  "Today's Flowers"

Dandelion Wishes

5/12 Kodee 2014 "Exploring"

Hiking is a favourite activity of Kodee's. - she loves an adventure exploring new places. I join in each month on a photography group on FlickR called "12 Months For Dogs". This photo was my pick for the month of May's theme "Exploring".


I have learned when one wants to photograph their dogs in a fresh field of Dandelions it is best to NOT wear
new and light coloured clothes :S.



The girls love a love a romp through a field especially when the end result is getting to Mom who is holding a treat as a reward for letting her get the photo she is after.


Some see a weed.
Some see a wish.
~ Anonymous 
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