Category Archives: Photography

Sandhill Cranes, Part 2

Was it only a week ago I was watching cranes at sunrise? Feels longer–intense week! Anyway, once the first edges of light crept across the lake, we could see the cranes out there: It’s not often I look at my … Continue reading

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Sandhill Cranes, Part 1

On Sunday, I got to do something I’ve been wanting to do for years–photograph the Sandhill Crane migration. Someday, I’d like to go to the Platte River in Nebraska to see the spring migration, but that’s a bigger trip than … Continue reading

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Big Bog State Recreation Area

Believe it or not, I have some new pictures to share. Between landscaping and training Cricket in the sport of agility, I just haven’t had any opportunity this year to pursue photography. But I took a couple of days this … Continue reading

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Doggie Rehab — Part 9 — Insight

When we got home from the park, I crated Cricket and posted my angst over the whirling dervish episode on Facebook. I have awesome friends, many of whom own dogs, and received a lot of support and advice, which was … Continue reading

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Doggie Rehab — Part 8 — Whirling Dervish

The next day, I took Cricket to a nearby park. The park is mostly grassy fields, so I figured that would help her anxiety, and it did. She wasn’t concerned a bit, and really enjoyed being there. I was getting … Continue reading

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Doggie Rehab — Part 7 — Overcoming the Garage Monster

When I’m working with an anxious animal, there are three main tools I use to help them overcome their fear and face whatever frightens them: luring, distraction, and reassurance. After working with Ray’s severe separation anxiety, the process is fairly … Continue reading

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Doggie Rehab — Part 6 — Letting Go

The next day was Sunday, and it was beautiful and sunny out. Leaving Cricket in her crate, I went out to the garage and found the ramp I’d bought for Ray when his hip dysplasia made it too hard to … Continue reading

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Doggie Rehab — Part 5 — Country Dog, City Dog

I tried walking Cricket around the block again the next day. I’d spoken to Alicia to get her thoughts, and the main bit of wisdom to add to my own assessment was to cross the street if Cricket was afraid … Continue reading

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Doggie Rehab — Part 4 — Fear

Cricket’s first night here was fairly uneventful. When I got home I stuck her in the bathroom and set up the massive wire crate, big enough for a small pony, that I’d gotten for Ray. By the time the crate … Continue reading

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Doggie Rehab — Part 3 — Adoption Day

When I got home from the shelter, I immediately called my friend Alicia. Alicia knows dogs. Alicia also knows bully breeds, having owned an American Staffordshire Terrier named Joxer, and now two Staffordshire Bull Terriers (affectionately called The Adorabulls). I … Continue reading

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