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Exciting news, and photos of the pups!

Spatx
March 5th, 2010, 08:03 AM
Well, I'm excited! I decided to take a leap and see if I could start to bring my photography to the next level. I decided to apply to colleges in Ontario and spend 2 years in a program being challenged and learning. I have one more portfolio review left to do later tonight, just getting the finishing touches on it ready.

But thats not the only reason I'm excited - I already heard back from one of the colleges, and I've been accepted! I'm thrilled to know I'll be taking photography in September. I don't know where yet, it depends if I get more offers, but I'm so happy that I already have one option! I should find out in about 3 weeks about the other colleges.

So here are some latest photos of the dogs. Nova first, she's my muse and practice model :laughing:

Tracking a frisbee in the air
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2782/4406527151_b76eb88b38.jpg

So muddy out these past few days. Dogs need to be bathed everytime we get home.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4411324475_a17d89b0d1.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4038/4406965440_8cb6472188.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4045/4411324073_c18c2a9562.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4056/4412090644_e05543d539.jpg

Nova with my two new baby rats. She adores them and is just perfectly behaved around them.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2514/4405228910_0ac6c9c5f8.jpg

Spatx
March 5th, 2010, 08:04 AM
Nova being squashed by Cody... haha!
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4026/4401872701_fc7fa03ff4.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4002/4395102163_7d9676e062.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4049/4391912251_8f8e080ca0.jpg

Naughty girl chewed a highlighter... she knows she is guilty!
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4002/4392615746_faa9138033.jpg

Nova's pretty eyes
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4029/4358611672_7d878dcf72.jpg

Spatx
March 5th, 2010, 08:05 AM
And some photos of Cody, who is much harder to take pics of because he won't stop barking at me (and won't stand more than two feet away!) when the camera comes out... goofy boy! Thats what happens when you teach a food motivated dog that camera = treat time!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/4331782391_f085588bbe.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2718/4332519244_e76e8e9520.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4045/4402479886_fe150341d7.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2770/4331783221_0e4450107f.jpg

So here is the solution to the problem... get Nova to walk him away from me! Lol
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4043/4307143302_0c1e438ccf.jpg

14+kitties
March 5th, 2010, 08:16 AM
Great news Spatx!!!! :highfive:
Now don't forget the pics of the kitties!! :p

Love4himies
March 5th, 2010, 08:20 AM
I am so happy for you! Good luck, and great pics :cloud9:

ancientgirl
March 5th, 2010, 08:25 AM
Congratulations! I love photography, and studied it one and off for a couple of years.

I love the photos. Especially the last one of Nova leading Cody away.:laughing:

hazelrunpack
March 5th, 2010, 09:23 AM
Congratulations, Spatx!!! :highfive: Very exciting!!!


Argghhhh! I gotta remember to talk to the phone company about DSL today!!! I can't download most of the pics! But I can get the top half of the one where Nova is half-way to the moon bringing down the frisky frisbee!!! Good job, Spatx! What a shot!!

shirley1011
March 5th, 2010, 09:36 AM
beautiful pics...wish I was that good! and your dogs let you bath them everytime....not ours...they run and hide at the sound of water!

Shaykeija
March 5th, 2010, 10:17 AM
I like the one with the rats. Look like Nova is thinking.."Hmmm now how Am I going to explain this to my husband" LOL

mummummum
March 5th, 2010, 10:34 AM
I like the one with the rats. Look like Nova is thinking.."Hmmm now how Am I going to explain this to my husband" LOL

I was thinking the same thing! :laughing:

Frenchy
March 5th, 2010, 01:55 PM
I love all the pictures , Nova is the perfect model :lovestruck: and the one with the rats is hilarious :laughing: and that second pic of Cody .... :cloud9:

and congratulations to you !! :thumbs up

Tundra_Queen
March 5th, 2010, 02:23 PM
Congratulations!! Great pics and the one of the ratsis terrific! :laughing:

Frenchy
March 5th, 2010, 02:26 PM
I keep going back to the rats picture :laughing: it really look like those Disney movies where the pets are talking ... Nova seem to be explaining to the rats the house rules :laughing:

chico2
March 5th, 2010, 03:56 PM
Aww Spatx,Nova and the rats,fantastic pic,Nova is just sooo beautiful:lovestruck:
Love all the pics,little Cody is adorable too.
I am sure you'll love to study Photography,you are certainly on your way,great pics:thumbs up

Dee-O-Gee
March 5th, 2010, 11:37 PM
I love the picture of Nova convincing Cody to just "step aside and ignore that camera thing in your face!" :D

All your pictures are fabulous and congratulations on the acceptance. :thumbs up

TeriM
March 5th, 2010, 11:43 PM
Gorgeous pictures of the furries, those are some amazing action shots :cloud9:.

Congrats on the school thing as well :thumbs up.

growler~GateKeeper
March 9th, 2010, 12:16 AM
Congrats on the school acceptance :thumbs up :highfive:

Nova & Cody are perfect subjects to fill out your portfolio & practice techniques on.

So here is the solution to the problem... get Nova to walk him away from me! Lol

:laughing: Good thinking those two together always have great/funny ~usually teethy :D~ moments

JennieV
March 9th, 2010, 09:29 AM
Awesome pics!!
:thumbs up
I love how photogenic Nova is, its awesome!

cell
March 9th, 2010, 02:36 PM
Nice to see your doggies like rats, Leo wants to play with mine desperately, but I don't know if I can risk them being made into a squeak squeak toy.

Do you have to hose your dogs down every time you come back in from wet/muddy play? or do you do just a wipe down?

Luvmypitgirls
March 9th, 2010, 02:50 PM
Ohhhhhh Nova:lovestruck:
I love the pic with Nova and the two rats:lovestruck:

Spatx
March 9th, 2010, 06:17 PM
Thanks for the comments and congrats! :goodvibes:

I have to bring them upstairs into the bathtub and rinse them down from head to toe. I actually had to get out the soap last night because Nova was just so stinky from the mud and there was little pieces of plant matter that just wouldn't rinse out (evil burrs and similar plants!)

I have new photos of her muddiness, and following bathtime. I'll have to post them, too funny :D

Dee-O-Gee
March 9th, 2010, 10:24 PM
Ooohh love muddiness and bath time snaps especially when they're funny! :thumbs up