Daisy Mae and the Blue Jay

The other day I was watching a blue jay in a new bird bath in the backyard. I grabbed my camera to get outside to get a few pics.

Well, Miss. Daisy pushed her way out the door and then put herself in between the bird bath and me like she knew what I was doing. Either that or she wanted to pose for pictures who knows with Miss. Daisy.

The next day while I was looking out the den window I spotted him again this time I stayed in the house and shot through the window using my 400 mm lens. I did this just so Daisy would not know what I was doing lol. She always has to be the center of attention.

He sure is a cute little one and he really seems to love the bird bath.

I have always put the bird baths in the shade and never had a lot of action this one is in the sun most of the day and gets noticed by the birds. Maybe I should move the other two.

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Daisy turns 5 years old

Today is Miss. Daisy’s 5th. birthday.

She got 2 new plastic pools, 3 new balls, a no pull harness so I can walk her easier at the park, breakfast and dinner scraps and plenty of dog treats. We played fetch atleast 4 times today.

Last night she got a 4-pound peanut butter jug that was down to almost nothing but she loves getting the jugs lol.

We did two outdoor photo sessions today one in the early afternoon and one a little bit ago.

Daisy’s favorite game is playing fetch multiple times a day. She gets hot then she dunks in her pool and then she is ready to go again. Notice the ball is in the pool.

She may be a year older and she has slowed down since she was a puppy but she is still very active for a 63# boxer that is 5 years old.

Happy Birthday, Daisy we love you.

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Daisy wanted to pop in and say HEY.

She has had a tough time playing fetch this summer in the heat and we always play in the early morning or later afternoon.

Since it has cooled off some she wants to play all day long.

When she gets hot she goes and gets in her pool to cool off. If she needs a break she will go fetch her ball and then lay under a tree across the backyard. When she is ready to go again she comes running.

She is always cooperative for a picture even if she wants to play fetch at the time.

I love my Daisy girl.

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Security monkeys

This week’s Daily Post photo challenge is Security.

The first monkey I found was the red one and after that, we would buy Daisy a new one when we could find a different color.  We have now collected all six colors of the monkeys.

When she gets a new monkey it becomes her favorite and that is the one she wags around with her.

Does that mean dogs can see color?

Daisy used to bring one monkey to bed at night and now she brings three or four. She acts like a mama dog rounding up her puppies.

After she brings them to bed I will sneak a few of them away from her while she’s distracted. When she notices they are missing she starts frantically looking around for them until they are rounded back up again.

Does this mean dogs can count?

When I was taking these pictures yesterday morning of her and her monkeys little did I know it would fit in perfect with this weeks photo challenge.

Daisy needs the security of her monkeys at bedtime and that is all that matters.

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Boxer bear Daisy

Daisy and I have been having a lot of fun in the studio.

Her serious face cracked me up in this picture but it was perfect for the Boxer Bear hat.

Normally it is just the two us so getting her to look on cue and hold my camera at the same time can be tricky. I normally sit on the ground so that were on the same level so I am not shooting down at her.

We have learned to work together and accomplish what we need to in about 10 minutes time as long as I have plenty of treats.

I think it is time to order a new 11 x 14 for the wall lol.

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