Dog Days

Need water for my licker!

Need water for my licker!

It’s time for that hot mess in the middle of your week we like to call Picture Day picture dayWednesdays here at The Nest!  While I certainly haven’t milked my zoo trip pictures for all they’re worth quite yet, I am going to take a bit of a break from them at least for today.  By the time you read this, I will be on Day 3 of my monthly four day paid respite from stocking shit paper at Mecca… and with even more free time to sit around and do nothing, I forced myself to go outside and take a walk on the nearby trail like I used to do quite frequently when I first moved out this way.  It was 9:30 AM and already a good, muggy 85 degrees (Or 302 if you prefer the Kelvin scale)… but I needed the exercise, and more importantly some fresh photo inspiration.  I tucked away my old pocket sized camera and was determined to shoot something of interest on my 40 minute walkabout…

Big dog needs a bigger fence...

Big dog needs a bigger fence…

On my way back up the trail, someone let their giant mongrel outside to get a little fresh air of its own.  And of course, being a dog, it decided to bark its head off at me as I went by.  Do you see him in that crappy picture I took up there?  He’s poking his head over the deck on the far right, eying me like I’m a walking Beggin Strip.  I had a bad experience with a neighborhood doberman when I was a kid, and that’s always in the back of my mind whenever I get ambushed by a strange dog…

Why don't you use that tongue to wash your house instead of yapping at me?

Why don’t you use that tongue to wash your house instead of yapping at me?

He never came off the deck, apparently realizing that I could hear him perfectly fine from where he was at.  And I’m sure he was a nice enough little pooch… heck, he didn’t mind that I had to stop for about 10 seconds while my archaic camera took that second photo of him.  Judging by what would appear to be the handle end of a net on that deck, I’d assume there’s a pool in that yard, and I think that hot dog oughta treat himself to a little cooling soak.  Assuming his owners even know what water is based on the condition of that house and fence…

Do I have to keep everything clean around here?

Do I have to keep everything clean around here?

Come back next Wednesday for another photo that should be thrown to the wolves…


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23 Responses to Dog Days

  1. EEEK…….that dog thought you were a “meals on wheels”………….and the dog in the dishwasher? Good old fashioned way to clean dishes without using electricity OR water. What’s wrong with that?! 😉


    • I love the picture of Dishwasher Dog and use it frequently. My cats refuse to clean the dishes for me, but will happily lick themselves all day long…

      • I have a dishwasher dog that I’ve used on Sam’s “Bacon Saturdays”……different dog but you can always count on a dog to clean dishes for you whereas a cat would rather clean up their PERSONAL areas!

  2. Our dogs bark and anything that moves and a lot of things that not ONLY don’t move, but as far as we mere mortals can tell, don’t exist at all. For this reason, some writers have imagined dogs have the ability to see through dimension because … why else would they be barking? Why indeed.

    • It was the dog who was able to find the girl who fell into another dimension in the Twilight Zone episode. That may be true, and cats might have the ability as well. Mine seem to be always scowling at something completely invisible to me…

  3. draliman says:

    I’m glad you weren’t mauled to within an inch of your life 🙂

    • That has always been a great saying, and I’ve wondered who does the measuring. Is there a way to tell when you are exactly one inch away from meeting your maker, and where can I pick up one of those rulers?

  4. I like the idea to clean the house that way… could be a good thing to get easy tired too LOL. I understand you that this doberman-adventure will be always in your mind… don’t laugh but I be careful with wa-wa’s… one of them tried to eat my ankle and that was the only time a dog seriously hurt me (7 stitches) :o(((

    • Anklebiters are the worst! We had a terror on wheels dachshund that lived for 16 years and chewed off the ankles of just about everyone in the neighborhood. He was the reason I had my most recent tetanus shot….

  5. gentlestitches says:

    I got bitten on the shin by an apricot poodle once. Ouch and for no reason, he just snuck up and bit me. That dog looks like it would eat someone rather than bite them. 😀

  6. Trisha says:

    Barking at people going by seems to be a popular pastime for dogs. Smarty loves it. His morning just isn’t complete if he doesn’t get to scare kids away from our yard. (He only thinks he’s scaring them away. Really they’re just on their way to school.) I love that dog’s lopsided ears!

    • I wish I could have gotten a close up of him because I like the way the second photo came out, but the zoom on my old camera is crappy. But it’s flat and less bulky than my good camera and could pass for a smartphone by any onlookers. For some reason I think people would find you less creepy taking random photos with a phone than with a real camera these days…

      • Trisha says:

        Getting out the long lens makes me feel stalkerish and I get weird looks. No one seems to even notice when I take photos with my phone though. Plus, it’s so small and light that I’m willing to sacrifice getting close-ups sometimes.

  7. Merbear74 says:

    i was also attached by dogs as a kid (two of them.) So, I am weird around strange dogs myself. But, I love my own dogs, because they wouldn’t hurt me.
    The mailman or the neighborhood prostitute on the other hand…

  8. ody & biskit ~~~~~~
    dawg two….now yur talkin smart pup !! 🙂 ♥♥

  9. Piglove says:

    I’m sorry – I could’t get past you looking like a beggin’ strip. OMP – that is hilarious. I mean not that your hot to want to chow down on but the wording – hilarious. I mean dude I can relate. Sometimes daddy gives me that look. Can you imagine? XOXO – Bacon

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