365 Project: Doggy Paco after his toe amputation :( (October 7, 2013)

Our ten-year-old lab retriever, Paco, who just had his toe amputated last Friday. 😦 241

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365 Project – 185: Reflection of a photo bomber (July 5, 2013) #photobomb #funnydog #picsoftheday #portangeles

During our evening dog walk I thought I’d shoot the reflection of the mountain relief in the perfectly still water of this fountain. Then, Paco decided to check out his own reflection and photo bomb my shot! He’s famous for photo bombing my pics but, once again, he made the shot way more interesting. I love Paco, my photo bomber! LOL

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365 Project – 10: Paco’s soulful, memory-stirring eyes (January 10, 2013)

ISO 400, f/1.4, 1/3200 sec, flash (Nikon D7000 with 85mm/1.4G lens)

ISO 400, f/1.4, 1/3200 sec (Nikon D7000 with 85mm/1.4G lens)

Oh, these beautiful eyes reach into my soul and still my heart. Almost 10 years ago we got Paco when we were having a hard time getting pregnant. To cope with my maternal pangs we got this 7 week-old puppy, the runt of the litter with no tail, and he comforted me through 3 1/2 years of every negative preggo test, failed fertility treatments, and miscarriages. So, I refer to Paco as my soulmate and my firstborn. When I was upset he would just stare at me with those soulful eyes and “tell” me that everything was going to be okay. He’d let my wet tears fall on his soft fur and while raising him he taught me that I had the makings of a caring, thoughtful parent. One day, while we were starting the adoption process, I miraculously got pregnant (I found out at the dentist office…that’s another story), even after we quit fertility treatments and after the docs gave us dismal news about our poor chances to conceive. I’m grateful for our miracle daughter, now 7 years old, and our sweet, sweet Paco. These eyes are soulful, magical, comforting, healing, heartwarming and memory-stirring. ♥♥♥

365 Project – 355: Day 20 iHeartFaces photo challenge – “furry faces” (December 20, 2012)

Shutter Speed: 1/1250, Aperture: F/3.2, ISO: 200

Shutter Speed: 1/1250, Aperture: F/3.2, ISO: 200

Paco, our almost 10 year-old sweet puppy 🙂

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365 Project – 272: Naptime for puppy Keiko (September 29, 2012)

Shutter Speed: 1/2500, Aperture: F/2.8, ISO: 400

See more of my 365 Project: Untouched photos from my Nikon D5000 with 50mm lens