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. ♥♥♥

Advertisements

365 Project – 6: Napping Paco (January 6, 2012)

Shutter Speed: 1/50, Aperture: F/1.4, ISO: 400


I’m sure this will be the first of many photos of Paco, our 8 1/2 year old lab/retriever.  Sometimes I think he’s part cat because of the way he constantly grooms himself and curls into a tight ball to sleep.  Even at 50+ pounds he’ll still try to crawl into our laps for a snuggle, if we let him.  But, get him outside and he’s all about chasing balls,  obsessing over sticks, swimming beyond shivering and hiking until tomorrow.  He’s our yin-yang puppy and just perfect in every way. 🙂

Read more about my 365 Project: Untouched photos from my Nikon D5000 with 50mm lens