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    I was hoping I wouldn't find this here sounds like you gave her the perfect day out, so sad, so hard ... just so sorry so sorry for your loss for lovely loved Lola I'm sure Harry will look after her and poor Sid, very hard
  2. I've been teaching Saxon to go around (a tree or tree-like things) for over a year now, but I have 2 separate commands for the 2 directions I haven't been clicker training him, he does know the bridge but gets a throw (or 2) of his ball so all his training is quite slow and patient and ad hoc, I tend to have a goal for a week, sometimes I forget or try something else ... anyway I thought he knew the 2 directions well, but the more I tested it the less he seemed to get it ... oops ... so for a while I was only teaching/asking the one direction and he had that no worries, so I tried mixing them both and he was only getting it about 50/50, so I went back to basics with a nice clear verbal and hand signal cue ... and he got it 100% the correct direction. So then I was specifically teaching the verbal ... give clear verbal, delay, then hand signal ... 100% so that was last week, then this week I try from different angles a little, not so regimented in my body language back to 50/50 right and so now I believe the hand signal was only a small part of the picture, that really it's the whole body language that he's going by, he certainly isn't getting the verbal correct and the whole body language picture is ridiculous (cause I've been standing there thinking exactly how I'm gonna make sure I say this right hahaha ... silly slow humans) I think I need to continue to teach the verbal, then vary that silly body language cue so it's simply the hand signal that I thought was what he was going on all this time ... he's probably just been guessing ... he really doesn't care which way, whatever, just throw the ball you fool hahaha He has the spin both directions on 2 separate verbal cues so not sure why this seems so hard
  3. awesome! love all these photos, so well captured of such a fun event! great seeing all the gopro's too, professional pups super cute shepherd pup I couldn't help adoring all such lovely dogs really :)
  4. I bet a lot of tourists make the mistake of touching all those lovely fresh fruit & vegies, amazing colours! looking forward to catching up on your other photos as I get a chance
  5. okay, I admit I've not the attention span to read all of your words, but loving the bits and pieces, the "observations" are cool and you do make me want to visit, great photos again :) nonna is very authentic :) (maybe a stupid comment but I can just see her making a point of checking everything out) anyway
  6. wow, loving your stories and pictures :) particularly enjoy the bobbing boats :)
  7. brilliant!! what a great and fun idea ok, admittedly I watched the video first and was a little horrified to think you were letting him eating not just 1 meat pie but many, but of course not one to be quick to judge I read the first post ... sorry to hear about Digby but such a cool way to spend the time with him
  8. thanks guys :) I got his ashes back today ... I didn't want to get stuck at the vet making these decisions, so had my mother do all that ... it was a pleasant surprise ... couldn't help tearing up ... but to kinda mark the occasion I took Saxon for the drive and ended up taking him for a quick off lead run at a different park to usual. really feels like the end of an era, for so long it was Texas, Jamie and Chester ... and now just Saxon ... not that I feel necessarily that it has to be bad or sad, just is, but yes is sad
  9. thanks all again TSD - thanks heaps, hope you and yours are keeping well. I can't believe I'd forgotten about the Dally thread, all those pictures I posted, a lot of memories there after a quick look :) you know I've gone looking, my external hard drive, pre-2009, is not working, can't believe it, found some hack video stuff (but invaluable) on photobucket, cool that they keep it all Chester is everywhere really, so glad I have so much, it's hard to remember the good old days when the most recent Chester was so different, frail, just not the same brat, so hard, someone mentioned he always looked so happy and kind, that was Chester alright, that tail was always high and wagging
  10. thanks all, I really don't know what else to say I'm so missing him
  11. I'm hopeless with goodbyes I haven't been very active here for quite some time, but I know Chester had admirers so out of respect for him figured I should put together something for those who may remember him fondly my first purebred, a puppy liver spotted dalmatian boy he was toilet trained from the day he came home, not a single accident in the house, but he did cock his leg on an indoor plant while visiting elsewhere, we never had indoor plants at home the most enthusiastic and motivated clicker training officinado a lover not a fighter (one of his least favourable habits, got him his nickname "Chester the molester" by some) the most perfect of running companions, kept me fit for years the most perfect of hot water bottles, that was from week 1 as well, he slept on the bed with me, under the covers, from puppy hood until only recently he could no longer jump on the bed a most handsome and seasoned poser, was always there when I needed him for practising photography 2008 actually now I think about it, he was the reason and motivation behind my two hobbies: dog training and photography, I owe him :) 2009 2010 2011 2012 and from last year, the old boy still had some style :) will miss you baby boy Chess
  12. phew, I don't feel so bad about abandoning as well, and something along the reasons of CC and even with my choice of theme for this fortnight, I feel what I could do is just gap-filling, rather than a nice thought-out process, work and my work-times are really draining me atm changes in rosters seem constant, sleep all over the place and time for things I want to do few and far between, I have so many things I want to do, things I have to do and I keep running out of time even when I get days off, like today, gone already ... I need to win the lotto, get my work time back
  13. oh dear, along with so much else, I've let a lot of things slide lately, here's a quick catch-up, well favs anyway. 138/365 142/365 - b&w film and scanned 161/365 163/365 - at Altona Doggy Beach, sunset, on a bench :D an outtake 164/365 172/365 - cooling off in a hole he dug cheers I've changed my 365 criteria, well I've changed it twice, firstly no longer exclusively Saxon, and then more recently, no more exclusively the film camera, it's become annoying to get last minute crap shots and have to pay for them to be developed, if I'm gonna do those last minute "oh I forgot" shots I would rather they are digital and therefore don't cost me anything, and since half the reason to do this on film was to get comfortable using the camera I have that down now, so it's special occasions only for the film camera :D
  14. I feel really bad that I couldn't do anything for the stranger expressions theme, lost a bunch of days off where I would have spent the time on the theme, due to attending a tracking weekend, then running around trying to catch up with daily life and work, just haven't had the opportunity to get out, I was going to try today and do a late entry, but was too exhausted and spent most my time in bed, not to mention dealing with a dodgy computer that was only replaced today, sorry all my choice of theme: landscape/seascape/architecture ... so you can do one of each, or 3 of 1, or 2 of 1 1 of another, whatever cheers :D
  15. ah bugger! I didn't get a chance to email you kja 'cause I was working, and then generally procrastinating, then got home from work to find my computer had refused to turn on, kept trying everything, and gave up Friday and just bought a new "tower" ... then tried just for the hell of it this morning, still nothing, then off to dog training, got back just now & tried again and it decided to turn on *major expletive* with *resigned joy* ... it's great it's working but so frustrating that I got a new one coming and this one has turned unreliable. anyway, happy to go with the theme (hmm happy is not the word, I'm not confident but will obviously try something) but I guess that means I get to choose next fortnight? I like the list idea! Although that theme list you've just done kja suggests that there are/were between 8-11 of us, you've chosen theme 7, me 8, potentially 3 others still haven't chosen themes? and speaking of the current theme, anyone have a lens length suggestion, I'm guessing 30mm wouldn't be useful, but would 200mm be too "paparazzi"?, and I guess it would also depend on the following question: should we approach the person before and/or after that we photograph, except for crowd shots I've not specifically taken any photo of anyone I don't know?
  16. 130/365 131/365 - more "hold" training :D 132/365 - more with the swizzle-stick 133/365 134/365 135/365 - in front of the clean car 136/365 - one of those times where it's gotten late and because there is no changing ISO's with film you take what you can get light-wise, and then edit it beyond recognition to try and save something lol 137/365 cheers :D
  17. all done for me, just in the nick of time, a lot of rush-editing and wittling down of potentials :) Next time I think I need to get it finalised while still on RDOs really enjoyed seeing what everyone's come up with :D
  18. hey they are some cool links snook thanks :D I like abstract but most of what I would call my attempts have been accidents, and when I try they are a miserable failure, looking forward to spending some more time on this, already did a bit around the place this afternoon, we'll see :D
  19. pheebs - great effort at the party, I like the way you caught the girls pigtails flying on the trampoline mm - great variety :) cute kittens and how cool is that yabby! ~~~~ another catch-up from me: 122/365 - probably my fav. of this bunch 123/365 124/365 125/365 126/365 - I totally forgot to take one 127/365 128/365 129/365 cheers :D
  20. gapvic, really sorry to hear about your grandfather ~~~ hmm just posted up by the skin of my teeth, will catch up with others soon
  21. love your catch-up! mm - willow is so cute :) 114/365 115/365 116/365 117/365 118/365 119/365 120/365 121/365 - he learnt "hold" with this shoot, very impressive :D :D
  22. good work everyone :) I'm still loving Maverick :D hey, that's cool! I'll take that inspiration tab ;-) ~~~~ catch-up again - nothing very good, but daily Saxon :) 104/365 105/365 106/365 107/365 108/365 109/365 110/365 111/365 112/365 - this one is probably my fav from this batch :D 113/365 cheers
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