Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Going, Going, Gone and the Mini Posts of the Week

Here are a few photos of Benny doing one of the things he loves best - killing balloons. (That's Frank son #1 in the last pic.)

going1
Going.....



Going2
... going...



gone
Gone!


And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week.

Because I've been away, the Posts of the Week are fewer than usual. I'm hoping to be away again next week and so they'll probably suffer for the next couple of weeks - perhaps most of the summer. I'll keep posting what I can, when I can and hope that you kind folks will point out the great ones that I might be missing.

I won't name a top POTW this week because there are so few, and I'm not even going to categorize them this time either. I'm getting very lazy in my old age.

The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named below.




In no particular order, the Posts of the Week go to:

Peddling Peddlers
by Lailani
at The Green Grass Grows All Around

Beach Dreams
by Slamdunk
at Slam Dunks

Move, Move, Move
by Kathleen
at Easy for Me to Say

A Spot of Tea
by Barb
at One Good Thing

How I Spent the Fourth
by Jim
at Suldog

The Back of the Buick
by Silly Rabbit
at Down Silly Rabbit's Hole
Recommended by: Cricket

Luscious
by Shrinky
at Shrink Wrapped Scream
Recommended by: Cricket


Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you.

48 comments:

Kerry said...

When I look at your photos I wonder if I should lay aside my point-and-shoot, and learn to use my hubbies amazing Nikon.

I love how you capture Benny in mid-air!

Cloudia said...

Can't wait to check them out!


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...louciao... said...

Great action shots! Have Benny's bones in his back legs been replaced with high-tension springs?

ADRIAN said...

Silly dog........The last image is very good.

chariskalee said...

Your Benny can bounce. Wow! I love those shots. Amazing!

Bob Bushell said...

What lucky Benny, he's got his man.

thrviewfinder said...

those are great shots of benny's actions

slommler said...

Benny is in rare form!! Love him!
Hugs
SueAnn

Shrinky said...

Your Benny may be small, but he has the heart of a lion! My Jake is simply terrified of balloons! That last shot is priceless, love the expression on Frank's son's face, we can literally SEE him flinch from the bang!

I am truly touched and beautifully surprised by Cricket's recommendation, thank you so much for posting it, what a wonderful way to open my day - I feel all warm and fluffy inside now!

Birdie said...

That dog is nuts! I am LOL. I still have yet to see a picture where all 4 of his paws are on the ground!

When I was growing up we had this poodle (named Alex) that was mixed with insanity. He used to do things just to make us laugh. And my god the energy!

He never got tired. Ever. We lived in a remote and very small neighborhood. He was a legend. We used to "take him for walks" by driving around the block and he would run beside the car. Most of the time he would beat us home. If we kept driving he would keep running. If he ever did get around to resting all we had to do was whisper his name and he was off again.

The pictures of Benny remind me of him.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

haha! Benny....

Pierre BOYER said...

:-)
Funny dog !
Enjoy your day !

Pierre

Sex, Drugs and Bacon Sandwiches said...

I think I need to take a balloon home for my dog this evening :) Great posts to check out. I read Shrinky's, it was fab.

Brian Miller said...

ha benny is a trip...and congrats to everyone!

Mental P Mama said...

Can never get enough Benny! And, congrats to all the honorees!

Suldog said...

Hilary:

As always, thanks for reading. Any time you choose one of mine to be highlighted, it's a special thrill. Your praise is very much appreciated!

Slamdunk said...

Fantastic photos Hilary, and thanks for the recognition with your POTW.

One of our kids fav Internet videos is the jack russell that pops balloons and appeared on one of the late night talk shows. They laugh everytime.

Off to visit your other winners...

DJan said...

Benny is such a great dog, and he sure knows how to jump with his whole body! Captured perfectly, as usual.

Maggie May said...

Killing balloons! Love it.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

TechnoBabe said...

I remember some photos of Benny indoors last year taking on a balloon. Nice pictures showing Benny pursuing the balloon still.

I will check out your recommendations. I read Suldog already and will check out what Cricket recommends. Hope you are having a great week.

the Bag Lady said...

Ah, Benny, how we love thee!

Great action shots, Hilary. Hope your summer is going well.

Snappy Di said...

As always, I adore the photos of your pup. He's such a go-getter!

Okay, now off to see what the posts of this week are. Always enjoy seeing your list!

Di

Sandra said...

If you want to get my attention, all you have to do is post pictures of Benny. I think he is so cute -- he makes me want to get one like him. Now I just have to convince the other half of this household. Not holding out much hope though because, as the old saying goes, "You can always tell a German, but you can't tell him much!" :)

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Lovely series of photos...they would look cute in a kid's room or a (hahameow)Rumpus Room. Thanks for visiting our bloggie the other day, we luv visitors!

Daryl said...

Suldog's post is truly an original at its very best .. and no sports! .. LOL .. congrats to all ..

Pauline said...

Once again some fine reads - thanks, Hilary. Benny cracks me up!

Marinela said...

Beautiful actions pics!
I love those amazing images :)

Lantern Peems

Anvilcloud said...

Jumpin Jimminy

Susan in the Boonies said...

What great photos of Benny! Congratulations to all the winners!

missing moments said...

Good way to burn off energy! Silly doggie! Looking forward to checking out the posts!

Sarah Knight said...

Very cool : )

Barb said...

Hilary, I had to call my husband for this series, and we both burst out laughing. What joy! Now, of course I want to know did you hand-hold the camera or use a tripod? I rarely use a tripod, but as I get older (and older) it's harder to hold the camera absolutely still. I thank you for including me in the illustrious company of POTW - I appreciate it.

silly rabbit said...

Go Benny! He made me laugh out loud. I can see that he's a very happy fellow and the pics are great! The delay on my camera screws up shots like this.
I am very honored by being mentioned here! Completely surprised and delighted. Thanks to you and to Cricket for mentioning me!
You can bet I'll be checking out the others. I love to read as well as write. So many wonderful tales out there! =:)

Cloudia said...

Benny!!!!!!!!!!

Kathleen said...

I am eternally grateful for Benny pix! Thank you for making my day by featuring that delightful creature!! And thank you for the Post of the Week mention. SO much fun to meet new bloggers by way of your mentions. You keep us connected, dear Hilary. Much appreciated!

yaya said...

Such beautiful pics as usual and your dog is the cutest! My Sis has one just like that! Very energetic!

SandyCarlson said...

Benny. Thank you. Now I can go to sleep. My day is so much more than complete.

Thanks for highlighting these posts.

Kappa no He said...

I've missed visiting friends' blogs and I've missed you and I've missed the B-Dawg. Need to take some time, relax and catch up.

Hilary said...

Thanks very much, everyone... for stopping by, for leaving kind comments and for supporting the POTW bloggers. You folks are the best!

Welcome to some new faces among the crowd. I'll be by to visit blogs.. soonish!

lailani said...

Thank you Hilary! It was fun to open up several new comments! Thank you for the compliment of being on your list!

Have a great time playing... :)

Mage said...

We love you and Bennie however we find you. Yup, I will read those later in the cool of the evening. Have a great week.

Andrew said...

Haha so lovely to see...

Kerri said...

How Fun!!!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

omg!! benny looks so happy!

i love these action shots!gorgeous!
simply gorgeous!

betty xx

Barbara said...

Great shots. Benny's a hoot! Congrats to the POTW and enjoy your break!!

Gary said...

Loving the dog/balloon picture series.

Anita said...

Did you plan that orange balloon in the midst of all that green background? :) If makes for a perfect picture. Of course Benny had to be a part of it!

Kelly H-Y said...

LOVE those pics of Benny with the bright orange balloon! :-)