Sunday, November 24, 2013

Wet Dog

The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.
~ Ambrose Bierce

I know that many of you are huge Benny fans and that there haven't been all that many photos of the little guy recently. Coincidentally, I had the following late summer images planned in this scheduled post when I decided to share the story of Benny's unplanned November dip in the lake. So for those of you who look forward to seeing our little guy, sit back and enjoy a bit of bonus Benny. Just don't let him up on your lap... he's all wet.

Benny loves playing fetch in the lake. If you toss a stick or a ball, he is more than happy to go get it. Just don't count on his returning it to you - unless of course you can entice him with another stick.



Benny swimming
Hey Benny, you're going the wrong way. Turn around a find that ball.





splash ball
There it is.





splash ball2
And there.





splash ball3
And there. I really found it hard to toss a ball and then lift the camera in time to catch the splash, so please indulge me.





splash ball retrieved
Good boy! Bring it on back.





benny shake2
Shake it out, baby!





benny shake3
One more shake and you'l be just about dry.





benny shake
Or not.

More photos coming up soon. Grab a towel on your way out.

69 comments:

ladyfi said...

Awww - love those shaking dog photos!

ADRIAN said...

You did well with the splashes.
Great to see him enjoying himself.

June said...

If you weren't looking, I would have him on my lap in a New York minute.

Brian Miller said...

ha. smiles...a game of fetch can be lots of fun...as long as you are not standing next to him when he shakes dry...lol

Theresa said...

LOVE the quote and it is so true, but even better, Benny himself, wet or dry, he is a fetchingly handsome boy. Please tell him so.

Great pictures, the splashes are impressive as are the shake pics. Wow, a thousand perfect water drops. Amazing what a dogs coat holds and how quickly they can shake it on out too!

Une Angevine said...

oh superbe

DJan said...

LOVE those Benny shots. And you did a great job of getting the splash, Hilary. Wow! :-)

Shammickite said...

A wet dog is usually a reasonably clean dog, although somewhat aromatic. However Tessa prefers rolling in black stinky mud to swimming.... not a good idea when I have to take her home in the back of my car! Good old Benny, keep enjoying life Benny!

CiCi said...

Benny seems like a happy little guy. Hope you are settling into the new digs and enjoying exploring your new area.

Gail Dixon said...

Well I'm a Benny fan, so I really appreciate these! Enjoyed the splash shots (kudos on getting those w/o assistance) and Benny shaking water off. All are wonderful images!

TexWisGirl said...

love it! you caught great kerplunks and great sprinkler works, too!

Anvilcloud said...

Good action shots of both the ball and Benny.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great captures.

Leah J. Utas said...

He's got to be the happiest dog ever.
Great photos.

christopher said...

Nice to know what you like.

And the splash shots look great.

Red said...

I like your quote from Ambrose Bierce. Bierce was a miserable old guy but he wrote great stories. So Bierce's quote was made just for Benny.Nicely done on the "water shaking off."

Tabor said...

What a mess he has left all over my screen!

Midlife Roadtripper said...

I'd say you did a fine job catching the water drops. I had a dog once that loved the water so. We would have to go out and call her in or she would swim all day. Gotta love that energy and the love for the water.

Bob Bushell said...

Well done Hilary, you've managed to catch in very high shutter speed.

Linda Wildenstein said...

love all the water droplet shots. Your pup is such a cutie. One of our Saints used to love the water, snow, mud and the other was a dainty one and would just sit and watch. Animals are truly individuals and yours is a riot. Oma Linda

Mage said...

Oh, my, you so delight me. I'm laughing while I say thank you.

Rita said...

LOL! I love how your camera can catch all of the droplets and splashes! :)

yaya said...

Great shots! Love that little guy! You really caught the splash wonderfully and his drips too..very fun!

Mr Bouchard said...

It's interesting to see how easily dogs can pick up swimming without even getting taught to.

Nice dog by the way! :)

A Cuban In London said...

May I confess that this is the first time I have seen photos of a dog shaking itself out in such high definition? They are so neat and clear. Many thanks. I enjoy this.

Greetings from London.

Stephen Hayes said...

Hurray for Benny the water dog!

ellen abbott said...

these are really great as usual. love the water splash catches.

Scott said...

What a fun post and great job on the splashing ball.

messymimi said...

He always looks like he's having a great time!

Cloudia said...

That made me feel GOOD!



ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
=^..^= <3

Birdie said...

I love Benny pictures so thank you for indulging us.

Linda said...

What fun! Great job on the ball splash shots. Love the after-swim shakes, too.

Terra said...

How cute the way Benny shakes it out.

Rob-bear said...

Good to see Benny again. And you've demonstrated you do not have a dry sense of humour.

blessings and Bear hugs!

Gayle said...

Benny, Benny, Benny…you are the perfect doggie. You are ever so kissable. What grand portraits you have!

Sharon Wagner said...

Shake, shake, shake. Shake, shake shake. Shake your booty Benny.

Jackie said...

Beautifully captured.
I love the ones of the ball hitting the lake's surface, too.
Splendid photos of a happy li'l fella.

Hena Tayeb said...

looks like he had a blast

Lady Lilith BloodCrave said...

Benny looks like he is having a rally nice swim.

Crystal Collier said...

Cute pup, and what great shots! I love the water affects.

Daryl said...

these are superb ... your talent increases daily!

Kat said...

Great shots! I love the ball in the water. I can imagine that was difficult to catch on camera!
Love the shaking pics too! :)

Country Girl said...

Oh so much fun!!

Indrani said...

Love these fun captures. I must try taking them.

Swati Singh said...

Good doggy! all the pictures looking nice.

J Graham said...

Awww....

Amazing clarity and cuteness in these photos!

--crabby

Nikhil said...

The clicks are in amazing clarity. Must say , very well captured.
Benny , the lil. guy looks awesome & seems to have a great time.:D

Linda said...

Great pictures. Benny loves his water time, and has that shaking thing down pat. Just don't stand too close.

sage said...

Great photos and it looks like Benny is having fun!

Kerri Farley said...

Great action shots of the "Benny Shake" .... Love this post!! made my day!

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos of Benny, Hilary!

Barbara Shallue said...

Oh, Benny. What a cutie! Fantastic shots of the shake!!

Betty Manousos said...

aww, what a delightful post!
great action shots of benny! i just want to smooch that cute little face.

xx

Betty Manousos said...

here's wishing you a very happy and family filled Hanukkah!

Pat Hatt said...

Got the prize and then shook off bathing any nearby flies, smart pup

alp said...

Preciosas imágenes... Un abrazo desde Murcia...

Anita said...

These are the kind of pictures that make me smile and laugh. I also love how you captured the splashing of the water and the spray coming from Benny; who by the way, is ready for the Olympics!

photowannabe said...

Terrific splash photos Hilary. Benny sure has a great personality.
Thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes. I think it's going to be a great day.

Dianne said...

even wet he can sit on my lap

Happy everything
Hugs

steviewren said...

What's not to love about a dog with such a big personality.

Happy Hanukkah Hilary!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hi Hilary, You and Benny put a smile on my face! He gives a whole new meaning to "shake it baby"!
Love that little guy.
xo jj

Mage said...

And a wonderful happy holiday to both of you and Benny in your new home.

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Terri Buster said...

Aww, Benny is adorable...and very wet! Have a great weekend!

:.tossan© said...

Splendid photos.
I really like what I see.
Excellent prospects.
a hug

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

You and Benny make me smile:-)

lime said...

i'm totally impressed that you were able to capture those splash shots when you threw the ball yourself.

LOVE the shake it out shots. they are both fun and well lit to see the droplets.

Lisa RedWillow said...

He really has such a great personality. So priceless. Wonderful shots. Happy December my friend.

She Who Carries Camera said...

fantastic shots!