I was really dreading this Christmas Eve, as my faithful companion of almost 10 years, GingerSnap, passed away right at my feet last Christmas Eve.
Through an inexplicable series of events, triggered by my one and only sister, I became companion of another Papillion. "Penny" has been with me going on five weeks.
The challenge of taking a photo with no outside assistance
I set up my Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 on a tripod, and took several test shots to establish my field of view. Then came the challenge of triggering the camera, with a squirming pooch in hand and a floppy Santa hat, compose myself and "smile," inside a 10 second envelope!
This was the first shot fired after the rehearsal. Penny licked my face! All the stars and spirits came into instant alignment, and I captured it on a 10 second timer delay!
Penny is an elder lady. We are going through the testing of borders; limits. She is experiencing culture shock, (she had three other critters in her old home,) and she is experiencing strange sounds, surroundings and smells.
I have discovered much about myself I had never paid attention to. I'll leave that up to you to decipher.
With an odious presence beginning to cast his shadow over the land, I was looking for an "uplifting message" to share with you.