Thursday, October 18, 2012

Oodles

The past three days I was in Mississippi staying with my dad while my stepmom is out of town. We had a great time together, spending Tuesday at a beautiful hunting lodge and Wednesday at a civil war cemetery. During this time, I photographed a variety of deer, flowers, civil war artifacts (from my dad's collection), and gravestones. But out of 461 photos, my favorite set was of Oodles, their half bichon, half maltese (I think) mix. Oodles rules the roost. She growls when it's bedtime, barks when she needs to go out, barks when she's hungry, and is fed by hand—by my otherwise tough dad—out of a crystal bowl. I never got treated so royally when I was a youngster. Well, she is too cute to resist, I must admit.

The moods of Oodles:

Hungry
Inquisitive
Alert
Bored
Concerned
Happy
Annoyed 
Diva
I'll be around later to catch up with everyone! Hope I didn't miss too much while I was away.

39 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

you made me laugh. she really is a bit of a princess, i think. hand fed from a crystal bowl? sheesh!

Brian King said...

haha! Who knew dogs had so many expressions! Great shots!

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

She is ADORABLE and you captured her moods quite well! There are some dogs whose faces will show their emotions/moods....Chewy is one of them, I can always tell what mood he is in or emotion he is experiencing just by his face, whereas Lilibell...her face is a closed book to me, you can never tell what's going on behind that cute face of her's!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love seeing Oodles with her moods!

Linda said...

Oh my gosh! Oodles is adorable. Your captions are perfect for the various moods of Oodles. "Happy" is my favorite, of course. Isn't it everyone's, when you get right down to it?

Ana Eugénio said...

Oodles is a star ;) I love her bored mood and the happy one. but she is adorable in all moods. those are just my favorites. seems you had some fun. I hope to see my dad next year. hopefully on Spring. welcome back sweetie :) xxo

Phil said...

I like the way you matched her ribbon to her tongue. Good captions too Gail.

Buttons said...

Oh Oodles is adorable love the Diva. Time with Dad special. Hugs B

Rosemary Aubut said...

Precious pup Gail! I love the second to the last! Awesome photos!

Evelyn S. said...

Wonderful "mood" series, Gail! What a cute dog. (Personally, I'm glad other people have them, though.)

Terri Buster said...

Goodness that's a cute pup- no wonder she is so spoiled.

Shug said...

Excited to see all your photos, but this one certainly is precious! Oodles is a cutie! I'm figuring she does Rule the Roost!! Glad you had a great time with your dad...special memories made, I'm sure!

hugs girl.
shug

Lisa Gordon said...

Oh my goodness, Gail, she is absolutely precious.
Want to kiss that little nose!
So glad you had a wonderful time with your Dad.
xo.

bailey-road.com said...

She's a cutie!

the wild magnolia said...

cute fur girl.

Renae said...

Gail - she is fabulous! I love each emotion and loved seeing how well her tongue matched her ribbons in her hair!!!

I found the Pond as a small reservoir and it has foot paths to it. Yay!

hootnonny said...

Glad your photoshoot was not as exciting as the one your dad arranged (does turtle ring a bell?)! Oodles is a gorgeous diva!

Tricia said...

Good heavens, she's cute as a button! I'm glad you had a good time on your getaway :)

beth said...

omg...this is too funny and oodles is too cute !!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Oh, she's a doll. It's funny how our fathers mellow with age. So glad you were able to spend time with him. Hold tightly to those moments and enjoy going through your pics. Have a great weekend.

Barbara said...

Crystal bowl? I love that I don't even sense any real sibling rivalry. But I agree, she's too cute to resist! What a fun time it sounds like you had with your dad!

ladyfi said...

She is too adorable and these are lovely shots of her!

Patrice said...

What a cutie!

Starla said...

Ok...I admit that the spoiled pooch at home barks annoyingly so that someone will take him out to play. And bangs the blinds on the back door to be let out.
BUT...he does NOT get hand fed out of a crystal bowl!! hehe!!

I love how you captured all the different expressions!

rainfield61 said...

She is beautiful.

Barb said...

OMG - she's cute!

mitlearmoments said...

This post reminds me of my Expressions of a 10 lb pup post that I recently did. Oodles looks like she is just oodles of fun!!! Beautiful little pup and definitely an awesome breed mix. I have more of Gracie (oddly enough, similar to these) I just haven't posted them yet. So glad to see you back in the blog world and glad you had fun in Ole' Miss! Much love & hugs, Mitzi

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

She is adorable! (I'm glad you're not too jealous ;>)).....Sounds like you kept your dad busy; can't wait to see some photos.

Stewart M said...

I'm not much of a dog person, but even I can see the appeal of that little face!

The parrots are rather wonderful - you can imagine what it was like when I saw them for the first time!

Stewart M - Australia

Nancy Claeys said...

My dad and mom had a shitsu named Fergie -- she ruled the roost as well. What a cute companion for your dad. :)

Danielle said...

My husband and daughter comment at times that I love the dogs more than them....hmmmmm...I wonder why....could it be dogs can't talk???? ;)....I always clarify and tell them they are only attached to me because I feed them...the dogs...not my family...they can fend for themselves ;)...I love the clarity in your photos!!! Did you take these with that macro thingie you purchased a while back? I have that on my 'wish' list.

Renae said...

That pooch has the cutest expressions!

I'll be posting photos from our Birthday celebration for my husband! Thanks.

Mary said...

What a little actor...Oodles is so expressive and very sincere.

Dave said...

Mmm, a dog that rules the roost. Hope they are happy... - Dave

Dianne said...

out of a crystal bowl!!
good for her
and your Dad :)
she has clearly stolen his heart

I love all her many moods
great portraits

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Oodles is adorable and you can tell SHE rules the roost!! Have a wonderful time with your DAD :-}}

Amy Burzese said...

That is one precious dog and love your commentary. I bet it is not spoiled one bit.

Tricia Hays said...

What a cuuutie! Lovin all the faces, esp those pink bows! heheheee

I'm going to email you about your camera...

Michelle said...

Awww...melting over here!