had an enjoyable walk this mornng with one of the sweet shelter dogs, Tommi, who has accompanied me a few times before. Cute little fellow – friendly (except when meeting other dogs he somehow can´t stand, but hey – he´s a Terrier!) and agile, likes to hop on a bench and get cuddled real thoroughly. Lovely weather, cloudy but with a nice summer atmosphere, especially when being surrounded by high grass, wildflowers, fields and medows.
Today, I was lucky to walk with a gorgeous, friendly and…ahem…lively purebred Alaskan Malamute.
Our local shelter presently has 3 of these remarkable dogs from a dog breeder who had to resolve his business. It was a joy to spend the morning with Hardy outdoors, and he sure is very very charming. It´s the first time I encountered an Alaskan Malamute that close and I really am absolutely enchanted.
Maybe next Saturday I bring my running shoes and do him a bit more justice by speeding the “walkies” up a bit…gee!…haw!… 😉
I have a holiday ahead of me and am determined to find the time to finish my two handsome faunian fauns. So keep an eye on this space – there will be news from Faunia in a week or so. The last weeks were too tiresome for me to seriously interact with my muse. At least I took some photos on yesterday´s stroll with my beloved four-pawed-buddy Nando, and having my camera with me I also captured some (for me) everyday-views and quickly played around with colours to “jazz them up”. I really intend to take my camera with me more often, because then I take in my environment in a more intense way, especially when I walk around areas I find extremely familiar and normally would not pay attention to details. And – as you might have noticed – I find animals very inspiring, how they act and how they look, so there will be more of that in my blog´s “photo-corner”. But behold – this will not turn into a sole photo-blog ;-), as there are too many interesting areas in creativity to explore…
What about you, dear readers, what is your personal method of inspiration? How do you get yourself into a creative mood to start with a creative project, and keep up with it until it´s finished? I´d love to hear from you.
We´ve had some wonderful snow this week-end, which seems to be more and more unusual in these parts of the country. So my fluffy companion and I enjoyed the crunchy fresh snow a lot and spent a great two-hour-walk through winterwonderland.
Those of you who know me personally and / or have been following this blog for a while, know that I love dogs very much and go for walks regularly with lovely and adorable shelter dogs. As Christmas is near, quite a few people want to get a puppy as a present. In search for a fourlegged new family member, still too many look at the wrong places and buy a puppy from illegal puppy traders. Believe me – I´d love to have a dog myself, and of course I love puppies, but…
This short animation film caught my attention and even though it´s only available in German, you´ll get the message even if you are not familiar with the language. I know and support the animal welfare organisation that put the film online (www.Vier-Pfoten.org), and I find their work VERY important.
There will be another short blogpost before Christmas – until then: be well and don´t let the pre-Christmas-madness harm you.
for the moment this is the last part of the “snaps transformed” mini – series. Am still skindeep in my struggle with a 3-headed dragon but will fill the upcoming blog-gap with a last post of botanic beauty soon.
Have a nice day and an awesome upcoming weekend – sing, dance and be merry 😉