One of my favourite things to do is take my dog, Indie, to the pub with me. It’s very sociable. A lot of people will approach you and start conversations. She also enjoys being by my side while I sip on a gin and tonic.
Happy birthday, Indie. Although I’m not 100% sure when her birthday is, I got Indie from the SSPCA in November 2006. I was told she was around 6 months old at that point, which means her birthday is some time around now.
This year has been tough. Indie had a tumour cut out and got pancreatitis in the space of 4 weeks. She’s definitely back to her normal self now, which I’m relieved about. Love you, girl!
Every week for 52 weeks I took a photo of my dog. I thought it’d be a great idea; I was snapping photos of Indie all the time and figured it would be nice to look back on in the future. To begin with I had a lot of enthusiasm for the ‘project’, but towards the end became lazy and dragged my heels. There are some photos here that make me cringe, but pushing myself as a photographer wasn’t what this collection was about.
It’s about Indie and how much she warms my heart on a daily basis, therefore capturing my life with her for a short period of time. I don’t know much about Indie’s background; how old she is or how many homes she’s had (I know I am at least her third, and she is probably about 7 years old now), but I know she is a lot of fun to have in my life and that’s why I took these photos.
I hope you’ve been keeping up with my 52 weeks of Indie project? I have a lot of outtakes, I just never edit or do anything with them. Except today. I had a hard time deciding between this one and the one that made it onto Flickr. I like the sausage (sausage is a funny word) in this one, but prefer the composition in the other shot, even if there is a lot of negative space.
OK! So I have started a project where I’ll be taking a photograph of my dog, Indie, every week. The problem is, she’s so photogenic I end up with more than one shot, so I figured I’d post the outtakes on my blog and the real deal on my Flickr. Then when it’s all wrapped up, I’ll have the whole set published on my portfolio. Sheesh!
I would like to formally introduce you to my dog, Indie. I don’t think I’ve done that yet, have I? Indie is from Cardonald Cat and Dog home. She was dumped at the grounds where it took staff 4 days to catch her (it was only because she got stuck in a fence that she was eventually caught). She was quickly re-homed, but they brought her back after a week because she was difficult. I’ve had her for 4 years, I think.
I also took this photo of her just a few minutes ago. I think she got a good home, huh? Oh, and if my mum sees this, yes, I know I still haven’t called the estate agent …
Well, that’s summer gone. We didn’t have many good days. With being a wedding photographer it felt like I was always working on the sunny days we did get. Nic and I managed to finish work early one Friday in September, however, and take our dogs up Conic Hill.
Indie had an operation this year to remove a lump, so I’m wary of what she’s capable of now she’s getting old. I said to Nic, “Let’s keep an eye on Indie and only walk as far as she wants”. Well, Indie pulled us right to the top. She’s a trooper!