Sh’Borkie

Weekly Photo Challenge: New

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Rusty

There’s all kind of experimentation in the dog breeding world, and while I am not a big fan of this practice I will say that I am partial to this little guy.

Rusty is a Shitzu/Bichon/Yorkie, or a Sh’borkie.

This cutie pie was new to my brother two and a half years ago and gave him a whole new lease on life, for which I’ll always be grateful.

Thanks for visiting,

Dorothy

©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2015

Favourite Images … 2014

 

The year 2014 was a year of ups and downs and highs and lows, but all in all I’d say it was a good year for me.

I have a lot for which to be grateful and I’m mindful of this every day.

Herewith a review of some of my favourite images posted to this blog last year.

A reminder to me of the beauty there is to be enjoyed in our amazing world.

Enjoy and Happy New Year!!

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Salisbury Juxtaposition

Salisbury Cathedral
Taken from Old Sarum, Wiltshire

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Swans

Swans
The Thames at Windsor, Berkshire

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Which way?

Snowed In
Mount Albert, Ontario

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Winter

 Snow Day
King Township, Ontario

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Isle of Wight

Sunset
Isle of Wight

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Abbey

Abbey ~ the most beautiful girlie in the world … to me.

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Man on Snow Hill

On Snow Hill
Windsor Great Park

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Between

Burning sky
Firenze

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Tuscan Sunrise

Morning Mist
Near Iano, Tuscany

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Leaving Pitti

Exiting the Pitti Palace
Firenze

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Radiant

Sunset
Near Iano, Tuscany

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Grand Canal

Classic Venizia

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Muzzle

The softest nose

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The Master Arrives

The Riding Master

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Walking the Dog

Walking the dog
Venizia

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Concert Master

The Maestro
Firenze

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Chillin'

Shakespeare

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What light?

Dawn
Near Iano, Tuscany

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Descent

The rainbow
Niagara Falls, Ontario

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When I'm tired. I rest. Growing up is hard work and such an adventure. ... Aren't I cute?

Spirit Dancer born August 2014
Symbolic of a new lease on life as we enter the new year.

Wishing you much peace, joy, abundance and happiness in 2015.

Thanks for visiting,

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2015

Abbey

Monochrome Madness: Week 36

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Portrait of Abbey

The dog can only become what’s in your bubble. The dog is imitating the energy that is in your bubble. You are the source, the feast of energy. If you feel anxious, the dog becomes anxious with you. If you become nervous, the dog wakes up nervous with you.
Cesar Millan

… and I would add that if you are calm your dog is calm with you.

This is my darling Abbey. In this particular moment my mirror of serenity in the back garden.

So beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by …

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2014

A Walk on Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day morning I was up early to take my beautiful dog, Abbey, for a walk.

The weather was perfect for a gentle amble around the neighbourhood and through the park. We stopped by the stream and sat on a rock as the water babbled and burbled by our feet, birds of variety singing their May song and the sun’s rays warming our backs.

When it was time to go home we walked back through the park. Two small dogs, both off leash, ran over to us and attacked my beautiful girl (who was leashed). Their delinquent owners couldn’t call them off and so came bounding over to retrieve them, which they did with some difficulty.

Bless her, Abbey did not react to these two canine hooligans, but simply stuck close while I did my best to fend them off.

When we were finally able to remove ourselves from the situation, I sat Abbey down and gave her a big hug.

Such a good girl.

At home she looked so beautiful lying by the front door I simply had to capture the moment.

Abbey

 If she could wish me a Happy Mother’s Day I know she would, as I wish a Happy Mother’s Day to women everywhere who find joy in their children.

Love my girlie.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy 🙂

©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2014

 

 

My Four-Legged, Furry Family

Weekly Photo Challenge: Family

There are many kinds of family.

For this challenge I’m focusing on my furry, four-legged family.

I do not believe we can “own” animals. I believe that when an animal graces our lives with its presence it is a great blessing and we will be held accountable, at some point, for our stewardship over it.

My little furry family blesses my life in so many ways they cannot be numbered, and I care for them the very best I can in return.

Thank you for visiting …

Dorothy 🙂

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©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2014 

Shout Outs

Travels and Trifles

Sunrise Adventures

NorthWest Frame of Mind

Confusion Reigns. Well, not completely …

Daily Prompt: Confusion

As I write this my eyes drift to the right of the computer screen occasionally. I’m wondering when the heck the last 20 per cent or so of my wedding photo book, which I’m uploading (downloading?) to Apple, is finally going to transfer its cyber-butt into the ether.

I’ve been sitting here for more than 90 minutes already, waiting for the royal blue measuring stick to reach the end. Chained to my computer, am I, because to leave would render it to “sleep.” The upload would cancel and I’d have to start the process all … over … again.

I’d prefer not to do that.

It’s not that my computer is old, or slow. We purchased this lovely spanking new Apple desktop with all its bells and whistles this past the summer. It’s in perfectly good order.

No, it’s not the computer. It can’t be. Surely. It’s probably … Oh, I don’t know …

I’m a writer. I spend a lot of time in front the computer flexing my creative muscle. I’m no techno-genius. I just want my techno-partner to do what it’s designed to do while I do what I’m designed to do. Write. And edit my photographs. And create pretty photo books.

But right now, I am confused. Confused as to why  a simple upload is taking so (insert expletive here) long to complete.

Should I abandon it and start again? Or give up entirely and gaze wistfully at wedding memories stored online and wonder “what if that silly book had uploaded?”

Perhaps I ought to disable the “sleep” timer on the computer for now. Will that help?

My eyes drift to the right of the screen and … [sigh] … the blue measuring stick has not moved even a tiny bit. It must be hung up.

I’m confused.

Abort!

[Sigh]

I’ll try again tomorrow morning. Any suggestions?

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I may be confused about technology, but there’s no confusion when it comes to how I feel about my darling Abbey …

Portrait of Abbey

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Thanks for visiting  …

Dorothy 🙂

©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2013

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