Sunday, June 29, 2008

How to Photograph a New Puppy

English Mastiff

Gold Retrievers

Labrador Retrievers

Remove film from box and load camera.
Remove film box from puppy's mouth and throw in trash.
Remove puppy from trash and brush coffee grounds from muzzle.
Choose a suitable background for photo. Mount camera on tripod and focus.
Find puppy and take dirty sock from mouth. Place puppy in pre-focused spot and return to camera.
Forget about spot and crawl after puppy on knees. Focus with one hand and fend off puppy with other hand.
Get tissue and clean nose print from lens.
Take flash cube from puppy's mouth and throw in trash.
Put cat outside and put peroxide on the scratch on puppy's nose.
Put magazines back on coffee table.
Try to get puppy's attention by squeaking toy over your head.
Replace your glasses and check camera for damage.
Jump up in time to grab puppy by scruff of neck and say, "No, outside! No, outside!"
Clean up mess. Fix a drink. Sit back in chair with drink and resolve to teach puppy "sit" and "stay" the first thing in the morning.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Something to Ponder about

Oh yes, it's here. Indianapolis residents finally pay over $4 per gallon of unleaded. I spoke with a friend of my mom who lives in Chicago a few weeks ago, and the Chi town folks have already been paying at this price all along. It's our turn. Funny. There isn't really nothing we can do about it. I wonder how high it will go. I heard it will hit $5 by the 4th of July and $7 by Christmas.

(Photo by Matt Kryger/ The Star)