Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Heart Dog and a Pool Noodle


Jakey at 13 years 2 months of age..


This photo shoot was intended to get a shot of the 6 inch piece of pool noodle for a post. The railing to the steps into the pool will fry and egg any day of the year that the sun is out. To hot to touch, which makes it hard to get out of the pool dragging a wet body. We need to hold on. The idea popped in my head a month ago and it works great.  The whole time I snapped, Jake the dog who hates cameras wandered in and out of my view... Because he did not know what i was doing, I grabbed two photos above . He is like bob, very photogenic as long as they don't know the camera is aimed at them.

21 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

YEAH! So all you have to do now is get him curious!! There are countless uses for pool noodles! We use them like this, but stick them on the edge of the door. Now the cat cannot slam the door and lock himself in...it just bounces right back.

Ann said...

Pool noodles are so versatile and now they have another use. Very clever to use them on the railing and since they are inexpensive it won't cost much to replace that when it wears out.
Bonus for us that Jake didn't know he was being photographed

Breathtaking said...

Hello Sandra!:) Hope you had a happy Easter.:) I had never heard of pool noodles until now. It looks like a curved piece of sponge to hold on to as you get out of the pool! Both Pintas and Mel also hate having their photos taken. They snub me intentionally by turning their head away. Don't you just love them!!

Sandra, thank you for sending Karen to my blog, we follow each other now.:)

Anonymous said...

A great solution. Jake is gorgeous.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Now that is all-round creativity! YAM xx

Lois said...

Great idea! I like Ginny's idea too. My cat is always locking herself in rooms and also tries to close my door at night. I'm going to have to try it! Love the photos of Jake.

Gayle said...

That was using you noodle. Hmm, does that statement qualify as a pun?

Madi and Mom said...

Necessity is the mother of invention indeed!!
What a great idea.

OMCS Jake is such a gorgeous boy...I set him up as a bouncer yesterday for the Memorial Day concert....let me just say that boy has some muscles
Hugs Cecilia

Chatty Crone said...

Jake is soooooooooooooooo wonderful. And Sandra that is an amazing idea - you should patient it. Love, sandie

Karen said...

You are creative to come up with that solution!

Ruth Hiebert said...

I don't have a lot of experience with dogs, but the one we had years ago, absolutely hated cameras.It was a tough job getting a decent photo of him.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Hahaha I use a pool noodle as protction in our garage where hubby at times gets too close to the wall. It does the job of what an old tire once did. Love the pics.

photowannabe said...

The pool noodles are a great idea, and I love how you captured Jake too.
To answer your questions from my blog....
The first week we were there in Mexicali, Mexico the weather was unseasonably chilly. I never took off my sweatshirt and was in layers. Mornings were cold...very cold for 4 AM....40F or less a few days.
Had a wind storm one day..what a mess....We had to squeeze into the pantry-storage area to crack eggs and slice and dice all the food. Every utensil and container and every surface had t be washed, swept and cleaned. What a job, but many hands make light work. Our tents and duffle bags had us eating grit too. We survived....
It did finally warm up but never got hot like last year...comfortable...sure made working easier.
BUGS? Not many...the cold kept the mosquitoes down and the flies too...PTL....had a few ugly spiders that had made them selves to home from last year but slam bam we got rid of them.
My cot is pretty comfy and I have a pad under my sleeping bag. It blocks the cold air out too. Actually we all all so tired when we go to bed, I think we could sleep on a rock!
The photo of the whole group was taken with a drone. The photo team uses it a lot for videos too.
We just put everything in the Lord's hands. We were extremely strict with hand washing for everyone...gloves for prep and bleach was constantly on our work areas...First Aid was bored..no visitors...no one got sick. When our kids are out with the Ninos playing you never know what their hands have been into...
Hope that answers some of your questions Sandra. I'm glad I went and today I finally feel fully recovered. Sleep , my own food, and bathrooms makes a huge difference. (:0)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Jake, as handsome as always! That's a great idea for the pool bar.

crafty cat corner said...

Nice to see some pics of Jake.
Briony
x

Breathtaking said...

Hi Sandra, I think you are right about it being a vole. Thanks!

The Gang at LLB said...

I always love seeing Jake's smile!!

Mevely317 said...

What a grand idea! I'm like Jake and his daddy; whenever someone asks me to smile for the camera, my face goes into 'ugly doofus' mode.

diane b said...

Thats an ingenious idea. Jake is a handsome old gentleman.

KB Bear said...

I love your Jake. He is a lucky dog to have you as his human!

a rich tapestry said...

That's a great idea! Lovely to see pictures of photo-shy Jake and it's good to know he's doing okay. He's a grand old boy.