It’s amazing the number of photos I take that never make it onto the blog, or even social media (which I should do more with). It’s not just the bad photos I’m talking about, there are a lot of good photos that I love that just don’t fit in with a blog post, but I’d love to share. There are only so many Wordless Wednesdays in a year for just sharing random photos!
As 2016 winds down, I thought I’d share just a few of those photos, and a little about why I love each one. It took some time to scroll back through hundreds of photos, I went as far back as to when we moved to our new home in March. I wrote a list, and then had to narrow it down one more time! I also saved a list of a few I might use in a separate post.
The K9 crew has been having a blast in the snow lately! I’ve captured some great action shots, even when we were outside trying to get photos for our Christmas card with them in their bandanas:
Luke and Cricket look like they’re having a little confab here, with Sheba looking on, getting ready to bark at them:
Sheba is so photogenic, but most of the photos I share of her show her smiling. I like the bit of a pensive look on her face in this shot from her birthday back in October:
With everything white now, it’s good to look back on warmer days. This shot is from September when we were still enjoying just relaxing outside.
Samantha is really difficult to photograph. There is something especially challenging about a black cat indoors, and she always fidgets. I like this shot because it shows what Sam often does when I’m taking photos – “put that camera down and pat me, Momz!“.
There is something especially cute about a senior dog playing with toys, and Cricket looks so darn adorable when she is!
This shot is fun because Cricket is lying in Samantha’s spot and on her bed! Beagles love sun just as much as cats do:
Which of these is your favorite? Do you have any favorite photos of your pets?
Here’s to a new year with a lot more fun and photos!
2 Brown Dawgs says
Those are wonderful photos. Cricket looks very delicate playing with her toy.
Lynn LaChance says
they are all wonderful shots, cute or beautiful animals at the time, enjoying life, so I won’t choose a fav!
Groovy Goldendoodles says
What a sweet idea – I think I’m going to go look for my favorite photo of 2016.
It was fun looking back at them, even though it was a total time suck! LOL
I think that the last one of Cricket snoozing on the windowsill is my favorite. It’s so peaceful. But, I have to admit that I love all of them.
Connie rogers says
I like the one of cricket with her toy. I know that Mali snuggles with his toys and he’s so cute. No matter how old they are they get with their toys and they look like young pups all over again!
That’s so true, Connie, and I just love when older dogs play with toys. It is especially cute when they do.
M. K. Clinton says
OMD! They are all so awesome. Of course, Sheba looking pensive is stunning and made my heart smile. ♥
The Island Cats says
Those are all great. We like the action shots because it’s so hard to capture the moves. And the mom knows all about how difficult it is to photograph a black cat. 😉
Luke is tough enough because his face is black, but at least I can do a little better when I get him outside. It’s so hard to get the right lighting indoors, as I’m sure your Mom knows too well!
I like the one of Samantha. She looks like she’s shushing you or the dogs. ???? I also like the one of Cricket on Samantha’s bed too. They’re all fun.
Thanks, Edie! And here I thought Sam just wanted to be patted, you’re probably right that she just wants me to be quiet….LOL….as I have a tendency to ramble on to my animals. 🙂
BrianThose are so really fun and reallu says
Those are some really fun and some really sweet photos!
Ellen Pilch says
Great photos. I understand the dilemma of photographing a black cat indoors. I have 3 of them and I feel bad that they are rarely featured in the blog because it is hard to get a good shot.
I do think I read once though that putting a black cat against a dark background somehow makes them stand out better. That seems true since Sam seems to stand out against that black desk! We’ll have to both try it and see if it holds true. 🙂
Monika & Sam says
Having a black dog, I know the challenges of capturing something that doesn’t look like a dark blob. The kitty photo is pretty adorable, but then again all your critters are adorably captured. Gold star for you and the f-ur-kids! ⭐️
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
Those are some great photos, what a great 2016. Here’s to another great year in 2017!
Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom says
Love ALL the shots; but – not surprisingly – my favorite is the one of pensive Sheba. She reminds me soooo much of her guardian angel in this pic! They could have been twins. ❤
That must be part of the reason Callie is doing such a wonderful job of watching over Sheba – they are two of a kind. ♥
Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom says
Could be. ❤
easy rider says
love the samantha photo… that’s the power of the paw :o)
We have far too many photos too. We try to post many of them, but there are simply too many and we always keep them too! Fun shots you have. Love the action ones.
Mary Hone says
Those are all great. I love the Samantha one, she looks like she wants to chop the camera.