I am not that much trouble as a three month old black lab cross. If you would like to adopt me into your loving safe home for a lifetime of companionship and devotion you can got to denetiaanimalrescue.blogspot.com to become a paid member of the society and then start the process of interviews and cuddles.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
A late arrival with the cold wet summer is still to bloom just before the north's first killer frost soon to come. I feel the flower is a lot like some people... not reaching their full potential... sad in one way but motivating in that maybe I will plant the seed earlier next year... life teaches us many lessons. So this week I am back in school as I prepare to plant the seeds of curiousity and knowledge in students who start school on Sept. 6th. It was a nice summer spent with my pups and photography friends. Now back to work.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
This pup is a rescue foster dog we are looking to give to a good stable home/family who can provide care and love to it. trouble is crate trained and trained to sit and learning to lay down on command... he is beginning to get leash training on his walks. He is playful with other dogs and loves to cuddle. To adopt this dog visit denetiaanimalrescue.blogspot.com and get a membership so the placement interview can begin.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
This is the look of our new animal rescue society blog. We are incorporating as a registered non- profit society and have elected a volunteer board. Please visit this blogsite denetiaanimalrescue.blogspot.com to find out more and please please please share with your friends through the share buttons to Facebook, Google, Twitter. Join our society to recieve monthly newsletters and pet updates.
Monday, August 22, 2011
This wasp's nest was about eight feet off the ground right next to the trail I was walking. The sky in the background came in as a nice bokeh. I have to walk the rescue pup "Trouble" only with Noah as my other kennel dogs haven't met him yet. The trail I walked him on is behing my house and links to another road and is about a km long.
Friday, August 19, 2011
I had the pleasure to teach aspiring riders the art of photography earlier in the week and they had invited me back for their final awards so I was able to take so horse and rider portraits. I loved how they loved their horses. Great people! Fantastic camp that the Watson Lake 4H club and the Riding Association put on. The ninety-five images were my favourites. I am new to horse and rider shooting so it was a learning experience for this old teacher. Images are best viewed in lightbox slideshow. Those 4H members , parents and volunteers can contact me if they want the full size file sent to them or if they want to pick up a print in Whitehorse at the Wal-Mart Print Centre.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Introducing Trouble- Adorable black lab puppy from Ft. Liard... approximately 2-3 months old available for fotering or adoption. Families interested must be willing to be interviewed by the Denetia Liard Basin Animal Rescue Society to qualify for consideration. Initial shots will be provided as will neutering at six months of age.
The bite wound from a stray was disinfected but will only be a small character scar and the dog will be quarrantined until he has his first shots. Donations to the society or to support this pup in need can be made by paypal at yellowsnowphotography.blogspot.com
Contact Bruce McKay 250-779-3334 (local call from Watson Lake)
I had a delightful day at the 4H Riding Summer Camp Photography Clinic. I had great students who had a mixture of theory, tips, and hands on experience with photography followed by positive critiques and suggestions of their finished work. The two 2 hour sessions whent too fast! This photo is from one of the students. I am very proud of these budding photographers!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
This little guy was feeding on seeds knocked down by the birds and larger squirrels from my porch rail and bird feeders and fell to the porch floor. You can see how small he is when you consider he is on a board 4 inches wide (10 cm) Some people try to guess why or how the chipmunk has stripes well an elder told me exactly how it came to be... here is the true story of...
HOW CHIPMUNK GOT STRIPES
Long ago when animals could talk, a bear was walking along. Now it has always been said that bears think very highly of themselves. Since they are big and strong, they are certain that they are the most important of the animals.
As this bear went along turning over big logs with his paws to look for food to eat, he felt very sure of himself. "There is nothing I cannot do," said this bear.
"Is that so?" said a small voice. Bear looked down. There was a little chipmunk looking up at Bear from its hole in the ground.
"Yes," Bear said, "that is true indeed." He reached out one huge paw and rolled over a big log. "Look at how easily I can do this. I am the strongest of all the animals. I can do anything. All the other animals fear me."
"Can you stop the sun from rising in the morning?" said the Chipmunk.
Bear thought for a moment. "I have never tried that," he said. "Yes, I am sure I could stop the sun from rising."
"You are sure?" said Chipmunk.
"I am sure," said Bear. "Tomorrow morning the sun will not rise. I, Bear, have said so." Bear sat down facing the east to wait.
Behind him the sun set for the night and still he sat there. The chipmunk went into its hole and curled up in its snug little nest, chuckling about how foolish Bear was. All through the night Bear sat. Finally the first birds started their songs and the East glowed with the light that comes before the sun.
"The sun will not rise today," said Bear. He stared hard at the glowing light. "The sun will not rise today."
However, the sun rose, just as it always had. Bear was very upset, but Chipmunk was delighted. He laughed and laughed. "Sun is stronger than Bear," said the chipmunk, twittering with laughter. Chipmunk was so amused that he came out of his hole and began running around in circles, singing this song:
"The sun came up,
The sun came up.
Bear is angry,
But the sun came up."
While Bear sat there looking very unhappy, Chipmunk ran around and around, singing and laughing until he was so weak that he rolled over on his back. Then, quicker than the leap of a fish from a stream, Bear shot out one big paw and pinned him to the ground.
"Perhaps I cannot stop the sun from rising," said Bear, "but you will never see another sunrise."
"Oh, Bear," said the chipmunk. "Oh, oh, oh, you are the strongest, you are the quickest, you are the best of all of the animals. I was only joking." But Bear did not move his paw.
"Oh, Bear," Chipmunk said, "you are right to kill me, I deserve to die. Just please let me say one last prayer to Creator before you eat me."
"Say your prayer quickly," said Bear. "Your time to walk the Sky Road has come!"
"Oh, Bear," said Chipmunk, "I would like to die. But you are pressing down on me so hard I cannot breathe. I can hardly squeak. I do not have enough breath to say a prayer. If you would just lift your paw a little, just a little bit, then I could breathe. And I could say my last prayer to the Maker of all, to the one who made great, wise, powerful Bear and the foolish, weak, little Chipmunk."
Bear lifted up his paw. He lifted it just a little bit. That little bit, though, was enough. Chipmunk squirmed free and ran for his hole as quickly as the blinking of an eye. Bear swung his paw at the little chipmunk as it darted away. He was not quick enough to catch him, but the very tips of his long claws scraped along Chipmunk's back leaving three pale scars.
To this day, all chipmunks wear stipes.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Thhis is a series of forty images of a random stranger who I noticed and I asked if I could do some spontaneous portrait work with. A plumber by trade a beauty by the roadside... I was lucky she was keen on it. We did a few walk throughs and I took a few shots in different settings. I hope you like them. I think it shows her real character and beauty. It always pays to carry your camera and your business card. :)
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Walking the Woof Pack is great for the soul. I hope everyone has a great weekend. I want to thank everyone who left their messages for me about Denetia the pup. Our first meeting of the Denetia Liard Basin Animal Rescue Society will this Tuesday evening in Watson Lake. I want to thank those people who donated to the cause. I have setup a Facebook group page for the society if you want to follow along there as well as here. www.facebook.com/groups/162065030536352/
if you want to support us you can use paypal on the YSP Blogsite as I still need to set up a separate blog for the society. yellowsnowphotography.blogspot.com
Jeff is 6 years old and from a Cree reserve in northern Alberta. He has survived three gunshot wounds.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The story of this pup will make you cry as it was a pup that was like so many other strays on reserves... people get them as a pup and then don't take care of it. Left on its own this pup found some friends in some visiting elders but it couldn't tolerate food and became sick and lethargic. Fearing disease a local put it in the garbage box outside the school and locked it in. My students who witnessed this ran over to me and told me a dog with rabies was left to die in the box. I went and got it out and it was so dehydrated and weak that all it could do was shiver and sigh in my arms. I held it after seeing it wouldn't eat or drink and it slept for 3 hrs in my arms as I pondered what the next few hours would bring. I got some dry dog food and fed it one at time until he came around and looked like his appetite came back. he wouldn't drink water so broth worked. He had two meals now and hasn't vomited or shown diahrea which I was afraid of if he displayed parvo symptons. I will keep him isolated from the other dogs and he will be my house pup until he is stronger and I am confident he is 100%. I will get him the meds to give him his shots later once he is stronger. I kept telling him he was loved and he was a good boy (person wich is Denetia in the Kaska language so that is his name. Denetia number eight in the McKay Woof Pack. A series of three images. If you want to help support my northern reserve rescues there is now a Paypal button on this blog...100% of donations will go to vet bills, meds and food or cover adoption transportation costs.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
A series of twenty-three images from lat night's session with Cody and Holly using the old Hudson's Bay Company store cabin and the store manager's cabin in Lower Post, B.C.. Best viewed in slideshow in Flickr (click on image to get to Flickr then click again to see in lightbox and start slideshow).
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
That should be sled dog husky but Akira as sweet as she is isn't that bright as this is the second time in two weeks that she got quilled. Her step brother Belly the shepard cross got quilled as well. Cody, Holly and I got most out of Belly with just gravol and dog wrangling... Akira was biting so she needed a shot from a local dog lover pharmicist to allow us to hold her to get ones that were in her mouth. The vet told me never cut the quills as it just inflates the barb head. Another good idea is roll up a towel as a bridal bit so the dog can't clamp their jaws shut... The shots of Holly pulling quills out were as Akira was in drugged state and before I had to hold her mouth open.