We have a lot of dogs.
I’m sure you know that if you’ve read Storyteller for any length of time. If the truth be told, we don’t have any dogs. They have us. They run the house. The know what time they want to eat. They tell us when to go for walks. They protect the house.
Just as well.
Dogs act in the moment. They don’t hold grudges. They are happy to see their dog friends. And, their people friends. In many ways, they are a lot like little Buddhists.
About that telling us when to go for walks thing. They don’t all want to go at the same time. Some like to get up early and get us up early. Others want a later walk. Or, two. We don’t mind. It’s good for them. It’s good for us. Since I always carry my smart phone, I decided to start making pictures with it. I photograph whatever they see. Whatever I see. The dogs are all pretty patient. It’s their walk so we go wherever they lead us. If I stop to take a picture they wait. They could tug and pull but they don’t. They wait.
The picture. And, the series. This, as they used to say in the newspaper business, is an occasional series. I shoot every day. I just don’t know if I want to turn Storyteller into a dog’s eye view page. So, you’ll see “What the Dog Saw” maybe once a week, or every ten days. Something like that. I’ll mostly keep publishing as I usually do.
About the upriver flooding. For the couple of you who’ve asked about helping out, thank you. You can see my suggestions in the comments of yesterday’s post. For those of you who are wondering how it’s going, I’ve mostly been sharing on Facebook or Twitter. Once things settle down a little bit, I’ll drive up and make my own pictures. For now, more photographers is the last thing those people need. Besides, I’m really not a news guy anymore.