Lens-Artists Challenge #61 – Precious Pets – A Dog’s Life

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever
[Photos this week are hosted right here on WordPress.  Somewhere…  serene.]

The Lens Artist Challenge is hosted this week by Tina.

A childless person who may have difficulty relating to humans might shower attention on a domesticated animal such as a dog.  Such was the case with my West Highlands White Terrier named KaCee.

Although it was poorly trained it appeared to manifest a high degree of intelligence; watching tv, barking at animals it saw there, observing human tasks performed, as if it wanted to comprehend what was being done.

It was a much loved dog, receiving affection that couldn’t be expressed to people.

Several galleries selected from A Dog’s Life follow.  Click on a picture to open a gallery and cursor through.

Number two:

Number three and final:

Our dearly loved little girl passed away during surgery for a liver tumor.  11 years young, we never expected to lose her so soon, as Westies often live to 14 or 15.  M’lady said and I concur, ‘our hearts are broken’.

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15 Nov. 2005 – 21 Dec. 2016

Weekly Challenge info from Tina:
“Each Saturday at noon EST we will publish a photo challenge similar in form to the now-defunct WPC. If you choose to participate, please make sure to tag your post with the name of our group LENS-ARTISTS so that all of the responses can be found together in the WP Reader. Please also include a link to the challenge moderator’s post. One of our 4 moderators will host the challenge each week.”
Week 1 – Patti of https://pilotfishblog.com/
Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya of https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/
Week 3 – Amy of https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/
Week 4 – Tina of https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/
Check them out.  Also search for Lens-Artists to find posts.

About JohnRH

Retired, avid winter skier, avid reader, traveler (avidly). :)
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38 Responses to Lens-Artists Challenge #61 – Precious Pets – A Dog’s Life

  1. Prior... says:

    Oh what a celebration post and I smiled me I scrolled the photos

    Sorry about her not making it thru surgery – hat must have been extra hard – the shock –
    Because it is easier (IMO) when we know the end is near –

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  2. Tina Schell says:

    Oh John, what a mark she made on your life and your hearts. She’s adorable and looks really sweet. They do find a way to make us melt, don’t they. So sorry she was taken so soon.

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  3. What a wonderful life your dear dog had John. Clearly loved by her family.

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  4. amoralegria says:

    Oh, my goodness! So many photos of your precious pet Westie! It (he? she?) was absolutely adorable!

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  5. cindy knoke says:

    What a beautiful adogable! I love Westies and I am so very sorry for your loss.


  6. Smruti R. Kar says:

    The way you speak of her, the way she looked into camera when you took the photo tells how much she meant for you. Sorry for your loss. Takes a lot of heart to love an animal 🙂

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  7. Amy says:

    Such a beautiful gallery of Westie! So very adorable. Sorry for your loss, John.

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  8. Adorable pictures, John. I’m so sorry that you lost your precious pet.

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  9. Leya says:

    I’m sorry for your loss, John – KaCee was a sweetie. Much loved, I know you did everything you could for her. So many lovely shots! My eldest is 11 now and has been operated on several times. Precious time to still have him here.

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  10. A beautiful tribute to your wonderful girl and we’re so sorry for your loss John 💔 Run free sweet KaCee 🌈💜🕊

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  11. She was beautiful and obviously well loved. So sorry for your loss.

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  12. SoyBend says:

    What a cutie! Looks like your dog spent a lot of happy times with you.

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  13. pattimoed says:

    What a wonderful tribute to KaCee, John. She was certainly well-loved and cared for. I was touched by the shot of her sitting with a person with a broken leg. (Was that you?) Dogs really can read emotions. They are so willing to care for us and lend emotional support when we need it. So touching.

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  14. pattimoed says:

    Wisdom is supposed to go hand in hand with maturity, but for some of us, it is a different story

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  15. anne leueen says:

    These are lovely photos of your dear little Westie. I am sorry she passed and left you behind. We just had to have our little Schnauzer put to sleep last April. She was 14. We are getting a new puppy next week. I guess we will be up a lot at night for a few days.

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  16. Olga says:

    I feel from all the wonderful photos that she was dearly loved and missed. Pets always take a part of our hearts with them, but we were blessed to have shared life with them.

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  17. Wind Kisses says:

    Certainly loved. Sorry she passed too soon. I love that you took her so many places. Thanks to you her life indeed was full. Have a nice week John, Donna

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  18. SandyL says:

    She was adorable and clearly, very loved.

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  19. Precious memory and great photos! Sorry for your loss. I wrote an article yesterday on my website titled The Art of Living from a Dog’s Perspective’ – Feel free to check it out! https://authorjoannereed.net/the-art-of-living-from-a-dogs-perspective/

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