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Captured: Snow-covered dog

Snow-covered dog

I can’t believe Gracie is still with me. She’s at least 16 now! She’s stiff and slow, but as eager as ever to be anywhere I am.

I had some Fujifilm Superia X-tra 400 in my Pentax ME, and my 50mm f/2 SMC Pentax-M lens was attached. I had a few shots left on the roll and decided to burn them off so I could get the film processed. Gracie was delighted to follow me out into the yard, my favorite photographic venue. (Seriously. I take more pictures at home than anywhere else.) We’d gotten a big dumping of snow; my sons and I had cleared the driveway the day before. As Gracie and I walked out onto the driveway, a big wind gust blew snow off the roof and onto both of us. Gracie, being a dog, was undaunted. I snapped this shot of her right away.

Last updated on 10 March 2020 by Jim Grey

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11 thoughts on “Captured: Snow-covered dog

  1. Lone Primate says:

    More power to Gracie.:) I have a cat who’s turning 15 this summer and I’m in no hurry to see the back of her either.

      • Lone Primate says:

        I honestly don’t know if it’s more common for cats to reach their 20s than it is for dogs… I kind of hope not, dear as my cats are to me. I do know I’ve had a few people casually mention, unprompted, cats in their families who lived into their 20s. I don’t know if mine will, but given her health at the moment, I don’t see why can’t be a candidate. :)

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