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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Black and White Sunday - Shyla's Determination

When I met Shyla, she didn't have much drive or interest in retrieving. Indeed, she was apathetic about most things at the beginning. Now, this is her reaction when a retrieving toy is thrown for her.
She'll power through deep snow to retrieve as fast as possible. And, I took this photo today when I thought that she seemed a little tired and subdued!
When she's retrieving, her eyes show a quiet determination and happiness.
I feel so lucky that I have Shyla in my life and that she's blossomed into such an amazing dog!


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23 comments:

  1. cool colorization in the last shot. :)

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  2. She must be exhausted after that snow jumping. She is beautiful!

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  3. Shyla, you are rockin' your blog title girl!!!

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  4. No retrievers here - they just look at me as if to say why did you throw it away if you want it back again:)

    Love that last shot - we almost thought it was R until we realized what you had done.

    2.5 measly inches of snow that is rapidly becoming mud:(

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  5. Wow, wonderful photos. Shyla seems to have boundless energy!

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  6. Shyla!! You has amber eyes, just like me!!

    -Otto

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  7. I learned with my very first dog, who only liked and responded to me even though I was just a kid, that the right human/canine team can accomplish anything!

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  8. That black and white shot of Shyla is stunning!!!

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  9. I tried many times to get Piper excited about retrieving, but she makes it very clear that this is something she does as a Personal Favor to me, and only a couple of times per favor. When I accidentally discovered that all the mysteriously misplaced toys - quite a collection, from several years - had been hidden way back under the screen porch, where I couldn't see them until I had to crawl under to rescue a chicken - well, Piper finally got her point across and I gave up on ever convincing her that Retrieving Can Be Fun. I wish Shyla would send Piper a postcard or something! ;)

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  10. She is a blessing indeed. Of course she has had the love, and care to help her along the way. Funny how love can do that.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  11. I love the highlight of Shyla's golden eyes.

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  12. I love Shyla's eyes! They are so pretty and expressive! The girls weren't very much into retrieving when I first got them, either! I've had to do a lot of training to get it and if we are out at the park they don't want to play with toys. I'm hoping to change that eventually.

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  13. Shyla is awesome! Love seeing do what she was born to do and with such enthusiasm!

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  14. Andy and I could use some of that energy! And good looks. :)

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  15. We are thrilled that you have Shyla in your life too, KB. She's a beautiful girl♥

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  16. Some buddy is happy
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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  17. Shyla looks very wolfie and almost eerie in the shot with just her eyes in color.

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  18. Awww...she just needed you to build her confidence and teach her it was okay to have fun! :)

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  19. L love that last shot of Shyla--it says it all!!

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  20. Shyla is the happiest dog we have ever seen!! Wow!
    love
    tweedles

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  21. Some really great snow pictures.

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