Saturday, September 3, 2011

Updates - 22-24/52

I just realized that it's been months since I've posted anything here.  I suppose you're due for an Iris update!

Iris is doing well.  Still having seizures once every four weeks.  Sigh.  At least I've gotten used to it.  She's had some allergy problems over the summer, but seems to be doing a lot better now with the cooler weather!  Other than that, she's been pretty healthy.  I've been so busy with job hunting and working on the photography business, we haven't really gotten out of the house much this summer.  Lucky for me as Iris has gotten older, she's gotten less demanding about physical and mental exercise.  She seems pretty happy to act as my foot warmer while I work on the computer.  I was hoping to get her out for a hike this afternoon, but I think we're supposed to get some thunder showers.  Maybe we'll have to put that off until tomorrow.

I'm also way overdue for a photo update!  If you follow my photography blog, you've probably seen a lot of these already.  I really want to keep track all the Iris photos in one place so that at the end of the year I can print them all in one album.  Hopefully I won't bore anyone too much with repeats!  Here's a 52 weeks update...

Photo of Iris wearing her dog tag.  It's a pink tag with rhinestones on it, and it's shaped like a bone. 
Bling - 22/52

Iris' fancy dog tag, because even though she's not particularly "girly," a girl still needs her bling!  Not only does her tag have my contact info on it, it also says "EPILEPSY - NEEDS MEDICATION."  Hopefully if she ever does get lost, whoever finds her will make the extra effort to get her back to me quickly.  At the very least, it would give a veterinarian a starting point for treating her.

Iris sitting on the couch leaning against a pillow with a fluffy blanket over her.  She's holding the tv remote and a bag of microwave popcorn. 
Show Time - 23/52

Yeah, she's the princess alright. Also, she's a bossy bitch.  I'm pretty sure that if she could control the remote, she would!  Actually, she's being a REALLY good dog in that photo.  That bag is actually full of popcorn.  I told her to "leave it" so she not looking at it (it's like she knows if she looks at it, she won't be able to control herself.  Too cute!)  Yes, she did get a few pieces of popcorn for being so good!

Iris against a brightly colored polka-dot background.  She's looking off to the side with her eyebrows raised and her ears back. 
Polka Dots - 24/52

 The focus isn't perfect in the polka dots photo, but I just love the look on her face.  I swear she's thinking "Oh, this again..."  Sometimes she's less than thrilled about having her photo taken.  Actually, she trained me pretty well.  If i try to take her photo without any treats as a bribe, she gives he the most tortured expression.  You'd swear I was trying to steal her soul with my little back box.  If I grab my camera and some treats, she turn into Iris the supermodel.  She's all, "make sure you get my good.  Maybe you'd like me to tilt my head a bit?  Is that better?"  Ready to work, loves her photoshoots.  But she does not work for free.  Diva?  Maybe a bit.

I still have a few more photos to add.  Hopefully later this weekend!

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