Personal Project – Kael

Personal Project – Kael

I am someone who loves dogs.  I grew up with dogs and when my wife and I got married and had our first home, we adopted our golden retriever Kael.  She was then followed by another golden retriever Oliver.  And now a Brittany spaniel named Eva.

A couple of years ago I started mixing my love of photography with my love of dogs.  And in 2013 I started a weekly photo project on Flickr with our lovely and elderly golden retriever.  This weekly project was fun, creative, and pushed me as both a photographer and dog trainer.  Unfortunately in November Kael passed away from cancer and we miss her terribly.

Although I am not targeting to sell these photos as prints, I wanted to share a few of my favorites here.  Biggest blog post yet, with 35 images.  If you click on the photo title, it will take you to the original Flickr page, complete with the story behind the picture and various comments from other Flickr users.

rembrandt’s retriever

rembrandt's retriever

pretty in pink

pretty in pink

scruff

scruff

kael’s avant garde snow sculpture

kael's avant garde snow sculpture

over 5589km apart, only the coffee is the same

only 5589 km apart, only the coffee is the same

not sleeping on the brand new sofa

not sleeping on the brand new sofa

globetrotter

globetrotter

shreddie catapult

shreddie catapult

we should get them and eat them

we should get them and eat them

unimpressed at best

unimpressed at best

waiting for the other shoe(s) to drop

waiting for the other shoe(s) to drop

golden hour

golden hour

impending doom

impending doom

kael’s paw

kael's paw

yawn

yawn

dreams

dreams

i thought there were supposed to be cookies at this board meeting

i thought there were supposed to be cookies at this board meeting

tennis in the rain

tennis in the rain

she’s crazy

she's crazy

incoming!

incoming!

sparkle

sparkle

bubbles

bubbles

up periscope

up periscope

sharing shreddies

sharing shreddies

dash

dash

propeller ears

propeller ears

i should have brought a wider lens

"i should have brought a wider angle lens"

how crop circles are really made

how crop circles are made

the seventh nap of the day is the most important one

the seventh nap of the day is the most important one

kaboom

kaboom

in a field of magic and wonder

in a field of magic and wonder

autumn

autumn

falling leaves

falling leaves

unravelling the secret for starbuck’s pumpkin scones

unravelling the secret for starbuck's pumpkin scones

stink eye

stink eye

hairy elbows

hairy elbows

 

 

1 Comment

  1. I’m really going to miss seeing Kael every week in the Flickr group. I’m very sorry for your loss and I hope you start the 52 week project again next year. ~block109 (Flickr)