Thursday, August 25, 2016

This blog is going to the dogs, Day 25


Barley Shea


Here’s a photo of my wonder dog, Barley Shea. She’s taking a hammock hiatus while waiting for you.

34 comments:

Kae Ridwyn said...

What a gorgeous photo! And she has a lovely name, too. :)

I must admit, I've been inspired by the posts this month to be far more creative with my pet's names in the future...

AJ Blythe said...

Aww, what an expressive face! She looks rather embarrassed though. I wonder what she was up to right before the photo was taken?

Going OT... wondering if anyone here reads cozies? In a month or so I'll be looking for a Beta reader for my Aussie set cozy - mostly to see if it's got too many Aussie-isms and if they pull you out of the story (aiming US market). Happy to reciprocate =) My contact addy is anitajoy 'at' live 'dot' com 'dot' au

Jennifer R. Donohue said...

Oh she's adorable! Hammock snuggling seems like just the right thing right about now, but instead I have to not only stay awake, but also go into work. Elka will just have to hold the couch down for me!

Lisa Bodenheim said...

Such a sweetie. Would love to be there too. Is it too early for a nap? (It's 7 am here.)

Colin Smith said...

Caption: "Yeah? Whaddayawant? Can't you see I'm busy?"

Another great picture! You guyz are so creative. :) (Yes, I used the US spelling of guyz--it's guys in the UK.)

E.M. Goldsmith said...

What a beautiful dog and what a great name. Wish I could hang out in a hammock today.

AAGreene said...

Dogs are wonderful. Hammocks are wonderful. Dogs IN hammocks are perfection.


AJ - if you haven't found someone, let me know - I'd be willing to read your cozy! I've never been a beta reader so I'd be a newbie, but I'm a yank so I could let you know about your Aussie-isms :-)

Abby

Barbara Etlin said...

Lovely, summery photo; gorgeous dog who knows how to chill out. Thanks for sharing this.

Becky Mushko said...

Lovely dog! The picture certainly captures "the Dog Days of summer."

Claire Bobrow said...

Ha, ha - smart dog, hogging the hammock. Who wouldn't want to cuddle up with that sweet face? And the blanket looks pretty cozy, too. Barley Shea, you have a fetching smile.

ps: Colin, I thought "guyz" was either a Shark-ism or a NY thing (or maybe even a mafia thing)? As far as I know, we use "guys" in the US. I hope someone can enlighten us further, in case I've been spelling it wrong my entire life!! Oh, and then there's the whole further/farther thing, too.

CynthiaMc said...

Hammocks are great - especially with such a sweet dog.

I love cozies. One of my favorite Christmas presents was the Murder She Wrote collection.

Colin Smith said...

Claire: S'okay... I mean, Z'okay, I wasn't being serious. Just having a giggle at the way Brits prefer s over z--or the way Americans prefer z over s. Depending on your perzpective. ;)

Peggy Rothschild said...

What a great face. Plus, Barley Shea obviously knows what's important in life!

Claire Bobrow said...

Colin: I feel like an idiot! But good joke :-)

Donnaeve said...

I love that name! Barley Shea. Sounds like a wonderful smelling soap.

Claire, I'm with you. But we know by now our dear Colin bestows on us his own sense of humor, warped though it may be at times. :)

Ms. Janet started the whole guyz thing - far as I know. I've always spelled it guys, and sort of like fuggedaboutit, she just spells it the way it sounds for fun. Like she says "yanno" for ya know. Etc.

But. Back to the doggie. I think by her expression, with those beautiful eyes and quizzical look, she's saying, "you don't mind, do you? Do you? Please don't mind...because I really like it here."

Claire Bobrow said...

Donna: thank you! And since we're talking pets, I've sent myself to the doghouse of cluelessness on Carkoon. Turns out there's coffee there, so hopefully that will activate a few brain cells :-)

E.M. Goldsmith said...

Claire- be careful with coffee on Carkoon. It tends to either go in one end and out the other explosively and/or results in illusions of fiddle playing dancing goats. Depends on whether they roast the beans with kale or... Well, best not to say in polite company.

Dogs in hammocks probably doesn't happen on Carkoon. It's a good thing we have them here at the Reef.

Colin Smith said...

Donna: Is that a request for another Carkoonian fable? :D
EM: The phrase on Carkoon is,"In one end, out another."

E.M. Goldsmith said...

Colin, thank you for the clarification. And there really ought to be a collection of Carkoonian Fables if only as cautionary tales to frighten rotten children, vegetables, and writers into behaving so as not to land on Carkoon and be forced into eating kale and mushy peas.

Claire Bobrow said...

E.M. - I swear, this is my last comment today. You are too funny! The coffee just snorted out my nose...

BJ Muntain said...

Beautiful dog! Chocolate lab, right? And such a wonderful name!

Claire: 'Farther' is generally used when there's actually distance involved, while 'further' is used when there's not. "He couldn't go any farther down the dusty road." "He couldn't go any further with this dastardly scheme."

I live in a doghouse of cluelessness. You're just fine, Claire.

Barbara Etlin said...

Do youze guyz know about Black Ivory Coffee? It's made from elephant dung. For realz. :-)

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/black-ivory-coffee-canadian-s-elephant-poop-coffee-makes-a-pricey-cup-of-joe-1.2881812

BJ Muntain said...

Barbara's link: Black Ivory Coffee (CBC article)

(Note: CBC = Canadian Broadcasting Company)

Colin Smith said...

BJ: As opposed to the Carkoon Barbecue Club. Beyond kale and lima beans, we haven't talked much about Carkoonian food. And let's leave it at that, shall we? :)

Lennon Faris said...

This picture just makes me want to go outside and enjoy the outdoors with my dog. And I was thinking just what Kae said - I'm feeling my poor pets got the short end of the stick as far as names go, after reading all the posts this month.

AJ - I don't read cozies so I don't think I'd be too much help to you. But I'm trying to expand my reading horizons rt now. Not to selfishly turn your request into something for me, but do you (or anyone else) have a fav. cozy they'd recommend? (And good luck AJ - that's an exciting place to be)

BJ Muntain said...

Colin: If you read the article, you may find that the subject might actually be at home in Carkoon...

Beth said...

Barley Shae looks so comfy. Lab or Chesapeake? Is there a story behind that pretty name?

"Tuck me in?"

Anita, I've emailed you. I love a good cozy, especially in a new setting. If I'm traveling someplace new, I like to read a mystery set there just before I go.

MA Hudson said...

Barley Shae looks like smooth chocolate velvet.
What a beautiful dog. I'm so impressed that she can get onto a hammock without her paws falling through the holes and getting stuck in some sort of contortionist nightmare!

Sherry Howard said...

This picture made me happy/sad. This beauty is a twin to my fave dog ever.

And, AJ, I've sent an email.

Susan said...

Hi Barley Shea! What a beautiful animal. I love bigger dogs like this--they make excellent huggers.

Craig F said...

Hope you have another hammock. Barley Shea ( someone should name a ber after her) looks enthroned on hers. She might let her owner share but I doubt the Queen would have a chance.

She is a beautiful animal.

Off topic alert!

Since we missed National Black Cat day by a week and a day (yes, it is August 17) I have to tell you that today is National Banana Split Day. The evening is young so go out and enjoy one. All of you deserve one.

JulieWeathers said...

I love the dog in the hammock. She has such an expressive face. This has been such a lovely month of beautiful pets.

Catherine Vignolini said...

Dogs love hammocks. Always a surprise. Cat on a hammock--has it ever been done? Barley looks so sweet, do I see a little gray?

kdjames.com said...

Barley Shea is the exact colour of my favourite truffle, sold by Southern Season. Rich dark chocolate dusted with cocoa. I'm not even kidding. Here's a link: http://www.southernseason.com/shop/classic-french-chocolate-truffles

What a beautiful dog.

No, I did not buy truffles just now. *hides browser history*