Resting Pug

Resting Pug

Resting Pug  Hey, it’s Sunday; a day of rest.  Now I’m a SME, subject matter expert, on resting.  I’ve rested almost everywhere; on floors, couches, hardwood floors, chairs, tile floors, etc.; in planes, trains, and automobiles, even boats; on grass, dirt, sand, concrete, asphalt, rocks, logs; in my bed, on human laps, and, yes, even in my human’s bed; occasionally.  In this image, I’m actually “on duty” at my duty station resting with my favorite human, on Sunday.

Grey Wolf @ Wolf Park

Grey Wolf @ Wolf Park

Grey Wolf @ Wolf Park  This wolf’s color looks a bit more like what many people think wolf should look; like compared to yesterday’s post.  Actually they come in a variety of colors ranging from black, grey, white, brown, blonde, “silver”, reddish/orange and combinations of colors. The grey wolf has many subspecies; each subspecies has its own variation in colour.

Wolf @ Wolfpark

Wolf @ Wolfpark

Wolf @ Wolfpark  Well, I’m headed back to Wolf Park; hopefully, this month and perhaps again next month.  Normally, I don’t capture images of captive wildlife.  Wolf Park treats their wolves like they were in the wild and conducts wolf research in conjunction with major universities and national parks.  I have not been able to get there when snow was on the ground to capture images of wolves in winter snow.   They offer a few opportunities each year for photogs to learn and photograph from inside the enclosure (large, think 40 acres) with the wolves.  Also, with a decent telephoto lens, good images can be captured from the enclosure fence.  This image was captured inside the enclosure.  The 135mm lens on a D300 gives an equivalent 200mm lens so I was fairly close to this wolf.  It’s an interesting experience; not necessarily for the faint of heart.

Small but Mighty Black Pug

Small but Mighty Black Pug

Small but Mighty Black Pug  Yep, this time of year I’m mighty glad to have a nice warm house.  Don’t forget to consider rescuing a Pug for Christmas.  Pugs “on the lamb” don’t survive for long.  A nice warm carpet can be a Christmas blessing for a lonely Pug and a blessing for the entire family.  Pugs love everybody.  As a reminder, pure bred Pugs come in only two colors; black and fawn.