Monday, July 22, 2013

the introvert.

the introvert dog

It took me over a year. 
We've had her over a year now...
And I've finally figured it out...

the introvert dog

She's an introvert.
My introvert self picked out the introvert dog.
Eric picked Maggie long before we ever met, and Maggie was crazy and always had to be around other people. Always. She was glued to someone. Anyone who'd let her tag along.

the introvert dog

But this Sammy girl...
It puzzled me for months.
She'd come snuggle on the couch for a few minutes and then hop off and wander away.
I'd eventually get up and find her, wondering where the heck she went - wondering why she would just get up and leave my company. (Okay, yeah, I was kinda taking it a tiny bit personally...crazy dog owner, I know.)
And I'd always find her laying around in the living room, or on the living room couch, or happily hanging out in her kennel in Eric's office.
Perfectly content to be alone.

One night this week she went to bed with Max but when he got up to come into our room (yep, still working that problem) Sammy got out and happily camped-out and slept the rest of the night on the couch downstairs. Maggie would have been whining outside our door all night long if she hadn't been able to go to bed with her favorite person - dad. 

the introvert dog

Yep, the extrovert "dad" chose the extrovert dog, Maggie.
And this highly introverted "mom" chose this introvert dog, Sammy Sue.

the introvert dog

I get it Samsters.
It's nice to be alone sometimes.
It can be the most peaceful feeling in the world.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

the missing pictures.

So, if anyone has recently tried to view this blog lately (do I still have readers?...) you'll notice photos missing all of a sudden.
While on vacation in Colorado I got a notice on Flickr of a lovely new follower who added me as a contact and then proceeded to use a photo of mine as their own profile photo. I was livid.
So, I went into Flickr and changed the privacy settings on a LOT of my photos.
Which likely just ruined the HTML code for all the photos I've used in this blog for good, but I'd rather do that than know that people have access to all of my photos and can steal them and use them as their own.
Any of you who use Flickr - can you give me some advice here?... Is there a better site to use for uploading photos?...
Anyway, I'm annoyed with Flickr and the person who stole my photo and ruined this fun experience for me.
And I'm annoyed with myself that in the interest of protecting my art I've essentially completely ruined my blog.
Oh well, it's not like it's some grandios, beautiful blog with professional photos and tons of followers.

Anyway, if my blog looks awful, well, it's because it kind of is now.

I may be changing blogs or taking a long break now anyways.
Perhaps it's perfect timing.