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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

(Almost) WW/OSI - Week 11: Warm

(This makes #26 for me)

Week 11 - The prompt is Warm

What is warmer than
a young puppy looking for
a place to snuggle?

Who could resist these
canine visitors ... not me!
Each one tugs my heart ;--)

(Photo source - Puppy a Day widget)

Click for others participating this week:
One Single Impression
Wordless Wednesday

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And here's one more for good measure ...

Is there something wrong
with this 'hunters' photo? Look
closely and you'll see ;--)

More than 'warm' it seems
this fox may be smarter than
'scent hounds' and hunters

or perhaps someone
decided to 'play' with the
'pix' digitally?

(Photo from Flickzzz)

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Click for my other (almost) WW/OSI Week 11 post
at Sacred Ruminations

Thought for Today
"I am often surprised by the cleverness, and now and again by the stupidity of my dog; and I have similar experiences with mankind." Arthur Schopenhauer


Debbie said...

thanks for sharing.the puppies are so cute!

Anonymous said...

Great images. And I especially like the fox peeking out from among the hounds.

Karen said...

I love the quote--how true! It's amazing how gooshy I get looking at photos of little ones--it's surprising that I don't have a houseful of creatures!

SandyCarlson said...

These are lovely contributions, Storyteller! Who could resist those pups, indeed.

God bless.
Writing in Faith: Poems

Raven said...

What great fun these were. I enjoyed the fox among the hounds. The first haiku was my favorite. And of course all the cute puppies. Are you familiar with The Daily Puppy? If not, you would probably love it.

Hootin Anni said...

G'day Storyteller! Yep, I see that sly little creature amongst the poochies!!

These photos are terrific!

Unknown said...

Tweaked or not I love that photo! How cute he is hiding there. :)

storyteller said...

Through Thick and Thin – You’re certainly welcome. I keep the puppy ‘widget’ in my sidebar and occasionally ‘save’ the images when they’re just too cute to pass up.

Randall – I’m glad you enjoyed them. The ‘fox’ amidst the ‘hounds’ cracked me up when I discovered it and it seemed ‘perfect’ to share with this week’s OSI ‘warm’ theme.

Karen – I’m not sure I’ll ever go through ‘raising a puppy’ again after Molly taught me how old I really am a couple of years ago … but methinks I’ll always be drawn to puppies. As for the quote, living with dogs throughout my adult life I can attest to it’s accuracy.

SandyCarlson – Thanks … and I did post ‘another take’ on the ‘warm’ theme at Sacred Ruminations after you visited here.

Raven – I’m happy you enjoyed these photos and haiku today … and yes … I’ve got the Daily Puppy widget in my sidebar here at Small Reflections and took these 5 images from that source.

Hootin’ Anni – Thanks … I’m glad you liked the pictures I selected to share today.

Lisa Marie – I appreciate your enthusiasm! Thanks so much for stopping by.

How cool to find your comments already. I’ve not had a chance to do much ‘visiting’ yet since I took time to create a 2nd (almost) wordless OSI post for Sacred Ruminations after publishing this one … but when Molly and I return from our walk, I’ll be checking out what you and others have shared today. Happy Wednesday everyone!
Hugs and blessings,

Jane said...

My daughter wants a puppy in the worst way (she's 17) but our pet right now is a 14 year old cat who would NOT appreciate any competition. Great photos, especially sly fox!

Akelamalu said...

The puppies are sooo cute! I love the fox in dog's clothing! :)

Betty said...

Hi Virginia,

Sorry I haven't visited you very often since I got back off my trip last Saturday. Takes me forever to get caught up with household chores after being gone from a trip not to mention errands I have to run away from the house. Anyway, I hope to be back to blogging and visiting on a regular basis soon.

I loved your WW photos. Such cute doggies.

You asked about the picture on my WW. Yes it is one I took while on our trip. I had never seen a hand at the top of a church steeple before and thought it worth posting for others to see.

Have a good day.


Momisodes said...

WOW! that fox looks so fierce amongst those hounds. I LOVE those puppy pics. Each one tugs at my heart too :)

Tammy said...

Aw cute puppies!!

Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Joyce said...

Darling puppies! My girls want another puppy, but none of us has the time to properly care for and train a pup just now. We'll just have to love and enjoy our old doggie. :)

storyteller said...

Hazel Nut – I know from experience what you mean about older cats not appreciating young canine ‘intruders’ … been there and done that myself. It is possible to make things work, but bear in mind that your 17 year old daughter will leave you with the dog when she goes off to college.

Akelamalu – I’m happy to share ;--)

Betty – Not to worry ... I fully understand! I’m a bit overloaded and I didn’t travel anywhere recently. Thanks for the clarification about the photo. I suspected that was the case.

Sandy – Puppies definitely came to mind first when I thought of the ‘warm’ theme for OSI … though our weather has certainly heated up again. It’s supposed to be in the 90s today!

Tammy – I’m happy you enjoyed the puppy pictures and hope you had a wonderful ‘wordless’ Wednesday too.

Joyce – I can relate to that! Methinks if I ever adopt another canine friend it’ll be an older dog because training puppies is for younger folks than me! LOL

Thanks to everybody for visiting and sharing your thoughts on my (almost) wordless OSI post today. If I've not visited you yet, I'll be there eventually ... as soon as possible. Hope you have a delightful Thursday too.
Hugs and blessings,

Roswila said...

Love the puppy pix. And that fox among the hounds ... LOL! Thanks for helping make my Thursday happy.

spacedlaw said...

Loved that fox, they are poetry in motion.

storyteller said...

Roswila – I appreciate your visit and am delighted to be of service ;--)

Spacedlaw – Thanks … I had fun sharing this week too!

I appreciate you both visiting and hope you’re having a wonderful week.
Hugs and blessings,

maryt/theteach said...

Great post! I especially liked that 2nd puppy! And of course I liked the fox among the puppies. And your "warm" poem! :D

Annie Jeffries said...

OMG! This is so wonderful. Love it.

storyteller said...

the teach and Annie – Thanks so much for visiting and sharing your enthusiastic reactions. I certainly had fun with this OSI theme … with different ‘takes’ here and at Sacred Ruminations. I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!
Hugs and blessings,

NicciN said...

OMG -- that second photo makes me want a puppy. I love it. Too bad I am allergic to dogs!!!!

storyteller said...

Yertle – How sad to be allergic to puppies. Luckily, I’m just allergic to cats.
Hugs and blessings,

Texas Travelers said...

The fox hideth among the hounds.

So funny,

storyteller said...

Troy (of the Texas Travelers)
I thought so when I happened upon this photo and it was fun to share it. Thanks for stopping by ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Tina Coruth said...


There's nothing cuter than a puppy and these are adorable! Love the hunting dogs and the fox photo! LOL


storyteller said...

Tina – I couldn’t agree more about puppies ‘cute’ factor!!! Lately I’ve enjoyed ‘combining’ the One Single Impression prompt with Wordless Wednesday. It’s worked well for me here and at Sacred Ruminations.
Hugs and blessings,

Anonymous said...

couldn't help but smile looking at these shots especially the second shot!

thanks for your visit

storyteller said...

Lissa – You’re quite welcome … and thanks for stopping by Small Reflections! I enjoyed ‘revisiting’ this post to respond to your comment here … and the photos made me smile all over again. Who can resist puppies … and that last photo is a hoot!
Hugs and blessings,

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