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A Dog For Winter

A friend's dog, Dufus. He was certainly meant for a winter climate.  Since this shot taken last March, he has passed on. He is chained only because his owner was shoveling just beside the road.

A Dog For Winter

A friend's dog, Dufus. He was certainly meant for a winter climate.  Since this shot taken last March, he has passed on. He is chained only because his owner was shoveling just beside the road.

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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Mar 2014, 00:37
Superb portrait, Mary.

I suppose, in the not too distant future, concerned folks will chain me up to prevent me from harming myself by wandering on to busy roads... smile
Mary MacADNski: I hope they do, Ray. My house is not near the road, luckily. I'm safe for a while yet.
What a sweet face. so sorry he is gone.
Mary MacADNski: He was a great fellow and this shot does not show his size. He was huge.
I am sad to hear of his passing Mary... this is a great portrait of Dufus at home in the snow....petersmile

How are you holding up in the storm ?
Mary MacADNski: We are in day 2 of the storm. The Island is completely shut down. Plows had been called off the roads at 8pm and near the city they are beginning to plow now. Here in the country there are no plows out. Looking out the window is astounding. I will try to get some shots of the drift around my car.
Its hard when an old friend like dufus passes on...been there many times......what a lovley looking dog he is
Mary MacADNski: He was huge. This shot doesn't show that. He left a huge hole in my friend's heart too.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Mar 2014, 06:50
I wish I had a coat like that!
Mary MacADNski: It is superbly thick. He was an immense dog which does not show in this shot.
Here's a 48 second video of yesterday's storm submitted by a TV meteorologist:
wow... what fine image to remember him by... lovely
Mary MacADNski: I have a closer one that is nice too.
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 27 Mar 2014, 12:52
I saw a most funny looking pedigree dog the other day Mary. It had virtually no fur, was skinny as a rake and looked like a bald rat.
Mary MacADNski: That one would not have been happy lying in a snow pile.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Mar 2014, 13:08
Oh that's shame that he's gone. He does seem to be well adapted to the cold, though, and is probably happier in the cold then in warm weather.
Mary MacADNski: Wanted to be out in the winter all the time.
He looks a grand dog,Mary,sad that he has gone,he'll be rolling in some snow somewhere.
Mary MacADNski: Rolling in snow about describes our landscape right now. Dufus would definitely like it.
Indeed a lovely looking dog Mary, sad he isn't with his owners any longer.
Mary MacADNski: The big, big dogs don't have a very long lifespan for some reason.
A wonderful image to remember him Mary!
Mary MacADNski: I took three of him. Another is my favorite.
He was a beautiful dog. How old was he?
Mary MacADNski: I'm not sure. I will ask.
What a shame... he was a beautiful dog...
Mary MacADNski: A huge big lovable furball.
He was a beautiful dog. Nice photo too. I really like his colour against the snow.
Mary MacADNski: We had a dog that was white in three seasons but yellow in winter.
I guess that you are snowed in and can't even get online today Mary... keep warm....petersmile
Mary MacADNski: I am on my sickbed. I have a wicked cold and have hardly been online.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Mar 2014, 07:54
What a gorgeous dog, Mary. OMG. I wonder what he would have thought of your storm this week???
Mary MacADNski: He probably would have been howling along with it. What a siege we have had.
what a gorgeous dog
Mary MacADNski: He was huge. I wish I had shown some kind of scale.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Mar 2014, 12:27
Ya owner shovels and you get in the way, you are bound to be named Dufus.

A read the altercation between you and Ray. They wanna chain me up? I will resist ...
Mary MacADNski: Ha, ha. You are used to the doghouse though.
Sad to lose a lovely pet, he certainly was well equipped for the snow Mary smile
Mary MacADNski: He was immense. I wish I had shown him beside a person.
A great looking dog, Mary, sorry to hear he's passed on; You wouldn't mind him laying on the bed, when it's so cold! Hope you're weathering the storm?
Mary MacADNski: The storm passed but I have been laid low with a cold. Not wanting to spread it I have begged off work. Have not been on the computer much though. With a once in a decade storm, I have a once in a decade cold.
A gentle doggy soul by the looks of him.
Mary MacADNski: He certainly was.
A gentle doggy soul by the looks of him.
Mary MacADNski: Gentle and soulful, a good companion dog but not a lap dog.
this is a great shot. i like the softness of the fur among all the whites. and thank you for the explanation.
Mary MacADNski: He was a soulful dog.
What a handsome fellow he was, Mary. Love how you've captured him looking directly into the camera. Your friend must miss him a lot.

Hope your cold doesn't linger and you are feeling better soon.
Mary MacADNski: I am feeling better today and hope to go to work tomorrow. After not being outdoors (except for a small bit of shoveling) since Tuesday, I went to the post office and the store for milk yesterday. I am never sick so this threw me.

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