I read somewhere that there is only one thing more annoying than people who parade photographs of their children are people who are self indulgent about their pets. I get that sentiment but it doesn’t stop me loving my bassets and wanting to share stories about them. I try to be discerning about who I discuss the hounds with and out of politeness wait to be asked before launching forth on their most recent antics. There is of course nothing more fulfilling that a good yarn with another dog owner and my experience is that other dog walkers tend to be a friendly bunch.
For the last three years I’ve inflicted a selection of basset photographs on my nearest and dearest in the form of a calendar either as a desk calendar or a wall calendar. I of course have both in my office and their cheer me up every time I look at them. I’ve been very late in getting into production this year but they have all finally arrived and I can now stop getting confused about the days and dates of the week by looking at last year’s by mistake.
It was only yesterday it dawned on me that this was a form of publishing my photographs. I’ve failed miserably in getting any of my photographs printed and framed despite the fact we have a long corridor in the house which is a perfect gallery area. Now I feel so much better about this although still determined that I have at least 12 framed photographs on the wall by the end of this year. Preferably all of them not basset hounds.
I thought I’d share each month the photographs in the calendar and start a new photo gallery for all basset blogging lovers who kindly stop by and read this blog.
Mason (aka Little Basset)
Fortnum (aka Big Basset)