As Caroline anticipated, I couldn't narrow it down to just 10. Noon was so much fun to photograph. Some are a bit out of focus and/or grainy, though - I was clicking away from a bit of a distance with little time to adjust the settings as Noon took a liking to running over to me and leaving noseprints on the lens if she saw me with the camera in front of my face.
So, from over 200 not-bad shots (and about 100 more that were totally blurry and therefore discarded), here are my favourite twenty:
|Noon, you have a piece of grass in your teeth!!|
|(She's watching the cat !)|
|Am I supposed to do something with this?|
|Oh, this is kinda fun!|
|Wait, what do I hear over there?|
|Oh, it's that lady with the thing in front of her face again.|
|Here, Camera Lady, I'll pose for you.|
|Well, that was boring. Back to the toy!|
|Num, num, num!|
|Hmmm.....I wonder how long it will take me to unravel it?|
|Maybe I'll toss it around a bit!|
|But first a big stretch.....|
|And a pawstand or two....|
|Now I'm all tired out!|
Time for a nap.
But I still think the one I posted the very first day is my favourite. I took it just a couple of hours after she arrived. I was sitting in my armchair watching the news and she was on her dog bed right beside me. I was snapping pics of anything in the room just to get her used to the sound of the camera. This shot was a total fluke - it was taken one-handed and sideways from my chair. The late afternoon sun was flooding through a white blind over the patio doors, giving the laminate floor and white chair legs a soft gentle glow that provides just the right background for a Pensive Pup:
Noon, I hope you come for a visit again some time. Thanks for being such a great model!