Words and Images from Ed Felker

Family Portrait

Yesterday was a nice, bright, early spring day, and all the dogs were relaxed and sunning on the front porch, so I thought it was time to try to get them all together for a family photo. This is easier said than done, of course. But I got lucky and caught them all in the same frame.

Starting on the top step, on the left is my boy Finn. He is a 4-year-old Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla and a very good, sweet boy. To the far right of him is Gromit, who we call Monkey more than Gromit. He is a 5-year-old Jack Russell. He was voted Most Likely To Not Be Available For A Family Photo. The one in the center, sporting the furrowed brow, is our new Basenji puppy, Petey. He hasn’t been here long, but is adjusting really well. He is a good boy. He seems very smart and thoughtful, and has a wonderful personality. On the bottom step is my very special girl, Winnie. She is a Wirehaired Vizsla too, and will turn four this summer. Winnie is a bit odd, though there’s more than a fair chance she gets that from me.

So, donkeys and horses and barn cats notwithstanding, there is the family!

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8 responses

  1. Awwwww. So darling. And the blue accent in the background is a perfect contrast to the warm orangey tones of you boys and girl. I would say Award Winning. TY for sharing.

    I love how you describe their personalities. I have never had a dog. My friends all tell me it is time. But I only raised kids, not dogs. Kids are so much easier to photograph on the front steps, after all. ; )

    March 11, 2012 at 12:10 pm

  2. Very cute! It almost looks like they could have been positioned. Love how each of their poses presents them as individuals with their own personalities!

    March 11, 2012 at 12:26 pm

  3. Love your humor and still think you have the cleanest dogs in the world. I’m still certain you have a drive-through dog wash.

    March 11, 2012 at 6:37 pm

  4. What a gorgeous family!

    March 12, 2012 at 5:14 am

  5. Great photo! Your canine family is adorable!

    March 12, 2012 at 8:35 am

  6. what would have been more amazing if they were not only all sitting still at once but also all looking into the camera at once!

    March 12, 2012 at 12:12 pm

  7. Nice capture! They look like they actually listened to you and posed for the camera 🙂 Cute dogs.

    March 12, 2012 at 4:50 pm

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