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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:21 AM

Bo in the snow

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Reply Bo in the snow (Original post)
ashling Jan 2013 OP
Agschmid Jan 2013 #1
yardwork Jan 2013 #2
Phentex Jan 2013 #3
jillan Jan 2013 #4
malaise Jan 2013 #18
Moonwalk Jan 2013 #5
Walk away Jan 2013 #16
Beacool Jan 2013 #24
Walk away Jan 2013 #25
Beacool Jan 2013 #27
Walk away Jan 2013 #28
Beacool Jan 2013 #29
Walk away Jan 2013 #30
question everything Jan 2013 #19
happyslug Jan 2013 #20
Beacool Jan 2013 #22
MadrasT Jan 2013 #6
rurallib Jan 2013 #7
sad-cafe Jan 2013 #8
robinlynne Jan 2013 #9
JitterbugPerfume Jan 2013 #10
ET Awful Jan 2013 #11
arikara Jan 2013 #13
TxDemChem Jan 2013 #12
ellisonz Jan 2013 #14
shenmue Jan 2013 #15
Rosa Luxemburg Jan 2013 #17
Cha Jan 2013 #21
Beacool Jan 2013 #23
immoderate Jan 2013 #26

Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:23 AM

1. Awww too cute! n/t

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:25 AM

2. Reminds me of the pretty Christmas card the Obamas sent this year.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:44 AM

3. I've been waiting for more Bo pictures...

thanks!

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:29 PM

4. That little cutie has some seriously long legs!!

I bet Bo is quite the runner

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Response to jillan (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:18 PM

18. Bosain Bolt

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:39 PM

5. I love this dog! I swear of all the White House dogs that have ever been, he tops my list...

Though my first love will always be Socks, the one and only White House cat.

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Response to Moonwalk (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:08 AM

16. He was before my time but my Grandmother used to work for the Roosevelts..

as a cook and she had a special friend named Fala who was a kitchen regular. He was our family legend.

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Response to Walk away (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 10:20 AM

24. Fala was legendary.

He was a cute scottie. It must have been cool having a grandma who worked for the Roosevelts, she must have had so many amazing stories to tell.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #24)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 02:18 PM

25. Tons of stories. Once Eleanor threw a "hotdog" barbecue for...

visiting dignitaries in the garden. Apparently it caused a regular Downton Abbey confusion downstairs but in the end everyone loved it.

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Response to Walk away (Reply #25)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 04:44 PM

27. The hot dog party was for the British King and Queen.

I read that the King went with the flow, but that the Queen was not too enthused about the "weird" food.

Did she ever mention how the Roosevelts were in private life? Were they nice to her?

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Response to Beacool (Reply #27)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:22 PM

28. She adored them! She had come from Ireland at a time when the Irish weren't treated well...

here in the states. She always considered herself lucky to work for the Roosevelts who treated her fairly and with respect. She was a bit of a character herself and went on to marry a doctor and have ten children.

My mother took us to Hyde Park often when we were kids.

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Response to Walk away (Reply #28)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 10:26 PM

29. She sounds like she was a lot of fun.

Lucky you to have had such a grandmother. I've visited Hyde Park, but only as a tourist. It must have been nice to see it as a guest. You have some personal knowledge of people who most of us only know through history books, that's special.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #29)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:25 AM

30. That was a long time ago! I don't remember much at all.

By the time I was born we were just tourists too! And that was 60 years ago.

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Response to Moonwalk (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:39 PM

19. Both formal in black and white

Usually labrador retrievers are kinda yellow.

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Response to question everything (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:37 PM

20. Bo is a Portuguese Water dog, close cousin to the Poodle

It is presently believe the Standard Poodle is the foundation dog for itself, and its two close cousins the Portuguese Water dog and the Lagotto Romagnolo. This is open to debate for at the time period all three first are recorded (1300-1400s) writing about peasants, except when they were in revolt, was still rare and these three dogs were all peasants dogs at that time period:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagotto_Romagnolo

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_Water_Dog

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Poodle

All three are known for their sense of smell, the ability to be trained (Second only to the Border Collie) and have a hypoallergenic coat (Due to the fact they all have "Hair" that must be CUT for it will NOT break off, as oppose to other dogs that have "Fur" that breaks off after it gets so long).

One of the side affect of having hypoallergenic "hair" is that the "hair" must be cut, and thus you end up with all those fancy poodle cuts, most owners of Standard Poodles avoid those cuts, but it is those cuts people see most often on TV. Thus when Obama said he wanted a hypoallergenic dog, the first choice would have been a Poodle. Instead Obama took Ted Kennedy's advice and pick Bo, a Portuguese Water dog. a "Poodle" without the name "Poodle".

While present theory hold the dog is from Germany (The Term Poodle is derived from the German Equivalent of the English word "Puddle") they are dogs on stone craving that look like uncut poodles going back to Roman Times AND there is some support that the dog moved West From Russia during the Dark Ages.

We first have written reports of Poodles only with the adoption of Linen Paper around 1300, and then it appears to have been already a well known dog among peasants who hunted over water in Northern Germany (Which also had connections with both Italy via the Rhine and around the Alps to the Rhone River (or down the Danube then over the Alps via Vienna and Milan and then to Italy AND Russia via the Hanseatic league of that time period).

Northern Germany was also tied in with the Netherlands, who in the 1300s was tied in with Spain and Portugal.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanseatic_League

Please note the above is about the STANDARD POODLE and its two close cousins. It is believe these three breeds are closer to each other then the Standard Poodle is to is two smaller cousins, the Midget and Toy Poodles. The Standard Poodle, the Portuguese Water dog and the Lagotto Romagnolo retain most of they hunting ability, while the Midget and Toy do not.

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Response to Moonwalk (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 10:15 AM

22. Yeah, Socks was one cool cat.

There's also somewhere a pic of him sitting in the president's chair in the Oval Office.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:41 PM

6. Heh. His feet are so cute.

We also need a First Cat though.

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Response to MadrasT (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:55 PM

7. aren't the kids allergic to cats?

Wasn't Bo was picked for his non-allergenic traits?

But a cat would seem so fitting.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:05 PM

8. such a cute puppy

 

I can't believe he is 4 already

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:31 PM

9. oh! Of all the OPs, tyhis was my first open today!

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:32 PM

10. I love that doggie!

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:33 PM

11. My dogs have 3 or 4 of those same red bones to chew on :) n/t

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Response to ET Awful (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:27 PM

13. Something to be aware of with those plastic bones

my stepfather just lost his 12 yr old silky to liver cancer and he's convinced that it was because of those things, made in China from lord knows what. She had a very healthy diet otherwise and a small dog like that should live upwards of 18-20 years.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 02:08 PM

12. He's so adorable

I love when the White House shares these pics

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:33 PM

14. Aww...

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 02:35 AM

15. Who's a good dog? Yes you are!

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:17 PM

17. He's lovely!

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:47 AM

21. Bo always looks to me like a stuffed fluffy

replica of himself.

This is a beautiful shot.. thanks ashling

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 10:16 AM

23. Bo is adorable.

He's one cute dog.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:26 PM

26. A text book photograph!

It hits these concepts:
Center of interest
Negative space
Rule of thirds
Framing
Leading lines
Limited pallet

I used to give a lecture on composition to photo groups.

--imm

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