Thank you for your comments early this week about our new puppy addition. It was good to read the wise words of those of you that have had beagles. Basically, the consensus is beagles aren’t the brightest, they are easily distracted but they are really wonderful with kids. So far we know she is great with kids and easily distracted!
So in the last week with our puppy Arley, I’ve learned one big lesson – puppies are IMPOSSIBLE to photograph unless they are sleeping. I can predict the movements of my kids. I don’t chase my kids with a camera, I usually can wait and anticipate what I want to photograph. Not with Arley. She goes 110% and then crashes randomly somewhere. If I think she is going to chase a boy, she goes after a girl. If I try to get a low angle, she tries to lick my lens. But she can nap with the best of them, so it looks like lots of napping puppy pictures are in my future. Or a really wet lens.