Friday, April 10, 2009

Camera Critters

Time for another Camera Critters hosted by Misty Dawn. Thanks Misty. You can find other critter photos by clicking on the button above.


To understand the reason for the surprised look on this squirrel's face, you have to read to the end of the post.
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There were all kinds of dogs in DC this past Sunday. These are just a few that I took photos of.

They were coming....

and they were going.....

and coming.

Some were getting lots of sugar.

All were as cute as buttons.

This little guy was posing for the camera, staring at me very intently.

Okay, so dozy I may be but it has taken me a while for the lightbulb to switch on. I have just figured out why these little dogs go by the name of "Papillon". As many of you know that is the French word for butterfly. Well just look at those pretty ears? I thanked him for being the perfect little "butterfly".
I saw movement above and there was a squirrel high up in the branches. He was yelling loud and clear, "LOOK AT MEEEEEEEE, LOOK AT MEEEEEEEEEEEEE.................I'm as cute as a button too don't you see?" "You certainly are" I yelled back. "You're cousin's back at my house. Come by and visit okay?"
He said, "Oh yes, you're reputation is getting around, you're that lady with the black box attached to the end of your nose, I recognize you now. Cousin says you're harmless enough. It will take me about six months to hop on over if I start out now. Get the kettle on around 5.30 a.m. on October 11th. I like nuts, lots and lots of nuts." "Okay Sweetie, you should feel right at home because I truly am nuts about squirrels."

44 comments:

tricia said...

Very cute. I think you're on to something here. If your reputation has spread to DC you must be doing something right. :)

(Great shots)

Kay said...

Adorable. I didn't realize that's why they were called Papillon either. In fact, I remember seeing a Papillon dog in Hiroshima and thought what a cute breed they were.

I'm seeing all those cherry blossoms behind the squirrel. Lovely.

Michele said...

Hehehe... this was fun! Quite the cute little post, I had so much fun reading this! You are quite the story teller, I can read these all the time!

diane said...

A comical post and lovely shots of the dogs.

mommanator said...

thanks for the look of DC from your eyes

Granny Anne said...

Lovely pictures. When we lived in our previous house we had a big garden which supported a wealth of wildlife including "Cyril the squirrel"
I forgave him for digging up my bulbs and burying hazelnuts which resulted in a forest of hazel seedlings every spring, but JW declared out and out war when Cyril snook into the barn and chewed his way out through the new roof.lol

Margaret Cloud said...

Very nice pictures of those cute dogs and yes the squirrel also.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

A great post Denise. Pretty little Papillon is sweet and all the dogs are lovely. Love the picture of the squirrel in the tree and the first picture, so funny with the comments. A x

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful series of pictures!
The first one is my favourite!
Lovely post!

Léia and little Luna :-)
A sunny Easter for you dear Denise!

Tanya said...

What a cute post with cute critters! I think I have more of his cousins here too :)

marcia@joyismygoal said...

very cute post

earthtoholly said...

Hee-hee...Lucy would love your squirrel!

Really nice photos of all the pups and I don't know if I've ever seen one up close. I know I haven't seen them galloping through our dog park! :o)

Diane C. said...

Cute critter pictures! I'm also crazy about squirrels. Interesting about the name for the Papillion dog. The ears sure do look like butterfly wings.

Snap said...

Too funny! Great post ... puppies and squirrels. Thanks so much!

Karen said...

LOL...very funny :-)

Neat photos ... I like the 'Butterfly' eared dog :-)

Me and my puppies said...

Cute, is that cherry bloomsoms I spy?

Reader Wil said...

Nice story! i wish you also a happy Easter!

Elizabeth said...

Lovely dogs indeed!

Norm said...

hehe they are all lovely and gorgeous animals, but I love the Papillon most, so cute like my friend's pet..

Sandy Kessler said...

very nice parade..Sandy

koala said...

That papillion is the weirdest dog I've ever seen.

Babooshka said...

This was a very funny post. I enjoyed reading about your growing infamy. Adorable images especially the papillion with the butterfly ears. Such elegant dogs.

Kendris said...

Great shots of the different dogs; I'm a squirrel lover, myself!

b13 said...

Loved the story and the pictures! Great Critter post :)

Grace and Bradley said...

I like the last shot of the little doy with your flsh on, very nice. Thanks for visiting out blog.

erin said...

so now the squirrels are talking about you waaay down the road...too funny.
enjoyed your dog shots...they were all quite nice.

have a good easter denise.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Cute post. Don't be surprised if the squirrel really does show up!

Janie said...

I'm sure your squirrel will be glad to have a visitor as long as he doesn't have to share too many nuts!
The dogs are all adorable, of course.

Tricia said...

Great post - You know how to put smiles on our faces!!!

Now, get those nuts ready!

Happy Happy Easter!!!

Naturegirl said...

Denise this post warms my heart!! I love Papillons and I love the butt end of the Corgi!!
Wishing you a Happy Easter!!!
See you tomorrow for TF

Bruce said...

Nice photos!! I especially like that butterfly dog:)

Sharon said...

Nice variety of critters here!

Monica said...

I would never have thought about WHY they were called Papillon but, once you pointed out the ears it was a "duh" moment.

Beautiful photos and loved the entire entry. :-)

Monica

Cloudia said...

Another brilliantly enjoyable post1 You are a master blogger!
Aloha-

Carletta said...

What a darling, darling post Denise! I love the butterfly ears -info I didn't really know.
The first squirrel shot is super.

Sue said...

I love all the cute doggies & the squirrel too. Hope he make it to your house.

Happy Easter.

Willard said...

An extremely cute series. Lots of top-notch photos and a humorous story line!

Anonymous said...

Not only were your photos lovely the story was just as sweet!!!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Very cute post, Denise. I love the close-up of the papillon. They have such cute little faces! Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Easter!

ramblingwoods.com said...

Oh cute post.. I have always wanted a papillon...I just love the ears...

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a bunch of cute dogs you captured there.

Manz said...

"Some were getting lots of sugar." is an adorable photo!!

Happy Easter.

Gattina said...

Very cute doggies ! you did such a nice series !

Denise said...

Thanks for all the great comments. Always fun to read what you have to say and I do appreciate the visit.