I looked at this at work, and wanted to wait till I got home and was able to look at it on my home monitor. There is some weird effect going on that makes the dog seem to hover above the background - almost in a 3D kind of way. I can't put my finger on it, but it almost feels like I could reach out and pet Michiko. Very cool effect, and a very pretty dog! Nice shot!
Retrievers are wonderful dogs and make great pets - they're more a friend than a pet tbh.-ours (Ben) did what ever he wanted, drove me nuts and commands were a waste of time but they're like that. We had him since he was a pup up to a year ago-12/13 is their lifespan usually and he made it to 12. They can also make you feel really bad sometimes if you deny them something and they put their heads on the floor and look so doleful that you give in. Lol. Thought you'd like to see him so it's just a fun shot.
Sorry for the loss, AL....Unfortunately I can only touch her on the monitor because Michiko passed away 3 years ago
AL-when I took him out for a walk it took me ages because like you,everyone wanted to say hello to him, pat him and children wanted to hug him and he loved that, a very gentle dog. I think you're right, Michiko would have missed her owners, they're very sensitive dogs, they must have been troubled having to leave her but at least she had a good life with you.
Hi John, thanks I noticed, this breed are really sensitive in some ways. There were times when she just sits in a corner and never wanted to be hugged, perhaps she just had a hard time adjusting with us, thanks for sharing Ben's photo.