Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A GIFT TO MYSELF: BUMPER PICTURE POST!

GREETINGS FROM A SUNNY SOUTH AFRICA!
MAXMOM here...


Hello there to all my friends across the world.
I am just so excited today because...
I bought myself an early Christmas present.
Can you guess what it is?


If you are still wondering what it is, let me throw some light:
It's a BRAND NEW CAMERA!
(THE NIKON D3100)

Hopefully I will soon be able to offer you a deeper insight into this beautiful doggie of mine.
For example: Toby recently 'hurt' himself whilst chewing on something...check out the small 'pink' scar on his snout:
Perhaps his endearing habits will now be showcased better:
Like when he is obediently trying to hold very still while I get the photograph.
What a good boy!  He might be looking 'miffed', but it was a momentory little incident:

I have been taking hundreds of photos.  Here are a few more:



(Above: Tammy's beautiful eyes...the wisdom of an old lady!)


In the new year, I'll be attending some training courses, so I can make full use of this new camera, but for the moment I/we are simply playing around with it.
(Toby cuddles up after a swim.  Like "Maxdog" did, he too INSISTS on using the smallest bed in the house!)

The spirit of Christmas is starting to infiltrate our own household as we roll towards Christmas Day.

My wish to you this Christmas season is this:

I pray that you may be surrounded in peace and goodwill, that you will be blessed with all the joys of Christmas, including the warmth of family and loved ones.  May you receive abundant prevailing love amidst the knowledge that there are folk in cyberspace who
 REALLY DO CARE!!!
Sending lotsaluv to you all with all my best wishes for an awesome festive season.

23 comments:

Tian said...

So cute! Really miss the puppy days with our lab, Sebastian.

verobirdie said...

Best wishes to you and your family (2 and 4-legged). Enjoy a Merry and Peaceful Xmas!

kks said...

i have never seen anything cuter!! such a lucky dog to have you as a momma!!
thank you so much for helping me through my sorrow...it has made a huge difference...:) and everyday when i read about Toby's antics and see his beautiful face, it makes me smile!!
xoxo

The Thundering Herd said...

Woooohooooo! New camera means lots and lots more pictures for all of us to enjoy.

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Beautiful pictures, love them.

Tucker and Daisy

P.S. Our friend the Luke is having a tough battle with cancer. If it is not too hard will you stop by and say a few words? http://goldenboyluke.blogspot.com/

Patti and DeBoys said...

New Camera for Christmas...
We love the idea so we can enjoy your fantastic photos for years to come.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!
-- Brutus and Tytus

♥I am Holly♥ said...

What beautiful pictures!!! We look forward to seeing lots of them now!!! Toby has grown so much it is amazing! He is an absolutely beautiful boy!!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Mrs. JP said...

Sweeeet, a new camera and we all get to enjoy the pictures! So, really, it's like a gift to us too.
Merry Christmas to you.

Samantha said...

Wow! That is one nice camera - I use a Nikon, but not one like that one's capabilities - Santa was nice to you and look at all those gorgeous pix! LOVE that one of Toby all curled up into that tiny, teensie place - so cute!
Hugs xoxoox
Sammie and Avalon

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Congratulations. New cameras are wonderful and this one just loves Toby!

Tucker said...

Nice pics! Thanks for the Christmas prayers, and we send them back to you! Slurps, Tucker

doyle and mollie said...

we wish you a furry merry xmas and fab howladay... loves and licks xxx

The Life of Riley said...

Mum and I always enjoy seeing your pictures of Toby, so it sounds like you got the perfect Christmas present for you to share his antics with us. He is changing so fast, and I'm sure his ears and parts of his coat are getting darker.

Merry Christmas to you all.
Love,
Riley

Sierra Rose said...

Beautiful holiday wish!! LOVE the new camera! So much fun to play with all the angles, settings... Enjoy!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

emilene said...

All the same good wishes to you and your family as well! Here's hoping that we'll eventually meet up in real life in 2011, won't that be fun!

Enjoy that new toy of yours, it was an excellent choice!

Hugs to your babies from all of us!

Emilene, Abigail & the rest of the gang :)

Maggie and Mitch said...

Is it the camera or are you getting even more handsome, Toby?!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

sprinkles said...

My camera isn't working and the pictures were of very poor quality. Can I have your old one? LOL, just kidding!

Congrats on the new camera. Looking forward to lots more pictures of your beautiful dogs.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh yes to what Maggie and Mitch pawed!

Thanks fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Benny and Lily said...

You deserve an early Christmas present. Love the photos Toby
Not naughty, but nice,
Benny & Lily

MySpecialDoggies said...

Love the pictures! And yes, the beauty of Tammy's eyes - reminds me of my Apples...

Wishing you a very Blessed Christmas. Toby - you are just too cute - how did you fit into that basket?

Woofs
Nadine & Neeli
Angel doggie Apples (1994-2010)

Deborah said...

What beautiful pictures your new camera takes or it could just be Toby!!
Merry Christmas! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday.
Your weather looks beautiful. It is snowing today, but just about 3 inches, but maybe a big Northeaster (snowstorm) this weekend! If you live in New England, you have to LOVE snow storms, if you don't, you move!
xxoo
Deborah

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Toby you are so gorgeous... I just can see your mom taking millions of photos of you with her new camera,,,,
Wow a new camera,, what a dream come true.
Oh I wish we could come visit,, and share some time,, but we are all in each others hearts,, and we wish you a Merry Christmas to your family.. and,,,, thank you for coming into our lives
love
tweedles

Scout 'n Freyja said...

When I see Toby looking at me on your blog I see a young Maxdog. It is remarkable how much Toby looks like Maxdog!

I'm jealous of your new camera. Hmmm, my little biz did well this year - maybe I owe myself a treat. The only thing stopping me is the fact that I have been squirreling away every spare dime and nickel for my journey to SA. Guess I'll have to live with the one I already have...sigh.