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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Puck--My Other Excuse

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For why I've been a bit absent over the last couple of weeks! Here's the first video of my new puppy--and one of the first videos I edited. It's fantastic, having a new puppy, but also time consuming, exhausting and distracting. Add to that a couple of writing deadlines...and well...some days it's been all I do to maintain the basics. Some days I've been in survival mode.

So I haven't written nearly as much as I've wanted to--insert guilt and shame here--but have also realized over the last couple of days that Puck won't be a puppy forever. And I'm learning an editing program. And I've found the back of my brain has been working on my w.i.p., now that I have a few moments to return to it.

I'm working on forgiving myself and not offering excuses, because what good do they do? But I had to post this one...because he's so cute!

23 comments:

Aubrie said...

I love how one ear is up and the other is down! He's so precious. :)

Great editing :) I like the fade ins and fade outs between scenes.

Conda V. Douglas said...

Aubrie, alas, now both ears are up! (We knew that would happen.)

And thanks!

Carol Kilgore said...

Aw, he's so cute. I remember when Shiner's ears were "in motion."

Kathy McIntosh said...

He is such a cutie!
As I watched your video, the rat terrier who lives behind me was greeting someone walking by, so I had authentic sound.
Now...tell me...was there supposed to be sound with this and I don't have my system set up right?
You are right, your mind is working on your WIP in the bg and this break will renew you, as will having Puck, that energetic bundle of fur and flesh and curiosity, in your life!

Conda V. Douglas said...

Is Shiner a rat terrier too, Carol?

Conda V. Douglas said...

Kathy--he's a rat terrorist! And yes, there is sound with the video.

Lisa and Laura said...

ADORABLE! And a very good reason to be away! Welcome back!

Helen Ginger said...

I apparently need to download a plugin to see the video. But I do like your new photo!

Stephen Tremp said...

Cool puppy. Our dog is like 100 in people years so thse days are well behind him. And I understand about the exhaustion. I'm feeling it too these days as I refine my MS.

Stephen Tremp

Conda V. Douglas said...

Thanks Lisa and Laura--I'm trying to be more consistent--but then the puppy pees on the carpet...

Conda V. Douglas said...

Yes, Helen, the travails of the electronic world, I have trouble too! Next up, regular photos.

Conda V. Douglas said...

Stephen--oh, that tight editing is exhausting.

Lynda Lehmann said...

He's certainly lovable and adorable! Worth the sacrifice in your available time, I'd say...

Does he always have one ear up and the other down? I've never seen that before, in a sustained way.

Have fun and enjoy the journey, Conda! You're right: it will go fast.

Dave King said...

Perfectly understandable. See you soon.

Talli Roland said...

Ooooooh! So, so cute, Conda. Great video skills as well.

SWUBIRD said...

Conda:

Great job, and that little guy is as cute as can be. I am so partial to little dogs. I love them.

My daughter just got two little kittens and they are so energetic, just like your little guy. I am forwarding your post to her. I know she'll love it.

happy trails.

Conda V. Douglas said...

Lynda--both ears are up! And he's twice the weight as four weeks ago! Fast, indeed!

Conda V. Douglas said...

Talli--thanks!

Conda V. Douglas said...

Swu, me too, obviously--especially little dogs who believe they're as big as Great Danes--like Puck!

Aubrie said...
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Angela Ackerman said...

OMG, cuteness! I love that single perky ear!! Fabulous! Grats on the new family member!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Conda V. Douglas said...

Angela--aren't puppies cute?! And take all the time there is for their antics!

Conda V. Douglas said...

Dave, thanks for your patience!