A weekend with Mason

With my new camera (Canon T2i), I am spending lots of time photographing my favorite subject, Mason!

Throughout the weekend, here are some of the shots I took. All of these are taken with the kit lens.

Good morning Mason! He stands outside our bedroom door and stretches and yawns. He waits to be let out and be served breakfast.

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We were out and about all weekend doing yard work and hanging christmas lights. By the time we got back in the house, Mason was happy to lay down for a while. He loves this $20 bed I got at Costco although his long legs don’t quite fit.

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Then around dinner time the begging starts.

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Oh but it probably tastes so good.

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Oh man, lip stuck again

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He is always so excited when we get up from the table because he knows he usually gets the left overs. He eats outside in the garage (he’s a messy eater) and then whines to come back in. When he gets in he sniffs around to make sure he hasn’t missed anything…

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And then he crawls up in my lap (front two paws only) to snuggle and watch some tv.

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At the end of the night he crawls back in his bed and waits to start it all over again!

Introducing Mason


Originally uploaded by thehistoryofus

I’m sure you have seen in a few pictures, J and I have a “furbaby”. This is my Mason. He is the sweetest most laid back dog you could ever imagine.

When I was almost finishing up college (or so I thought), my car had a giant tree limb fall right smack dab in the center of the roof while I was home on Christmas break. The car was un-drivable and was going to be in the shop for roughly 4-6 weeks. Obviously I needed a car to drive to school and work. Happily, I found out that my car insurance also covered a rental car. Sadly, I found out it only covered $300 of a rental car (even if my car was going to be in the body shop for 2 months).

Obviously I could not find a rental car for two months for $400 so I was out of luck. Well, not really. See I had just started dating this pretty cool guy and he just happened to have a Toyota 4 Runner at his house that he did not sell since purchasing his new truck. He offered it for my use, so we got the vehicle tagged and insured (about $150).

After talking to the insurance company some more, I told them my situation and asked if I could still submit for rental car reimbursement since I still had to find alternate transportation. They said yes! Heck yes for $400 in my pocket! Actually I felt really bad about keeping the money so I told J he could have it for generously letting me use the vehicle. He felt bad about taking my money.

Not that I was looking or anything, but I found a litter of boxer puppies that was just listed in the newspaper. After going and seeing the puppies alone I had two or three favorites (there were 10 to choose from in the litter!) but I wanted J to come help pick. We drove out later that evening to pick out the puppy and J thought it would be the perfect way to use the insurance money. It turned out to be a great investment!!

Mason was born on Christmas 2006. We got him in March of 2007 when he was just a 10 week old puppy and fit on my lap in the car ride home.

Now Mason has lived in 6 homes with me (yes we have moved A LOT) and weighs 75 pounds. I’m sure you will be seeing a lot more of him around the blog!