2020 – 024/366 — Things found…

 

…stuck to our dog…

…His name is Ziggy….

…Ziggy Stardust in full, if you must know…

…(…and, really…you must…)…

…He is an English Setter and as such beasts go, he is quite undoubtedly one of the hairiest (and sheddiest) dogs known to man…

…and so…being entirely not unlike a walking cross between a statically charged dust mop and velcro, every time he ventures outside into our new, weed-over-grown back yard, he brings back with him some kind (usually kinds) of hanger(s)-on from the plant kingdom…

…here begins my intermittent photographic documentation of this phenomenon…

…think of it as a combination of a study in comparative urban botany and photographic collage…

…all four of these items found their way in on his fur in the same evening…

…(the three on the left in fact were all stuck to him at the same time)…

11 thoughts on “2020 – 024/366 — Things found…

    • Oh….I don’t know about “too bad.” It’s the biggest Sweetgum I’ve ever seen and it’s right outside our back door. It is both boon and bane. Lots of great shade for our back deck but….Gods In Heaven! Those Balls! Ankle-twisters. And oh! don’t step on one barefoot. I’m trying to figure out if there’s some use for them other than compost (not even sure they’d make good compost….). I’m pretty sure Ziggy brings in at least three every time he goes out…they’re all over the house.

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    • Funny you should say that. Would you believe he was a rescue?! We actually…umm…”rescued” him ourselves (Special-Ops-fashion). He had been chained up on a second floor balcony for four days and nights with no food or water. At (approximately) twelve weeks old! He was about ten pounds underweight and malnourished. Most English Setter males top out at about 65-80 pounds. It’s possible he’s a Llewellin Setter (they tend to be a bit smaller) but he’s only about 30-35 which is on the very small end of the spectrum even for Llewellins. The tendons/ligaments in his back legs never fully formed right–he still has trouble with stairs and bad weather makes it worse. One rib possibly broken. Tail possibly broken.
      Humans really are the worst kind of animal.

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  1. Ah, he’s beautiful! What a sad story, that he was abandoned, and good that you found him in time! Ziggy Stardust, must be a survivor, I reckon.
    I love how you’ve arranged his treasures for the photos. As you know, I’m myself gathering the things that our puppy puts in her mouth (and I wish it was more plants than pieces of glass, plastic, cans and other trash).

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