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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

What the World Needs Right Now

Fuerzabruta, pre-show
Photo by myself before the Fuerzabruta show in Union Square.

The audience was bathed in red light before the performance. Music thumped and we were left to look about, chit chat or display affection publicly.

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Last weekend, Mark and I visited the Boston Terrier puppy we intend to adopt. He is really, really adorable.

He's only a couple months old now, and we'll be bringing him home for good in mid-October. Right now we're facing the name dilemma.

We've been kicking around a lot of options and have narrowed it down to Rupert, Wyatt or Virgil, although other names keep popping up. I prefer more flamboyant names like Enrique, Pepe and Roberto.

We've considered Wendell, Lionel, Ziggy, Brutus and Reggie. There's Amos and Maurice and Newman and Steve. Suggestions welcomed for names!

I love all animals, and have an immense guilt complex about animals out there in shelters or without homes. I hate to single out any one...but this little face is absolutely adorable, no?

Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier

With the climate these days both economic and environmental, what the world needs are more puppies and hugs.

(Above puppy photos by Mark).

Related posts: Fuerzabruta, Now Thrilling Union Square, Sharing A Moment, Keeping Your Dogs in a Row, and Our Four-Legged Friends.

18 comments:

Susu said...

I fully agree on puppies and hugs! I think he'd be an adorable Rupert, retro and vogue at the same time, just like any self-respecting New York dog should be;)

roentarre said...

hi there

Really nice shots and I love the lighting in here.

roentarre said...

Regarding the question you post to me earlier, I will write my response here.

The graphs do not mean anything if there is no reference point to compare with. So the graphs you see was in comparison to Nikon 200 f2.

In general, there are major two factors I look into. One is MTF chart from centre to corners; the other would be CA control. These two parametres matter to me a lot.

When I buy a lens, I would browse through most of the review sites for the graphs.

I would google the sample images by reputable photographers or you already know friends who are real life photographers that actually take photos. These user exerpience are more reliable than the socalled on line review sites.

I trust photozone a lot since we all know each other to a degree. Join fora and get to know the community. Very often, these are more helpful to get the right lens. I sometimes get bargain second hand lenses just by making yourself known.

I do not blog much but I spend a lot of time on fora.

Kitty said...

Hi Susu!
lol, I didn't think how stylish a name Rupert was. Style matters!

Mark is quite attached to that name. We'll see.

Hi James
Thanks so much for your response. I have been looking at a wide angle lens for a while but don't feel I've mastered my current one yet.

I love your images, they are truly, truly superb.

Virginia said...

That little guy is adorable. I just want to give him a big smoochey smooch. I love the way puppies smell! I am voting for STEVE.

Islipian said...

My vote is for Rupert. SUCH a face! he's gonna lick you to DEATH!

Just Jinny said...

Oh my goodness. I could die from the cuteness.

I say he looks like a Ziggy to me. The Big Zig.

Olivier said...

"Le premier pas,
J'aim'rais qu'elle fasse le premier pas.
Je sais que cela ne se fait pas.
Pourtant j'aim'rais
Que ce soit elle qui vienne à moi,
Car, voyez vous, je n'ose pas
Rechercher la manière
De la voir, de lui plaire,
L'approcher, lui parler,
Et ne pas la brusquer,
Lui dire des mots d'amour
Sans savoir en retour
Si elle m'aimera
Ou refusera ce premier pas."
Claude-Michel Schönberg
Écouter la chanson


"The first step,
I want to make the first move.
I know it is not.
Yet I
Whether she comes to me,
Because, you see, I dare not
Look how
To see, to please
The approach, to talk,
And do not rush,
He said words of love
Without knowing in return
If she love me
Or deny this first step. "Claude-Michel Schoenberg
Listen to the song

Kathrine said...

Oh - this is just such a great shot! You show amazing stuff - but I must admit that I love your pictures with people the most. It's like being there.
Thank you so much for sharing - it makes me miss your suoer city a tiny tiny bit less.

/Kathrine from Copenhagen

D.C. Confidential said...

What an adorable puppy! Lucky you. And lucky puppy! I vote for Rupert or Roberto.

• Eliane • said...

Aww, he's a keeper! He's adorable!!
I like names that are amusing or too serious for a dog. So I'd go for Virgil in your selection. Or Socrates. Although, if you are looking for a NY name I'd suggest Pastrami, Pickles or Pretzel. ;)

Lily Hydrangea said...

This is great.
It looks like a scene out of a Stanley Kubrick film.
& Roentarre, Kitty is right, your photos are awe inspiring.

Congratulations Kitty on your impending new addition! I like Roberto. Did you ever see the movie Grand Canyon? There is a whole story within that story about why the Dad names his son Roberto that made me love that name ever since. Plus I had a really nice boss named Roberto once.

Lily Hydrangea said...

PS
Don't worry about the name too much because with a dog as cute as he, he will undoubtedly have numerous nicknames.

cookie monster said...

Aww, he's so adorable! We just went through the naming process for our two kittens and man it was hard. In the end we named them Penny & Peanut, Penny for the girl and Peanut for the boy.

My vote goes to Rupert or Wyatt :)

Reluctant Blogger said...

I favour Rupert or Virgil.

What a gorgeous dog. If I saw him I would have to take him home with me.

I personally like Hector as a dog's name. In fact I wanted to call one of my sons Hector but I was not allowed!!!

tr3nta said...

I just love this photo... powerful... the light, the scene, everything...

F3lixP said...

This photo is very cool! Looks like they are inside a photo room!

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Oh my gosh, what a cute pup!!