Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Boz, Muse

I resist posting about Boz every week--even every day. He's one of my favorite subjects, so as soon as I think I've let enough time pass as not to bore you, I'll put up a picture of him. I've got a million of 'em. I mean that very close to literally.

Boz is muse to other photographers as well. He even appears in Ibarionex Perello's Chasing the Light, an honest-to-goodness published book about photography by an honest-to-goodness professional photographer.

John made this impressionistic image of our elderly beastie on one of our Hahamongna romps. Boz mopes around the neighborhood like Eeyore. But a dog can have a muse, too. Out in the open spaces where his cousin coyotes roam, he is inspired.

29 comments:

Shell Sherree said...

Petrea, you could blog about Boz every day and I'd be contented. I love John's photo. You can feel Boz's exuberance.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Love it! he runs like the wind..

Petrea Burchard said...

Isn't it a great shot? I just love it.

Thank you, Shell, maybe I'll make a Boz blog. And yes, Kalei, he loves to run, very fast, in little bursts.

Gretchen said...

i love this picture! i hope to meet boz someday.

Latino Heritage said...

Boz is wondferful and you two are great at taking photos which share his spirit. Perhaps this picture captures how Boz feels as he's running? Love that this is all streams of energy and light.

John Sandel said...

Gretchen: you better hurry up.

altadenahiker said...

I think this is how Teddy Butt sees himself in his mind's eye.

Petrea Burchard said...

I hope you do, too, Gretchen. But JS is right.

LH, yes, this one captures how running makes him feel, or perhaps how he sees himself as he runs, as Hiker says. I wonder about that sometimes, although I don't suppose dogs are self-referential. But if they were, at times they'd see themselves as heroic, or at least Boz would.

Speedway said...

One of my favorite pictures, lost long ago, was of a plain but self-assured dog looking straight into the camera. It's caption read "Man in a dog suit." While I laughed, it spoke to how I see animals, not so much as dogs, cats, horses, or whatever, but as beings with some sense of self, deserving of respect.

Clifford Beshers said...

Boz. Muse. Booze.

TheChieftess said...

Great shot!!! Love the motion...you can just feel Boz racing along!!!

Kalei's Best Friend said...

I think a Boz blog would be cool... I'd like to read what goes thru his head.... :-)

Katie said...

Great photo John. Run Boz, run!

Petrea Burchard said...

Okay. I'm going to use these little "reply" options. Er. See what we think.

Petrea Burchard said...

It's as you say. John and I have discussed this regarding Boz. He may not be a human, but he is definitely a person.

Petrea Burchard said...

Moose.

Petrea Burchard said...

The more I look at this shot today the more I want to frame it.

Petrea Burchard said...

Kalei, I don't think what goes through his head is readable!

Petrea Burchard said...

Isn't that what Richard Harris said at the end of "Camelot"?

Petrea Burchard said...

Trish sent me an email. She hasn't been able to comment. Blogger is giving her trouble. But she said I could quote her:
"Boz is adorable and my vote would be to post his pics everyday. Then again, as one young friend once told me "I think you have a dog fetish!", so perhaps I am a skosh biased?"

Ms M said...

I love seeing the "impressionistic view" of Boz, too. That burst of energy. Excellent photo, John!

Bellis said...

All I can think of is "Greased Lightning." Go Boz, go!

Clifford Beshers said...

Caboose.

Petrea Burchard said...

Obtuse.

Petrea Burchard said...

I keep wanting to click "like" on comments. I've been on Facebook this evening.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

kind of what life looks like now without my reading glasses

BaysideLife said...

Joy oh Joy. Great photo. I'd frame it for sure.

Petrea Burchard said...

That's my plan. It's one of my favorites.

Nathalie said...

Yep, you sure should. I personally LOVE it.