Thursday, January 28, 2010

Looking back

Recently, Jude from Mature not senile posted about a new member in their family. She is mom to a little white Westie, just like Duke. She was asking about how long it took for Duke to get all fuzzafied (my word, not hers) and so I decided to take a look back at some old pictures of him. All I could find were some that I had either edited in some way or put into a scrapbook page but I'm going to share those with you today.

This was one of those edits done in my early learning stages. Extractions still aren't my strong point but I can hide it a little better now. I'm pretty sure that was taken the day we brought him home. He was such a little cutie I fell in love the minute I saw him.


His eyes look blue here but they really aren't.

 
The date on this file was January 2008


I'm pretty sure this one was taken shortly before he got his very first Westie cut. I sort of like him all shaggy looking but it drives Wade nuts so we do get him groomed just not as often as we should.  The background paper for this layout is a picture of the forsythia bush with the cave opening....lol Wish I could remember who's kit I used to make the layout so I could add a link but I have no clue. If this is yours let me know and I'll give you credit.

38 comments:

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I love Duke all shaggy and ruffled. He's adorable though he would be cute no matter what :)

Sandee said...

Duke is a little cutie indeed. I just love him to pieces and I can see why you fell in love with him at first sight.

Have a terrific day. Ear scritches for Duke. :)

VanillaSeven said...

He is so adorable. Nice artwork of him :)

BeadedTail said...

He's just cute no matter what! Those are great ways to display his photos! I really need to learn scrapbooking.

LDH said...

Cute as can be... and I loved the little talk you had with him the other day and his decision to allow you to get some adorable pictures!

Kloggers/Polly said...

I used to have a Westie too - she however never developed the thicker fur. They should, I believe, have very fine hair or fur and a thicker layer of hair or fur which protects them from the colder weather. My poor little Westie only had the very finest of hair or fur. Although she was registered with a pegigree I was advised by our vet at the time that he thought that she had most likely been bred in a puppy farm. He said that when buying dogs or cats it is advisable to see the parents and the litter at home. To see what circumstances they are kept. She sadly is no more - she was always very timid and had another little dog for company. She was very sweet ....

FishHawk said...

That was wonderful! I wonder if A&E would be interested in doing a documentary about Duke? No, Animal Planet is too lame. So, don't be goin' there!

Jen said...

Well he just went from one stage of cuteness to the next, didn't he? That last photo of him by his *cough* Man Cave seems to have captured his personality perfectly; he really is absolutely adorable :o)

Daisy said...

I like the shaggy, wild and woolly look best! Duke is a cutie.

FishHawk said...

Um, just in case you don't catch it yourself, that comment with the Chinese characters and the .............. is to porn sites.

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! Cutie Duke. Happy Friday! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Grampys World said...

Duke just seems to be getting better looking with age. He is a cutie.
Hey Fishhawk. How do you know that is a Chinese porn site?

Anne said...

He is such a cutie patooty! He was an adorable puppy I can see falling in love with him instantaneously.

Buggys said...

Duke is a very handsome lad. Love your scrap pages! You're such a talented lady!

vickie said...

I love seeing the progression over time ... of Duke ... and your scrapping! TFS!!

allotments4you.com said...

lovely to see the pics. of Duke growing up...I especially like the one with the comment about his nickname...lol

B Boys Mom said...

He is just sooooo cute! What great pictures you have.

Jude said...

Those photos are great Ann, Duke is adorable. I was checking Obie out better and I can see where their supposed groomer clipped him around his face and head and messed him up, poor little thing looks pitiful, hopefully in a few months he'll be handsome like Duke. Thanks for the link and I always love looking at Duke photos. I love the shaggy look also.

Lin said...

OOooooh, such adorable baby pics!! Wasn't it just like yesterday that he was a pup??

Lenox Knits said...

so sweet. I like him when he's shaggy too.

January said...

hey Duke! lucky to have mom right?
be a good doggie..

Roschelle said...

didn't know Duke was a Westie. I saw a special on AnimalPlanet (love that channel!) about Westies. They're awesome. I always knew Duke was special...now I'm positive!

gayle said...

Duke is so cute!! When I see pictures of him I almost want one...well I really do want one!!Duke is lucky to have you!!

DK Miller said...

Your dog is so cute! That's all. Have a great day!

Donna said...

Oh ANN!! Isn't this Precious!!! How I wish there'd been these kits around 20 years ago!
He's a DollBaby!!
hughugs

Sharkbytes said...

What a little cutie! I didn't know they looked so different as puppies. Thanks for sharing!

Duni said...

Duke is such a cutie! I love how you put together those scrap pages :)

Me-Me King said...

That's it, I mean it! I wanna be a new mom to a Westie just like Duke. I'm gong to start my search, stay tuned.

Mee2 said...

That little dude is ADORABLE!! Do they shed a lot? What about training? Easy? Medium? Hard? Or not in a million years? :o)

I have 3 labs. Those buggers shed like you would not believe. I can sweep and mop in the morning, and by bedtime it looks like it was never done.

Just wondering, because I'm looking for a good, smaller, less hairier dog. For next time. How morbid is that?

As for my camera...not figuring it out too much. Just kind of lucky when I get a good shot. And I have to take HUNDREDS of pictures to get a good one, lol!!

allotments4you.com said...

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WillOaks Studio said...

How strange is this? After drooling over your adorable dog here, I was visiting a friend and her husband this afternoon only to discover that they got a new dog--a she-Westy named Daisy. Cutest and sweetest puppy--a pure bundle of love!! Now I REALLY want one of my own!!

JD at I Do Things said...

Oh, Duke!

I love you, no matter how fuzzy or groomed (or un-groomed you are).

That first layout is so sweet; but they're all good.

I should really try getting creative with my sweet cats. They deserve better than my blurry photos!

Audrey said...

What a cutie! I'm more a big dog person myself though. But if you are going to have the dog in the house - small is the way to go.

Miawa said...

Awe! he was just as cute then but my what a difference. He looks so much more 'mature' now.

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

Duke is so adorable! And the page about 'Dukie' is so funny.

Tammy said...

Duke is adorable! I had a pup by that name when I was little.
~Tammy

SweetMarie said...

love this post about Duke...I had to look at this post even though I knew it would make me cry.

SweetMarie said...

love this post about Duke...I had to look at this post even though I knew it would make me cry.

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