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52/52: What Evil Lurks...

...or, "Do You See What I Have to Put Up With?"

 

Well, that year really flew by.

 

This is my final submission for Fergus's 52 Weeks for Dogs project. Since Ollie will be taking over from Fergus for 2011, I'd wanted to incorportate Ollie into Fergus's last photo somehow, either as lurking in the shadows, or out of focus in the background. Then a thematic challenge was announced for this week -- "handing over the reins" -- and it totally fit! Yaay!

 

It's been a really fun project, and it's pretty much the only thing that's kept me posting to Flickr, what with the lack of inspiration I've been feeling. I've also enjoyed the extra time with Fergus, and he's appreciated that, too. It's given me an excuse to take him out, without Ollie, on fun (and sometimes scary) adventures, just the two of us. Ollie's an overpowering personality and unstoppable force, so Fergus appreciates time away from him.

 

Fergus will be continuing on in the 12 Months group, since he's a camera whore and will miss the attention, and a pretty easy subject. Ollie, on the other hand, may be a challenge to get something out of on a weekly basis! He tends to make the very same expression every time he sees the camera pointed his way, which is devoid of brain and personality. It's really frustrating, since he has plenty of both. (Well, I'm not so sure about the brain sometimes...)

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Taken on December 29, 2010