Saturday, January 15, 2011

Ramblin' man

Well my father was a pitbull down in Tampa
He wound up on the wrong end of a gun
And I was born in the back seat of a Greyhound bus
Rollin' down highway 41      The Allman Brothers Band (kinda')
I had occasion to sift through a ton of carnival pictures the other day and happily ran across a picture of Stella's daddy (above) along with her little brother (below, left). When these pictures were taken you understand, I didn't realize that I'd leave there with a dog or I might've made some effort to snag some family photos before we headed out. You know, posterity and all. I don't know his name or anything but I'm reasonably sure that it's him seeing as he was described to me by his owner Julian (the gentleman in the green shirt), also seen below holding the puppy that looks like a mini-version of the dog above.

I was moved to dig into the carnival pictures after (somewhat impulsively) deciding to make a Carny Dog calendar. It was loads of fun to make and it's filled with shots of some of the coolest dogs on America's midways. It should arrive sometime this week and I ordered an extra one to give away to some one of our regular readers which will no doubt be more fun than actually making the thing :) Stay tuned.


giantspeckledchihuahua said...

PH my dog! Look agt that puppy belly or Stella's brother! Time to cut back on the beer!

A few bloggers with cattle dogs made calendars last year to support New Hope Cattle Dog Rescue, it was so fun turning to the next month and seeing who was the centerfold of the month!

I hope we'll get to see some of the pictures your chose for Stella's calender. She's such a pretty, photogenic, unique looking dog. And you capture her spirit, so well!

True or False. I'm suckin' up, extra hard, for a calendar.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Well, now I know where the blog name comes from :-) Because I'm into's fun to see Stella's relatives ..

susan said...

Thanks Colleen, you mean you didn't know that Stella lived on the midway before she took up with me? At two weeks old her and the family climbed into a semi and hit the road!

GSC: You know that puppy's got some french fries in there too. Stella had the same belly. Also, the pictures from the calendar are pretty awesome, they're all different carnival dogs. STella is in there but only when she was a puppy (at the carnival). I can't wait for them to get here.

Beverly said...

OK. I admit, I didn't get your Christmas present to you on time (or yet!) but I'm sincerely hoping my name is on one of those calendars. Love the family pictures. xo