Dusky Blurs

October 2, 2011

Evening wrasslin'

At twilight, playful wresting often preceeds warp speet chase gams.


Tawzalt capers through the bamboo thicket at dusk.

Dog in a Truck

September 30, 2011

Dog on a Truck

I took this photo with my phone from my car near the new Vodafone head office in Accra, Ghana (one of the big buildings in the background). The dog has some Azawakh-like characteristics but with a major pot belly. Maybe he has a belly full of worms?


January 6, 2010

Tawzalt just walked casually into my office, stretched and curled up on top of Azelouan.


We had a big snow

December 20, 2009

Zel braves the blizard 

Azelouan was curious.

Tawzalt hides from the snow

Tawzalt was horrified.

Tawzalt is in season and is at her peak of receptivity. It is tough for Zel to remain chaste and they are both wound a little tight. We took took the girls for a picnic and to get some new clothes for fall and brought Zel along and left Tawzalt to rest at home.

Zel was very happy to get some time out in the country side.

Cassandra and her Puppy

April 27, 2009

This photo of Cassandra and Tawzalt is from last July 4th. Cassandra loves Tawzalt.

Cassandra with puppy Tawzalt

Backyard Shenanigans

April 19, 2009

Azelouan’s new game is jumping the pile of wood that I have left over after building a new fence. The wood pile is over 8 feet long and 2 feet high. He easily clears it every time.

On the way out.

The return journey.


March 21, 2009

This morning I felt inspired to do some sketches of Azawakh. I started with standing poses and then did this running version. I think the least satisfactory parts are the shape of the scapula and the head.
Azawakh Running Sketch, extension phase

Azawakh Running Sketch, extension phase

It’s nap time

March 8, 2009

Theodora and Tawzalt

Cassandra and Tawzalt

Unfortunately, this lasted about 10 minutes. I should never have let the girls eat chocolate cake at the coffee shop.

We had a pretty big snow storm last night, about 6 or 7 inches or hock-deep on an azawakh. The dogs are a little ambivalent about the stuff. They have fun with it until they start to get really cold. For Tawzalt, this is her first experience with proper fluffy snow that hasn’t been adulterated by a nasty skin of ice caused by freezing rain.

They were very helpful at un-shoveling the snow as I cleared it.

Tawzalt is starting to feel the cold after some crazed digging

Tawzalt is starting to feel the cold after some crazed digging

What is this crazy stuff?

What is this crazy stuff?

Azelouan going after that snow.

Snow Digger

Azeloan with his snow ball

Azeloan with his snow ball

Un-shovelling completed and havoc wreaked -- its quittin time.

Havoc wreaked, it's quittin' time.