Blue

 
 Gabby on a blue background
 
 

This post is part of my 2018 Project 52, which is done through the
Pet Photography Project 52 group on Facebook.

 

what do you think of the color BLUE?

Turns out, it can mean almost anything.

We say we're blue when we are feeling sad. Mississippi is the "home of the blues," a musical form meant for lamentation.

Yet, blue is also said to be calming and to help clear thought.

Blue makes us think of something cold and frigid. Yet, a blue flame is hotter than a red or yellow flame.

Blue is associated with cleanliness and purity. Just think about the amount of blue you see on packaging of soap, detergent, bleach, etc. However, blue is supposed to curb your appetite (I guess Kraft didn't know that when designing their mac and cheese packaging).

In advertising, blue is used to indicate stability, trustworthiness, and dependability. But we say someone lies until they're blue in the face.

Because of my son's favorite show when he was little, blue (along with magenta) will always make me think of dogs.

 
 
 A dog's paw print colored blue
 
 

Blue dogs

I don't know any dogs that are blue, but my groomers at Affinity Retreat (the same ones that helped Charlie) were kind enough to loan me a wall of theirs that is colored blue. And I had promised my friend Elizabeth that I would take some photos of her dogs, so here's her pack.

(While these were all taken on the same wall, I applied some effects in post-production so the wall wouldn't get so monotonous on all these photos).

 

Gabby

 
 

Gabby is the dog Elizabeth has had the longest out of the group. Your guess is as good as mine as to what breeds went into Gabby. One thing is sure, she sure is a sweetie.

 

Rudder

 

Next comes Rudder, the black lab. He was a stray, if I recall correctly, who got his name because his tail steered him just like a rudder to a loving home.

 

Buddy

 

How can you not love the looks on Buddy's face? He just looks like he's waiting to get into some trouble! You can't tell from this headshot, but Buddy definitely has some basset hound in his heritage—he's built just like one. There's something about dogs built like bassets that make me smile.

 

Sissy & Sassy

 
 
 

Sissy (left) and Sassy (right) are the newest members of Elizabeth's pack. She found these two girls when they were around six or seven weeks old, and she's had them for about two months now. Of all the dogs, Sissy was the ham, always sitting pretty ready for a close up.

 
 

 

I hope you're not too blue to go to the next member of the blog circle, Nancy Keiifer, serving Central New York, the Adirondacks and Beyond.

 

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