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Saturday, 24 January 2009

Camera Critters: Kong Hay Fat Choi! (And a day out.)

We have a few readers in the Far East so we decided to dedicate this week's Camera Critters to them. 2009 will be the year of the OX, we wanted to post a photo of some Heilan Coos (Highland Cattle) but after a 3hr round trip through Scottish farmland today we still didn't manage so it will just have to be an Aberdeen Angus! To those of you who will be celebrating over the next couple of weeks.....Kong Hay Fat Choi!! Or is it Kiong Hee Huat Tsai!! (hope that's right!) Either way, Happy Chinese New Year to you, may the coming year be a happy, healthy and prosperous one!
Today has been an eventful day....up at the crack of dawn to drive to Inverurie (just outside Aberdeen) for the Bon-Accord open show. No photos from the show as I was in the ring but on our trip we saw....

.....the most beautiful sunrise....

....some gorgeous scenery....

....a fox...well, two actually but the other was in the next field and even further away (camera- zoom in, damn you!) Release the Hounds? Tempting, but no!

....someone had stolen Dad's DB9 (lol, dream on Mum!)

....a cool rainbow cloud...not sure if this counts as a sundog?

....a helicopter flying low (wonder if it was anything to do with today's avalanche in Glencoe?)*

....and Alfie winning Best of Breed again, yippee! Well done Alf, only 2 more points to go my boy!

*Edit: I don't think the chopper photographed was involved in the Glencoe rescue operation. I have just read on AOL News that three people have died in this terrible tragedy today, our thoughts and prayers go to their families.

30 sniffy tailwags:

Martha Basset said...

Well we are delighted to be the first to congratulate you - well done Alfie!
Cool pics as always. The helicopter might well have been due to the Glencoe avalanche.
Thankfully everyone OK.
Martha & Bailey xx

Mason Dixie said...

Way to go!! First prize. Thanks for sharing the sunrise, it was beautiful.

karensbrae said...

You are quick off the mark!! We only got home about half an hour ago. Stopped by Lesley's to see how the dogs were doing.

Well done to Alfie, Hope you get the last 2 points next week.

Flo said...

Congrats to Alfie!!!! Great photos!

River said...

Great job, Alfie! 'Sundog' was my mom's handle when she flew F-16s (virtually). Nice scenery, too.

love & wags,

Tammy said...

Congratulations Alfie!

Crobeag Golden Retrievers said...

Well done Alfie. Hope you get those two points very soon and make your Mum a very very proud lady. Good luck at the next show.


Esme,Becky, and Whisper

Tink *~*~* said...

Excellent! Well done! Funny, I have some pics of cows today, too.

Southwest Florida Rent-A-Cows at My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

Tink *~*~*

wyvisview said...

Well done boy! You have a mention at Wyvisview too! See you soon! Shhhhh!!

Grammy said...

Great photos I love the cow!

Amber said...

Way to go Alfie!!!!


Rose said...

Yippee for the win! You got some lovely photos on the way.

The Army of Four said...

ALFIE! Way to rock it, pup!!! Congrats!
Oh, and wowzers, what cool scenery! That's so cool that you spotted a fox!!! Is that Angus your pet? How much room does he take up in the bed? Seems to me he'd be a bed hog... like somepup I could mention but won't. But let's just say his name rhymes with "brave" and he likes to listen to bagpipes.
We're so proud of you, Alfie!!!
Play bows,

Stella said...

Congrats from me, too, Alfie!

We took a look at your own little spot on this blog and must say, we are impressed with all you do!

Too bad your Mum wouldn't let you rip the foxes!


Tibby said...

Hi Beagles!
Those are some great pictures you have! Congrats to Alfie and Happy Chinese New Year to you all! My owner girl's little sister is from China so we will probably do a little something to celebrate!
:) Tibby

Noah the Airedale said...

Congrats on the win Alfie.
Wow an avalanche on Glencoe ay. The pinkies were there in 2007.

Happy Chinese New Year pals.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

L.E.W. said...

CONGRATULATIONS ALFIE to the best of breed prize. That's wonderful - high five! :)

L.E.W. said...

ps. forgot to say THANK YOU for your advice (high protein diet potentially causing hyper activity in dogs). We have tried different food and never noticed a difference... hihi. There is no cure for our crazy baby. lol.

Dianne said...

your sky photos are amazing!!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Nice shots.

Well done Alfie! :-)

Dot O said...

Congrats to Alfie! Love the sunrise pics!!! They are gorgeous. Sounds like it was a very busy day for you today.

They are some amazing photos you shared with us today. Thanks!

Dot (from across The Pond)

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Maybe Choi is just overly fluffy?

Nice pikhs!

Mom saw a fox a few weeks ago when she was doing the khanine transport with Frosty and furiends!

PeeEssWoo: Khongrats on the ribbon!

Tootie said...

Nice photos!

Poopsie aka Blue said...

Well done Alfie!
The sky shots are great - particulary like the cloud one - its amazing what you can see with a good imagination.

Best wishes, pats & pets

The FOUR Musketeers said...

Congrats on the Best of Breed Alfie ! How I wish I was like you !

Daniela said...

Congrats to Alfie! Great photos!
I love pets!!! Sou veterinĂ¡ria no Brasil!! Kisses

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

Congratulationhs on Best of Breed, Alfie. That is a job well done. We didn't know we had befriended a celebrity.

We love the sky photos. Mom takes a lot of those too when she isn't taking dog or cow photos. Hmmm ... maybe we have a lot in common.

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Maggie and Mitch said...

Congratulations, Alfie!
Your sky pictures are just magnificent!
We love Mrs. Cow's earrings!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Simona,Paco e Milo said...

Well Done Alfie!!!!!!!!!!
CONGRATS for your First prize......you're greatttttttt and we're very proud of you!!!!!!!!!!Thanks for sharing the sunrise!!!!!! it was beautiful like you dear friends!!!!!!!!!
we love you and your adventures!!!!!!
have a great weekend!!!!!

The Devil Dog said...

Wow, that was an action packed post. First prize, neato! What rgeat photos. As always. Oh yeah, mom loves the ruins.