The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is free to all comers, but just two trails allow dogs. This afternoon we took our dogs on the Gatlinburg Trail.
As the old saying goes, we should “let sleeping dogs lie.” But that doesn’t bar us from shooting stills while they’re asleep! And if the dogs in question are Luci and Zeke, asleep is about the only way to get them both in the same shot.
In a flash of genius, my wife turned to me and said “I bet Big Bone Lick would be fun.” This might be a good time to clarify for those of you who are neither Kentuckians nor paleontologists. My lovely wife had not just made an indecent proposal to me from within earshot of our horrified children.
Chocolate is a bit like getting a carton of cigarettes with a bow on top — it feels good for a little while, but the enjoyment comes with undesirable consequences. And a dog or cat as a surprise gift? Trust me: bad idea. But a photographic portrait of your spouse, your child(ren), your fur-kids, or your whole family — that’s an expression of love you can both enjoy in perpetuity.