Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Beni's Summer Days

The Summer heat is not going anywhere anytime soon in Mostar. Most of our days here are filled with work during the day and staying sheltered in the house in the rest of it. Of course such a lifestyle has an effect on our little furry friend Beni as well. Even he (who usually loves the outside and hanging out in the garden), goes back inside the house when he senses the heat on his head. 

Unfortunately, the nights have been wearing us out as well, with the air conditioning running pretty much 24 hours each day. And while the promise of a cool late summer season lingers in the air, we are still left coping with the heat until cooler times arrive.

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Peaking out the windows is essential as potential intruders could march into the garden and into the main house. Watchful as always, Beni will bark as friends and family approach my little house here :) In truth he is very much happy about each visitor.


The late afternoon provides a small drop in temperature. That's when going out into the garden is most enjoyable. We go for walks when the days are not too hot. But when the heat wont disappear late into the night, playing in the garden is the only option. Thankfully he is small and the garden big, so jumping, playing and running are always an option.



I tried going up close to him with my new wide angle lens, and managed to get a couple of these distorted looks, which I think look interesting. Works very well on animals (people not so much, and yes I have tried).


As the heat rages on, we go back inside the house, waiting for nightfall and fresh summer evenings. Hopefully they won't take too long to get here.


43 comments:

  1. what a cheat. Cute dog, hearts melt...
    ROG, ABCW,

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  2. Hahahaha....Beni is a real model! How he holds and shakes the head in the pictures ;-DD! Love him!

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  3. Your furry friend Beni looks not only a little "cutie" but a loyal friend, sharing the heat with you all.

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  4. My parents have a dog and she doesn't like the heat maybe because she isn't the youngest anymore. It's too cute when dogs hold their heads like this. It looks like they would hear and understand what you're speaking, right?

    Greetings, Dana

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  5. He's adorable! And your shots emphasize what a cutie he is. Some of the best pet photos I've seen.
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/08/strange-visitors-in-garden.html

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  6. Such cute photos of your little dog!

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  7. Süß!! Mir gefällt das 7. Foto total gut! Aber wenn euer Beni in der Wohnung ist, dann merkt man kaum mehr, wo er ist zwischen den vielen weißen Möbeln. ;-) Liebe Grüße

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  8. Adorable dog and wonderful photography of all ~

    Happy Day to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  9. Loved your post on the cute Beni. I have had dogs in the past, but no more. Too much pain when you lose them. Texas heat is terrible but nothing to compare to yours. Hang in and stay cool.

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  10. It's bad enough being a human in the heat but at least we don't wear fur coats. I could send some of our cooler weather across to you, if you think Beni would like some.,

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  11. What a cute dog you have !!

    And summer is ending here (thankfully, i love autumn and can't barely wait for it ;-)

    Have a nice day
    Melody abc-w-team)

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  12. Ah, I do love Beni and such a cute, adorable little fellow he is!!! Every time I see your photos of him I'm reminded of my little Sam Schnauzer and miss him all over again!! Thanks for sharing his sweet face with us, Mersad!!

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  13. Now--- if you only knew what he was thinking... :)

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  14. Beni is soooooo cute and adorable!
    Wishing you a nice wednesday.

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  15. I love the way he turns his head,probably when you are speaking to him. He is a reall sweetie.

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    1. Yeah, that's his listening pose. :)

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  16. Nice home. Beni is a sweetie though.

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  17. Cute shots of Beni. Stay cool!

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  18. Beni is so cute, hope the weather cools down for you soon.

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  19. Our heat wave finally broke yesterday, thankfully. Hope yours does soon, too. Your Beni is adorable.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

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  20. Looks like Beni loves to have his picture taken and will willing work for you as your model. Fun photos.

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  21. Beni is just so cute. Sorry you've had to be inside so much. Our summer heat is over pretty much now. We even had rain today for which we are so thankful for. I enjoyed a walk this morning before the rain started. Hope it cools down for you soon.

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  22. Hi Y'all!

    Oh love Benji! It's still hot pretty much everywhere in the northern hemisphere.

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  23. It's always a pleasure to see the little chap.

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  24. Benji has quite a range of facial expressions. And every one is so appealing! You have a fine little model for your photographs!

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  25. Es schaut so niedlich aus wenn Benji immer seinen Kopf zur Seite neigt. Er ist wirklich ein absolutes Hundemodel und so knuffig. Den möchte man sofort knuddlen♥ Wunderschöne Fotos lieber Mersad.

    Liebe Grüsse
    N☼va

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  26. I love the little head tilt!

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  27. What an adorable pooch! And love that he keeps guard at the window!

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  28. Oh my, Beni is a real cutie, and very photogenic! It's hot where I am (Texas) but at least not into the 100s anymore. We'll probably have another heat wave before it starts cooling down for fall, which won't be until October! Love your pavers with the grass around them... lovely effect!

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  29. I'm wondering how hot it is there. I live in a semi-tropical area...Houston, Texas. We've had a miserable summer, but just in the last week or so the early mornings are a little better. We won't turn off the A/C until mid to late October. Your dog is adorable and the flowers are so pretty. Great photographs. Unfortunately, my dog is obsessed with lizards and frogs. So obsessed that she can forget why she's outside in the first place, so we have to go out with her and make sure she goes. I've sat out there for 20+ minutes waiting in the hot weather for her to stop staring at lizards and go. The Vet doesn't want to put her on medication if we can avoid it, but at this rate I'll be on medication!

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  30. Here's hoping a break in the heat so your pup can get out more!

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  31. Hello, adorable collection of Beni photos. He is so cute! I hope the hot weather goes away soon, have a happy weekend!

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  32. Beni is so sweet. love how he turns his head when you talk to him.

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  33. He is so cute and I love his little head cocked to the side. It's pretty warm here in Georgia, too. Can't wait for the weather to begin cooling.

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  34. Oh my word, what a wonderful and photogenic pup! Lovely photos!

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  35. Beni is adorable. I can't get our Sadie to pose very often. '-)

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  36. Sweet doggie and excellent post.
    MB

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  37. Fantastic flowers and Benji is an adorable furry friend. Thank you so much fo sharing with Today's Flowers, and happy weekend :)

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