Did you have to look twice. Photographer Seth Casteel is the photographer that captured these wonderful pctures of dogs underwater. In combination with the under water currents, mixed with his skills using his high speed camera, he was able to transform our darling little love cuddles, into aquatic fur hounds.
There is something mesmerizing about the pictures.. I look at them and see the happy smiles.. of the dogs in action, their anticipation of the catch. Dogs do love having fun, and many of them love the fetch and catch played with their owners. What we don’t see is the owners, their human getting them revved up and then tossing the ball into the water so they’ll dive in to retrieve it. Our first Porti was like that.. she loved the water and she loved to fetch.. she would egg you on all day, there was no tiring her out if there was water nearby, or a ball.
The photographer, Seth Casteel is on Facebook .. the article I found on his work was back in 2012.. so I can’t be sure if it is still up, nor was I able to get a web addy. But my hat is off to this artist… his creativity and patience to go underwater and get these pictures.. well… I say… bravo and thank you.
In life, we have to grab the moment, seize the day so to speak…. we only go around once, we only get to live the day once… and no two days are ever alike.. the endless possibilities.. are beyond categorizing. A friend I met up with, was very upset and angry at himself.. he had let someone else ruin his “day” As humans we think too much, we want to dissect and rethink everything. Eventually he got past it.. it wasn’t a mistake, because he learned from his experience.
I learned something too. I learned that guys hurt just as much as we do when they are wronged, It is not that I didn’t know that.. but.. it wasn’t top of mind. it is not only guys who can be the person doing wrong, so can the woman Being a woman, I hear all about how so and so, was this and that…. or how the marriage ended because…. and usually for me it was always the man’s fault.
There is no such thing as someone else’s fault. WE make our choices, and we are responsible for our own actions and decisions. No matter what the story is.. there is always another version. Somewhere in between lies the truth.. and even then.. it depends on the telling.
When our dog pals, are with us.. they are happy just sharing time with us.. when we want to play they are over joyed.. “come on, Fetch” and the sight of a ball whizzing past them is irresistable, they are off and running. they don’t cogitate on what does he want me to do.. they see the ball, hear the words and they are gone.. propelled by the moment, and the thrill of sharing that moment with their “human/partner”
Sharing time with another person,can be so rewarding, it all begins with respecting the other person’s unique individuality, and sincerely wanting to be with them. If honesty of intention is not at the core of the friendship, then it is doomed from the start.
Love is life.
Let love touch your heart today.
Namaste – Oyashikiri
he has books, calendars and is working on another book to be out in 2016