Saturday, December 29, 2012

Animal blog?

No, not quite, but almost.  At least we'll have an animal post.  Sammie the dog is just doing her doggie thing.  She doesn't even seem to know she is ill.  Here is a shot of her sitting, not to patiently, since she was just playing with one of her Christmas toys.
You can see the odd growth on her chest.  Here is a closer view.
That wasn't there before Thanksgiving!  In little more than a month this growth the size of a man's fist has appeared.  It seems it cannot be long before it bursts.  We'll just have to see.

I spoke of a Christmas toy; well, we got toys for the cat as well.  One was a laser pointer, I though he'd love chasing that little red dot.  Turns out, he basically doesn't care, the dog is more interested.  Now we are betting that the cat is at least partially blind.  He is 17 years old and has fits of howling in the night as if he were frightened.  We are guessing that he wakes in the night, can't really see very well, no one is in the room and he gets frightened.  So he howls.  After three or four howls, he figures he has scared off anything that would attack him so he shuts up.  If there are any cat psychologists out there who have a better idea; I'm certainly open to learning more. 

If I may jump to a completely different subject, how do you store your photos?  I store my photos by date; my wife stores hers by subject.  I have started using 'tags' so I can search by subject but that is relatively new.  (This is all Windows PC stuff; even when I had an iMac I stayed away from that Apple proprietary crap!)  Finding specific photos is obviously a pain in the ass regardless of the system.  When looking for a specific photo I have to have an idea when it was taken; my wife has to sort through tons of photos of the same subject to find the one she is wanting.  Any advice would be appreciated. 

Have a good one!


Unknown said...

Adobe's Bridge part of Photoshop is the software. Folders and sub folders are created to create some semblance of a filing system and works pretty good to find photos. The Year folder contains the Month folders. Within the month, the folders are identified by event or geographical location. Within those folders, most times the individual photo files are batch renamed to further identify specific items.

Before making that migration to Apple several years ago, I used Cerious Thumbsplus. Loved it. There is no version for the Mac, so I have to use this poorer alternative.

JoeinVegas said...

I use the date thing, and can't find anything. My wife renames files by subject, and also can't find things.
Good luck.