Posts Tagged “Golden Retriever”

What the hell am I doing here….

There are times that I just sit back and wonder… and think…. and wonder what the hell am I doing here…

When I look back on these past few years… it seems that everything has just become more intense. Living life has become more of a challenge, people have become more difficult… and slowly… it seems life has just become so bloody intense that it may not be worth trying anymore…

2010 had to be one of my most intense years… One thing I will have to admit up to is that July was filled with absolute jubilation with the FIFA World Cup and all the celebrations… At that time – it was the first and most realistic time that all South African’s were lifted off to a different planet of BEing… just to BE and bask in the awesomeness of oneness….

But the Soccer World Cup ended… the flags were taken down and everyone was to get about their normal lives once again…. Me included…

August hit me with a blast.

I was once again lost in my world of dreams of doing’s and being’s…. going to the same mundane job that paid the bills, battled at my photography and getting things out, my animal communications were failing dismally … and to top it off, I had to trench through the final weeks of a self-inflicted ‘self-development’ course which brought up more crap in my life than I would actually like to have contended with at  that stage…

There too was another failed relationship…

Of course…. my smiley face and jubilant personality still burst out to everyone… and I hid my misery… Sharing it only with my Jesse….

Then the fairy tale began when a man in shining armour stepped up to my desk one afternoon… with a request that I just couldn’t say no to…

Nah…. he wasn’t MY man in shining armour…. he was merely a client from a year ago who came back asking me to take care of his Golden Retriever… He and his family were due to immigrate to Australia in a few months and they couldn’t bare the thought of putting their boy through all the shit and quarantine restrictions and asked if I would take him on…. Here is were I met another family of friends…..

December 28, 2010 Posted Under: Things Irvin Says   Read More

So – My photography was a hit!!

It’s 13 days before Christmas… but, today we had to have our family Christmas lunch because sister-darling is jetting off to Cape Town for a few weeks of holiday… with that… this morning was Christmas shopping… and I had to finish it all in all of 4 hours!!!!!

Not the ideal for a Librian who needs WEEKS for this type of stuff!!! However, my partner Curt and I (BOTH Librian’s) made a HUGE success of getting it all done in the required time!!!

Here was the twist and a mark for Irvin Sammons as a photographer! I’m YET to print ANY of my photos!!!! Strange and weird as it may seem, but it’s a fact!

The printing was to start today!

When I got my 50mm prime lens about a month ago, I took a ton of pics of my sister’s children and decided that some of the pics would be the perfect gift for her Christmas gift….

Although I really had to narrow them down to all of two pics! One of Blade and one of Spyder…

Pic number one is of Blade.. and thank goodness for Curt helping me choose a more subtle pic of the boy!

And then there is the other child… Spyder…

With these two pics… I decided to blow them up to A2…. And that is friggin HUGE!!!!  The results… Well…. AWESOME!!!! Pin sharp focus, perfect colour and just all round.. two beautiful pics…… Aside from  these two… I decided to print some of my favourite pics from my Salt Rock holiday…. taking my prints to the most amazing photo lab in there world for printing… AGFA Greenstone… ..

December 12, 2010 Posted Under: Photography   Read More

World… Meet Jesse….

The formal introductions of my children have to be first on this site as it is the two of them who are playing such a huge role in my life and who are going to frequent this site probably more than any other animal.

Jesse came to me just over 2 years after escaping  from her previous owner, running across a main road and straight into my office. Needless to say, it was indeed love at first sight, however, seeing how well trained she was I took it she came from a really good home. So for that weekend we set out making posters to put around and calling every vet and SPCA leaving out details.

Unfortunately – I found her “new” owners… They only had her for just under three months and I could from the start that just just wasn’t a happy girl at all…

Everyday for the next 30 days I’d be sure to call and see how she was going…. The first two weeks everything was great, but slowly I started to hear the irritating in the owner voice how she destroyed the garden, ripped up the pool creepy and cause general chaos…

Then, the week preceding the 21 March, our beautiful South African weather took a turn for the worse and the storms set in….

I remember going down to the courtyard in the middle of these storms with a picture of her and sit in the rain – connecting to her, feeling her anxiety and stress then sending her beams and beams of love and healing in the mere hope that it would give her just a little bit of comfort…

Thankfully a week later I got the much awaited call from the ‘then’ owners asking me to come fetch her as they weren’t coping…

Sadly, she came back to me nearly 30 days later completely filthy, weighing in at 18kg’s with skin problems, eye infections, ear infection and urinary infection…. I felt at that stage that she just wanted to die…..

Her recovery was quicker than anyone initially expected and she’s proven to be one of my greatest companions in life… The communication channel between us is always open and there is this stream of thoughts constantly flowing between us.

She has also become one of my greatest helpers when I communicate with animal… Always bringing  through her wisdom and clearing up just about any situation that I get stuck with…

Nearly a year down the line from adopting her – she gave me her experiences through a poem which now is a good time to share….

December 6, 2010 Posted Under: Animal Communication   Read More