Dog Photo Challenge ~ Paw
I adore the feeling when the dog’s touch me with their paws.
Sometimes it’s to get my attention.
Sometimes it’s to wake me because they think it’s past their breaky time (fortunately, not too often).
Sometimes it’s for tricks like ‘High 5’ or ‘Shake’.
Sometimes it’s to reassure me.
Whichever the reason, dogs often communicate with us through the touch of their paws.
We thought for this week, focussing on their paws for the dog photo challenge would be an especially lovely thing to do.
(If you’re not yet familiar with the Dog Photo Challenges then there’s some extra info at the bottom of the post).
This Week’s Theme: PAW
Aside from just being awfully sweet, the your dogs paws are wonderfully designed to enable our dogs to perform many of their doggie feats! Did you know that:
- a dog’s pawshave a thick layer of fatty tissue that insulates the inner foot tissues from extreme temperatures. Also as the paw gets cold when it hits the ground, arteries transfer the chilled blood back to the body where it warms up again. Because of these traits, dogs are much more adept at walking on frozen grounds than us humans.
- dogs are digitigrade animals, meaning that their digits — not their heels — take most of their weight when they walk.
- OR, that dogs are likely to appreciate a good paw massage – research has found it helps them to relax and promote better circulation.
Whether big, furry, slender, elegant, athletic, webbed or floppy your dog’s paws are a beautiful and amazing part of them. We can’t wait to see the photos you come up with in this week’s dog photo challenge. It’s your chance to create beautiful memories of this aspect of your dog.
Don’t forget to also share the theme with or tag your friends who will love to play along!
Some ‘PAW’ Inspiration
Want some inspiration? Here’s some adorable dogs and the sweet ways they use their paws to help inspire you to take and share your own adorable dog photos in this week’s challenge.
Share Your ‘PAW’ Photos
Meeting and hearing all about your dogs and the love you have for them makes our day! There’s lots of ways to share your photos for this weeks challenge:
On Facebook – Post your photo under the theme post when it appears on Facebook.
On Instagram – Tag your photos that fit the theme with #pt_paw so we can find them!
In the Comments – Share your photo in the comments below. If you have photos on other photo sharing sites (like 500px or Flickr) then feel free to leave a link to your photo in the comments.
However you share, don’t forget to include your dogs name/s. If there is a great story, or puppy tale, that goes with your photo them we’d also love to hear it! Especially if you’re sending us something creative and we may not immediately ‘get’ how your photo fits the theme!
What are the Dog Photo Challenges?
We know you guys, our Puppy Tales friends, love to share photos of your gorgeous dogs! Our social media is filled with them daily and we receive lots via message and email too. We LOVE to see them! And we want to share our favourites….. each week the best will be shared on our Puppy Tales Facebook Timeline Cover! It needs to be updated frequently and we couldn’t think of anything better than sharing your cute Dog or Puppy Tales!
So we developed the simple idea of a weekly challenge allowing you to share your best dog photos! And the best bit is that it gives you an extra reason to hang out with your dogs over the weekend and to be taking more photos of them. If you already have photos that match the theme, then you’re welcome to share those too. There will be many themes throughout the year, so the opportunity to share your dog photos often will be sure to come up frequently! Don’t forget to come back to check for the new themes each week!
On Mondays we will post a photo challenge theme for the week. You can upload throughout the week, tag your photos on instagram and the following Tuesday we will pick our favourites to update the Puppy Tales Facebook page with! We will also share some of the photos on Puppy Tales instagram!