Friday, February 26, 2010

New - old camera

I have lost my old Nikon Coolpix 5000 camera. And I was without a camera except the one in my cellphone for couple of months. Since the finances are not improving radically in our household, buying responsive SLR camera with long enough lens I could enjoy making pictures with again, is out of question. But I bought Coolpix 4800 for $20 on Kijiji, USB cable on ebay for 99¢ plus $2.10 shipping from HongKong, and I am all set.

This is one of the first pictures of Sebastian I took with my new/old camera. It was done when we were dropping off papers at lawyers office tower.

We went today to pickup chicken skins from the farm. It was snowing. We went to look at emu birds. Sebastian was happy and exited.

Suddenly he kicked off his boots ad kept running in the snow. I could find only one of his boots. After while I realized that second one was taken by friendly Bernese mountain dog who was thinking that it is was a perfect toy. I put Sebastian in the car, changed his socks and attempted to retrieve the boot from the big dog's jaws. All in vain. But when I rang the bell to call her owner to help me the dog decided to drop her loot.

I am filling up an application for service dog for Sebastian. The wait is long, but who would not wait for a best friend?


  1. I love this second picture. What a great shot! Love the jacket too :)

  2. Hi Maryna.
    There are two service dog programs that I know of. The first is National Service Dogs and the second is with Dog Guides Canada which is funded by the Lions' Foundation of Canada. For the second, the wait is not that bad. If you haven't already done so, I recommend that you check out both organizations on the Web.

  3. Hi Maryna,

    My son Philippe is expecting his service dog hopefully this fall from NSD. It will have been a 3 year wait, but well worth it I'm sure. The government should subsidize these organizations!! Marc.