Luka@live.love.luka

I wanted a big dog. My husband wanted a Corgi. This stubby-legged Viking wolf was our compromise.

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Luka

#tongueouttuesday because why is it still so hot⠀
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[◌] 135mm, f/2, 1/4000 sec, ISO 200⠀
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In which we learn that it's really hard to wait for food when there's salmon oil drizzled on it.⠀
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I'm a big believer in making dogs wait to be released for their food, but I haven't worked on it much with Luka because I spent the first couple years just encouraging him to eat at all (wholly atypical for a Vallhund). We've finally found the right adjustments this year so that he's excited to eat, and we're slowly building up the wait duration. But the salmon oil sample that @kronch_usa sent us is so enticing that it jumps duration work back to square one 😂 Even the cats love it. All the boys lick their bowls clean! Do you give your pets supplements?⠀
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(No idea where Chandler was. He's been the biggest protestor of portion control for the cats – probably because he's the only one losing weight – so he normally comes running when he hears food, if he's not already there waiting for it.)⠀
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[◌] 24mm, f/2.8, 1/25 sec, ISO 1600⠀
[◌] 35mm, f/2.8, 1/80 sec, ISO 1600⠀
[◌] 35mm, f/2.8, 1/50 sec, ISO 1600⠀
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So handsome, even when he's grumpy. He wasn't in a sit/stay, but I think he's getting annoyed when he sees the camera aimed at him so I need to get better about making it a happy thing. Also it was uncomfortably hot today and I think he was bored that the family wanted to hang out at the bridge – didn't we know how many good smells were all around us?! We had a really great sniff walk through wild grasses and creeks, thanks to our new biothane long line that I'm in love with, but I don't think we covered every square inch of the park, and we definitely didn't double back to do it again, so, you know...⠀
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[◌] 85mm, f/1.8, 1/1250 sec, ISO 800⠀
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I really like to post daily. Having that commitment keeps me regularly working on my photography, the nefarious algorithm looks highly upon regular posting, and I like to think that there are some who may enjoy logging on to see a daily Luka. But sometimes amidst adding to my stories and chatting with friends, I suddenly realize I haven't actually posted in several days. This week in particular has been really busy. I have photos I can post, but between raising kids and keeping Luka fulfilled, among other responsibilities, I haven't had the energy to choose a photo to edit or find thoughts to share for the day. Such is life! I even had something else I wanted to say that I just can't remember anymore 😆 So. I hope you all are having a wonderful Thursday, and please enjoy this photo from last year that makes me feel really happy!⠀
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[◌] 85mm, f/1.8, 1/4000 sec, ISO 100⠀
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Luka

Eyes on the camera, ears...somewhere else.⠀
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[◌] 35mm, f/4, 1/200 sec, ISO 200⠀
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We recently received some salmon treat samples from @kronch_usa, so we broke into them last night for our training session. I could tell you what a big hit they were, but I'll just let Luka's face explain it. He's not a super food motivated dog, but he was pretty into these treats even in an overexcited state. I didn't think they were super stinky for being salmon, and I liked that they were easy to break apart to use smaller pieces for training and not very greasy. Also: the cats enjoy them, too! (Please see Chandler's little lip lick.) I like having a treat that everyone can share. @kronch_usa also sent a salmon oil sample, but we haven't tried it yet. I'll keep you posted!⠀
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[◌] 24mm, f/2.8, 1/800 sec, ISO 400⠀
[◌] 70mm, f/2.8, 1/800 sec, ISO 400⠀
[◌] 50mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec, ISO 1600⠀
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This evening we got together with @karagsd to train. We're hoping through this controlled setting to get both dogs to a point where they can stay calm and relaxed in close range with another dog. Tonight we spent about an hour walking at a distance from each other, taking turns who was in front and behind, as well as practicing down/stays while the other dog walked nearby. It was helpful to get a feel for where Luka's boundaries are, how close we can get to another dog before I lose his interest in engaging with me. He worked hard for his dinner tonight (plus some sporadic high value treats to up the ante for his rewards), and I'm eagerly anticipating some real progress.⠀
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[◌] 70mm, f/2.8, 1/640 sec, ISO 100⠀
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When you got that good feeling.⠀
#wetdogwednesday
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[◌] 70mm, f/2.8, 1/2500 sec, ISO 100⠀
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My crew. It's hard to get Luka to pop (or be noticable at all 😂) in group shots, and I'm kicking myself that I didn't put him in a blue bandana. It was completely unplanned that the kids matched each other...but I guess Luka matches the green playground 😂 Trying to meet the physical and emotional needs of these four beings has taught me new levels of exhaustion, stress, and anxiety, but I can give you four reasons why it's 100% worth it all.⠀
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[◌] 35mm, f/4, 1/1000 sec, ISO 200⠀
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We hope our American friends enjoyed the long weekend!⠀
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[◌] 70mm, f/2.8, 1/4000 sec, ISO 100⠀
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This evening we put on a fall bandana and tried to pretend it wasn't 91° (33°C) outside. Didn't work.⠀
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[◌] 70mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec, ISO 100⠀
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Reposting this shot from two years ago (look at seven-month-old Luka!) because we're celebrating this guy today as he turns the big 3-0! I'm up next week, and it's a weird feeling because I'm pretty sure we were just coming out of the teen years not too long ago... They say time flies when you're having fun, and I couldn't imagine having any more fun raising our two- and four-legged family with anyone else! Love you, @rossparmly. Thanks for being you.⠀
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[◌] 40mm, f/4, 1/800 sec, ISO 400
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