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I have been off line. 

I can explain. At the start of February Mr Bitey became a bit quieter than usual. We were so accustomed to his full-on hyperactive, life and soul of party energy that we got worried. My wife thought he might just be "growing up" although that seemed unlikely. Our lovely vet did some tests and scans. She said he had multiple large tumours and he did not have long to live. It was a shock. In January we had taken him skiing and he had run about in the snow like a puppy. He was now just tired. But happy. 
I took some time off work and we had 3 lovely weeks together. He ate roast chicken every day. He took me for walks to the pub where he enjoyed sitting at the table joining in the social chatter. We went for rides in the car. He slept on the bed every night. 
Then on 27 February he didn't want to eat or walk. I lay with him on the duvet and waited. His breathing seemed a bit uncomfortable so I called our vet and she came out, and gave him an injection while I lay with him. He died very peacefully while I looked into his eyes. 

He had only been in my life for 3 years, since my wife found him in a dog shelter.  He was a rescue dog. He rescued me. 

Since he died I have been so busy. I retire in 2 months. All our retirement plans were built with him in mind. A house with the right sort of garden. A room at the back entrance where he could dry his paws. A dog friendly pub within walking distance. We had planned camping holidays. We even looked at the maps together. 

I have been away from home for the last 3 weeks since Mr Bitey died. I am busy at work, preparing for that retirement I'm not sure I still want. To be honest, when I'm not working, I just feel too upset to do much else, so I haven't logged on to DA until today. I did not expect to feel like this. 

I am writing this in a German cafe, where I am crying over breakfast. The cafe is in the town square where Mr Bitey and I went to the Christmas market together 3 months ago. I remember his Santa coat, and a German man was eating a bratwurst, and the sausage slipped out of the bun, straight into Mr Bitey's mouth. His tail wagged so much he actually fell over on the snow. 

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House Rules

My wife has two firm house rules. dogs in the bedroom. 

#2 alcohol in the bedroom. 

She's gone away for a while.  Mr Bitey and me are having a ball. 

We just need to find the instructions for the dishwasher, but, hey, there's no hurry. 
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The clock is now ticking down to me becoming unemployed.  4 months and counting.  Need to move house and decide if I can live without working. My guess is yes I can. 

For now I am still here in the heart of enemy territory aka European Union. They are all being nice to me, so I assume they don't follow British news and current affairs programs. Once they hear what "we" are saying about "them" I expect to be thrown in some dark smelly dungeon. FAKE NEWS I will say. 

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I have had a few parking fails recently. Just embarrassing when you don't line the car up straight. 

Meanwhile on DA I have finally organised my pics into folders as promised. The folders aren't alphabetical, but then again, I don't have OCD.

And I have a photoshoot with a new model next week. I have checked her portfolio and she does a sad face to perfection, so I need ideas for themes.....divorce, bankruptcy, euthanizing beloved pet, Trump victory,  etc. 11062028 805319829614095 1606283467829688585 O by Real-Neil

New Year....same me. 

I am doing some serious cleaning up of my profile. I'm serious this time. I am grateful to Bazza for pointing out that I submitted a recent "new" deviation for the third time.  
I was initially offended when I was criticized by another watcher who objected to having to go through 16 pages of my "garbage" to find the pic he really wanted to look at. 
Now, even I can't find pics because the whole collection is so random,  and I realise maybe he had a point.  So now the pics are being moved into folders and I will delete the ones that are purely accidental copies. 

So I am energised to sort this out. Starting tomorrow, maybe. 


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Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
Profile Picture: Venus of Willendorf 28,000 BCE.

I'm not a real artist. I'm not even a real photographer. I am really me though. And that's not as easy as it sounds.

My pictures are mostly of women. Like the stone carver of Willendorf 30,000 years ago, I am fascinated by the female form and I want to capture it, to celebrate it. I'm not doing anything clever or original here.
People are just so beautiful, but they are not built to last. The most we can do is to keep an image.

The models are people I know, and are all over 18. Models have given model releases for NON COMMERCIAL use of the photographs by me only. This means that if you want to post them elsewhere or copy them, or alter them, you must ask my permission, and in theory I should ask the model. so please do not use these pictures outside DA.....ever, unless you have written permission from me. Use of any of these pictures in an overtly sexual context, by manipulation, or by sharing on explicit sites will result in legal action.
©NeilRoss 2010 -2016 ©NRphotos 2010-2016.

Please enjoy the pics. Please keep the comments respectful, and bear in mind that the young lady you are talking about may be reading what you have written. I have to say that I have never had cause to delete a comment for being inappropriate. So thank you.

Suggestions and criticisms of my photography are always welcome, but just remember I'm an amateur, and I do have feelings. Suggestions for shoots are very welcome. I am often asked if certain models can be tied up and tickled. Maybe yes, but not by me I'm afraid. I should make it clear that I have never had any physical or sexual relationship with any of the models, ever. That is an unbreakable rule. The exception is my wife who appears as a cameo in one of the pics. You will need to search carefully to find her. Just like I did.

I joined as a watcher and that's all I did here for over a year until I started posting my own photographs in 2015, while I was feeling bored in the French Alps. Since then I've loaded 600 pics, then deleted them all, and started all over again, twice. I am temperamental and over sensitive. I can't really change that.

NR January 2017

And ..please visit my FAVORITES. These are as important to me as my own stuff, and they are way better. Photography, traditional art, Digital art, poetry, literature. This is the reason I am here, and in there is the stuff that keeps me in this community. I want you to share it.


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Footnoting Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
Happy birthday.  Sorry for my lateness.  Been a while since you have posted . . . are you alright?
Real-Neil Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer

Yes and no. 

I've been away from here and really just too sad to log in. I'm back now though. My status update kind of explains, although it is complicated. 

It's life. 
Footnoting Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I have responded with a note, so I could communicate privately.  One's thoughts sent to a grieving friend are only for that friend and should not be bandied about in public.
Real-Neil Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. I am grateful, 
blondecrazygirl Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy late bday! And thanks for the watch!!Wink/Razz 
Real-Neil Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you blonde crazy girl.  It means a lot.....I have been in hiding. Or something. 
Real-Neil Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you blonde crazy girl. It means a lot. 
KaroneRys Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
:sun: Hope you have a wonderful Birthday!!!! :sun:
Real-Neil Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Karone. I've been away. Being unhappy for a while. But I am now officially back. Thanks for the birthday greetings. I guess I have some catching up to do. 
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