Featured in Naturally Black/White,Due and Contrast July 23, 2010.
Third Place in the “Dogs – only Black/White/2tone” challenge in Naturally BLACK/ WHITE, DUO and CONTRAST July 1, 2010.
Top Ten in the “Dog As A Model For A Painting” challenge in Paws N Claws April 3, 2010.
Featured in All Pets Great and Small March 18, 2010.
Top Ten in “White Pets (Just for Fun)” challenge in Playfull Photogenic Pets October 5, 209.
Featured in Pets Are Us September 12, 2009.
Featured in You Big SOFTY August 22, 2009.
Featured in Paws n Claws June 24, 2009.
Featured in Animal Kingdom June 24, 2009.
Featured in Playful Photogenic Pets June 21, 2009.
Featured in Bubbler’s Weekly Challenge June 18, 2009.
Honorable Mention in Bubbler’s Weekly Challenge “Deep Thoughts” and Featured in the group April 6, 2009.
Featured in Cats and Dogs November 5, 2008.

This is my beautiful Sadie, a champion Samoyed. Every morning she likes to stand here, on the wall above the pool, and survey her domain. Are there any deer nibbling mom’s plants?? Any squirrels that need to be chased?? Once she’s confident that all is right in her world, she’ll come down the steps and be sociable.

Image taken with the Nikon D40x and the 18-135mm Nikon lens at 135mm focal length. The shutter was at 1/160 and the aperture was f/11.0; exp -.33, iso 200.

Awarded to Sadie Bryan on August 23, 2009:


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  • WayoftheWarrior
    WayoftheWarrioralmost 6 years ago


  • Thank you so much for your visit to and comment on my Samoyed. Your visit and kindness on my very first day here means so much!! Best regards, Lois

    – Lois Bryan

  • thanks so much for your note … your work with animals is so magnificent … I’m truly honored!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • sigfusson
    sigfussonalmost 6 years ago

    Is she every gorgeous Lois. Cheers, S.

  • grnidlady
    grnidladyalmost 6 years ago

    what a beauty! we had a samoyed, ‘blizzard’ when i was growing up.

  • Hi Lizzie .. I’m so glad you liked Sadie’s picture … the Samoyed is truly an amazing dog … we love the breed, too … Sadie is our second!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 6 years ago

    Fabulous shot of Sadie. love it. Vickie

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanalmost 6 years ago

    thanks Vickie!! This is one of my favorites of her, too!!

  • the6tees
    the6teesalmost 6 years ago

    This is a beautiful capture of a gorgeous Samoyed!
    My daughter has one!!!

  • thank you!!! They’re such great dogs!!! Everyone thinks we spend forever brushing her, but they’re really not as much work as you’d think!! So glad you liked this shot!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Squealia
    Squealiaalmost 6 years ago

    What a fabulous capture of this gorgeous dog

  • thank you thank you!!! Glad you liked it!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • the6tees
    the6teesalmost 6 years ago

    I am into the Maltese breed, But if i was to have a big dog,
    The samoyed would be my choice,
    they allways look like they have a smile on there face,
    Do you show your’s?She is so beautifuley Groomed!!!

  • Thank you so much!! We did show Sadie, but she got her championship several years ago so we’ve only shown her once since them. They’re really a wonderful breed … if you have any questions about them, let me know and I’ll be happy to help!! I have a Maltese, too, and they are SUCH lovies!!! I’ll have to check out your site for pics of yours!! Thanks for your note and have a great weekend!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • artist4peace
    artist4peacealmost 6 years ago

    This dog could be ‘’cotton candy’’ on a stick
    her spirit is SO SWEET!
    MY,my,MY goodness PRECIOUS!
    CONFIDENT and overflowing in love…………..

  • Oh, thank you so much for your delightful note on my Sadie!! She is a sweetie … always ready with a smile!!! Such a darling breed!!! Thank you again … your note touched my (doggie-mommy’s) heart!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Kimberly Palmer
    Kimberly Palmeralmost 6 years ago

    Your doggie is so fuzzy and gorgeous…. Wow, stunning shot!

  • Thank you so much!!! The Samoyed is an amazing breed!! If you’re a dog-lover, you should get to know them!!!! Darling babies!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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