Friday, 29 July 2011
He comes everywhere with me…
...to work (he bought a cell phone from me & joined me
...to school (he helps keep me focused and inspires
me to do art)
...to church (he’s been in the choir, played the
organ, and preached)
...and most importantly he accompanies
me on my photo journeys (he made his
own pinhole camera and has his very
own Diana extreme mini)
He loves to wander.
He’s been to the beach where he made a sand castle, took photos, and got buried in the sand (he wanted to be a mermaid). Oh, and he’s been bowling; he almost got flattened by a bowling ball but moved just in time. Bob also met some friends on roof in downtown Kitchener, ON.
Bob is a great conversation starter and a great way to make friends. Bob is also a crowd stopper! One of Bob’s most exciting excursions was to the Multicultural festival where he was carried around in his own side saddle on my dog Theo; everyone wanted to know what the carrier was for and who Bob was!
Bob helped hand out water to passers by, then he met the ice cream lady, had a drink at the water station, watched the multicultural dancing and singing, had some meat, and met a parrot! It was amazing he was able to hold on for so long considering Bob had lost a foot a couple weeks back in a hip-waders mishap. But the best thing of all was that Bob got fixed up! The paramedics were very attentive to all his needs. They checked his breathing and gave him oxygen, checked his pulse, and splintered his one leg.
I am proud to say I am the owner of the one and only Peg-leg Bob!
Bob is well lived,
and well loved.
Tuesday, 12 July 2011
It has been pretty busy here at bob HQ so we decided to take bob on a relaxing holiday to the lake district, you know the usual: mountaineering, camping in a yurt, undercooked meats, enough sweets to kill a diabetic horse and enough alcohol to kill a perfectly healthy horse! We also paddled our way across a lake but bob and the cameras were both kept well away from the water due to a rocky previous relationship! Perhaps a water proof bob and camera would make a good adventure some day, but not today.
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
How many times have you thought to yourself “if only I could get a photo of bob up there!” Well we have thought that, a lot. So we got our hands on a fishing rod and a video camera this week and bob was keen to explore the incredible potential of both! First we needed to perfect the look, 1 cheap hat 5 flies and a stolen gillet later we were ready to go! Bob needed a little extra weight so we tied him to a bag full of nuts and bolts and fired him into the nearest tree, over a telegraph pole, into fields and through a basket ball hoop! There is a lot more fun to be had with bob’s fishing rod so we will be uploading more photos soon. If you have a fishing rod and a cheap hat have a go; we would love to see the results!
Please let us know if you like the video as we intend to make more..... All feedback welcome!