Ziva likes to chew on pine cones. This somehow doesn't seem to harm her gums or other soft tissues.
In this photo, she looks like a guilty hyena, but that's just the camera catching her in the midst of sitting down.
Such devilish pleasure!
This is serious business.
Yes, we provide her with appropriate chew toys, from elk horn to fabric hedgehog to favorite stolen cotton sock, but there's nothing like gathering your own chews from nature's cornucopia, a pine forest.
Here the strong shadows make her look like a fierce stalker.
At home, the puppy face reappears.
Quarters so cramped (and lens view so wide) that the photographer's legs became part of the composition.
Hey, a portrait photographer ought to know better than to put the lens so close to a subject's nose! Look at that exaggerated muzzle and foreshortened body. Fortunately, Ziva is such a cute little canine that she looks great from almost any perspective!
She licks me all over, but so far I've managed to keep her tongue away from the camera lenses.