Muse – Weekly Photo Challenge (photo essay)

This week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge theme is “Muse.” The question posed is “So what’s your muse — what subject do you turn to frequently, more inspired each time?”

Hmm… that’s a tough one. Not! I suppose it’s the subject that’s appeared in about 10% of all my posts so far. That would be my dog Chihuly.


I usually call him Chules on social media as a courtesy to the glass artist, Dale Chihuly, after whom Chules was named. I don’t want search engines confusing the two. People looking for gorgeous glasswork and finding a gorgeous dog instead might be confused, because let’s face it, Chules sucks at glass art.

I also on occasion refer to him as Fuzz Butt. My dog, that is. As you can see in the photo below, that is an apt nickname.

“What’s going on? Let me look!”

“What’s going on? Let me look!”

He’s a dog of many faces.

tongue out

Someone on Facebook referred to him as a chameleon. He has his tender moments…

Friends forever.

Friends forever.

but he can be macho, too.


Nothing like a good toothpick after the evening kibble.

He can be silly…


Tap. Tap. “Is this microphone on? Okay, great! I’d like to dedicate this first song to my house mate, the tuxedo cat. Buddy, this one’s for you…”

He watches out for me.

deep end

Chules is checking out the deep end. He heard I’d gone off it.

And at the end of the day, he’s just a great companion.


So you may be seeing more of my muse around here, but I’ll try to control myself and keep it under 15 percent. And for good measure, I’ll toss in the occasional photo of Sebastian, the tuxedo kitty.


“Chules is such a show off, he gets all the attention. That’s okay. Everyone knows I’m smarter. And better looking. And I have a fuzzier derriere, too, but that’s beside the point.”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Muse

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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11 Responses to Muse – Weekly Photo Challenge (photo essay)

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  3. badfish says:

    These are all lovely photos, but your comments below are hilarious!!! And the photo of Chules in the chair…now that is fine art.

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    • Maggie C says:

      Thank you! I’m glad Chules isn’t the only one to appreciate my humor. As white as he is, it can be difficult to get a good photo in bright light, but in lighting like his chair photo, the light and shadow work to his advantage. Thanks for commenting.

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  4. Maverick ~ says:

    Good job of capturing Chules, he’s a good looking muse. 🙂

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  5. estelea says:

    The third one is so great, he really made me laugh 🙂 and I totally agree with Badfish, the one on the chair is indeed fine art! well done!

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  7. blackmutts says:

    I especially love that action shot of him running through the water and that one of him on the chair… but I think you might be cheating, having such adorable pets to photograph!

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