my dad can fix anything

by Julia Gotz August. 10, 2007 7169 views

I asked to borrow his saw to make a cat door, and this is how it turned out - dad here with his toolbox, making the cat door, and then fixing everything else in the place that needed his expertise.

He didn't want me to borrow the saw and do it myself because “it takes a steady hand”. I ask (rhetorically) “how can you DEVELOP a steady hand except by sawing?” and he answers “Filing metal. I developed a steady hand filing metal”. Well, what am I going to say to that?

I'm looking through the newly cut opening. As usual, there is Gordie at my dad's feet, watching him when he's working. He's really my father's cat. On my birthday last year, I went with my parents to get ONE kitten, and chose Jack. My mother thought Jack might get lonely. My father chose Gordie. Gordie seems to know this.

Looking for something in the toolbox. Once more into the breach!

"You can't repair a broken post with glue! You need a dowel to make it strong again. Don't have a dowel? I'll make something fit."

How much I love these hands!

Aha. This will do it.

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Julia Gotz 9 years, 9 months ago

Ilana! Hey, he's the best!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Monika 9 years, 9 months ago

This is one of your most powerful, touching, heartwarming portrait I`ve seen from you! Probably, because your model is a very important person for you... and you took so much care of the perspectives, even small details. His lough is great on the first and I like his concentration on no. 7! And he must be a wise man! (I would love to photograph my father too, but I cant anymore, You are lucky)!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Toby Hinshaw 9 years, 9 months ago

Just terrific. The last photo is my favorite. The look on his face and hands at work are a terrific combination.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Kris 9 years, 9 months ago

what an amazing and touching post. every image is so powerful on it's own.. and when you combine them... they provide a strength and warmth that only the love of a daughter for her father can provide. what a wonderful wonderful set.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jendayee 9 years, 9 months ago

Touching post ! They want to be useful and it's great he had this opportunity ! At home it would be my mum doing this :)))

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Emmeline Tan 9 years, 9 months ago

He looks good in no 4

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Abe Jackson 9 years, 9 months ago

that's the spirit

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Makai Dunne 9 years, 9 months ago

That is great. Very intimate portraits of a great man.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Lynda 9 years, 9 months ago

There's so much love in this set. Thanks for sharing.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Helen 9 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful set!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jack 9 years, 9 months ago

Very nice portraits of your Dad and Gordie.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Pixelpunk10010 9 years, 9 months ago

There is just so much character in this set. Im sure I cant add anything more wonderful than what people have already said, but I love it.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Lisa 9 years, 9 months ago

Wonderful set. You father is a so awesome. Gordie knows which side his bread is buttered on! Funny how animals attach themselves to someone, you'd think it would be the person feeding them but it's not always the case.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Tortoise 9 years, 9 months ago

He rocks. You're pretty good, too.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Tim 9 years, 9 months ago

This is wonderful,,i love people like that, loved this set!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Mariovirga 9 years, 9 months ago

Great dad! Fantastic post!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Carley 9 years, 9 months ago

These shots are wonderful!
Could I please borrow your Dad?

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Reeta_Beeta 9 years, 9 months ago

*sigh*.... I love your dad.

These are wonderful!!!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Abbeyh13 9 years, 9 months ago

dads are wonderful!!
love the b&w shot!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 9 years, 9 months ago

Nice set and humorous comment.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Matheus G. Reis 9 years, 9 months ago

Hi, Julia.

That is a great, lovely post. And you managed to take pictures that convey this great thing about dads I cannot put my finger on, but it´s there.

Congratulations twice: for being lucky of having a great dad and for taking this amazing series.

Keep shooting.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Stormfish 9 years, 9 months ago

once again, you deserve the title of most private investigator of sensitive insight into animated living beings.... :-)

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Iris St.Onge 9 years, 9 months ago

Lovely little story! Thanks for sharing! :)

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Clarena 9 years, 9 months ago

awww some great moments!!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
K.Grundler 9 years, 9 months ago

that s great!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
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