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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Ilana! Hey, he's the best!
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)!
Just terrific. The last photo is my favorite. The look on his face and hands at work are a terrific combination.
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.
Touching post ! They want to be useful and it's great he had this opportunity ! At home it would be my mum doing this :)))
He looks good in no 4
that's the spirit
That is great. Very intimate portraits of a great man.
There's so much love in this set. Thanks for sharing.
Very nice portraits of your Dad and Gordie.
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.
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.
He rocks. You're pretty good, too.
This is wonderful,,i love people like that, loved this set!
Great dad! Fantastic post!
These shots are wonderful!Could I please borrow your Dad?
*sigh*.... I love your dad.
These are wonderful!!!
dads are wonderful!!love the b&w shot!
Nice set and humorous comment.
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.
once again, you deserve the title of most private investigator of sensitive insight into animated living beings.... :-)
Lovely little story! Thanks for sharing! :)
awww some great moments!!
that s great!
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