my dad can fix anything

by Julia Gotz August. 10, 2007 7239 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 10 years ago

Ilana! Hey, he's the best!

10 years ago Edited
Monika 10 years, 1 month 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)!

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Toby Hinshaw 10 years, 1 month ago

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

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Kris 10 years, 1 month 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.

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jendayee 10 years, 1 month 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 :)))

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Emme Tan 10 years, 1 month ago

He looks good in no 4

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Abe Jackson 10 years, 1 month ago

that's the spirit

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Makai Dunne 10 years, 1 month ago

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

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Lynda 10 years, 1 month ago

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

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Helen 10 years, 1 month ago

Beautiful set!

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jack 10 years, 1 month ago

Very nice portraits of your Dad and Gordie.

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Pixelpunk10010 10 years, 1 month 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.

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Lisa 10 years, 1 month 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.

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Tortoise 10 years, 1 month ago

He rocks. You're pretty good, too.

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Tim 10 years, 1 month ago

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

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Mariovirga 10 years, 1 month ago

Great dad! Fantastic post!

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Carley 10 years, 1 month ago

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

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Reeta_Beeta 10 years, 1 month ago

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

These are wonderful!!!

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Abbeyh13 10 years, 1 month ago

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

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 10 years, 1 month ago

Nice set and humorous comment.

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Matheus G. Reis 10 years, 1 month 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.

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Stormfish 10 years, 1 month ago

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

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Iris St.Onge 10 years, 1 month ago

Lovely little story! Thanks for sharing! :)

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Clarena 10 years, 1 month ago

awww some great moments!!

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
K.Grundler 10 years, 1 month ago

that s great!

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
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