Her Obsession

© Olivia Navarro

Her Obsession

Uploaded: March 10, 2005


Our dog Nala has been obsessed with this little red ball that came in her feline sister's cat litter for about 3 years. We've had to hide it off and on during those three years because this ball makes her absolutely crazy!


kathy wolfe March 10, 2005

Cute shot and cute dog Olivia! #223454

Margot Petrowski March 10, 2005

Darling pup!!! Is she is Shih-Tzu? #1161541

Lori Ditlefsen March 10, 2005

Cute shot, Olivia! #1161549

Colette M. Metcalf March 10, 2005

Very cute, Olivia!! #1161575

Jill Flynn March 10, 2005

Funny and cute shot Olivia! #1161631

Olivia Navarro March 10, 2005

Thanks Kathy, Lori, Colette, and Jill! She is a Shih-Tzu, almost 8 years old. We think since the ball came in the cat litter, it must have catnip in it. Our cat has never cared for it but Nala took to it the second she saw it. :)

This is how she usually holds it--tight in her jaws, protecting it from "predators" (otherwise known as my children)! #1161752

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe March 10, 2005

She doesn't look like she's going to give it up any time soon! Very cute! #1161879

Piotr M. Organa March 10, 2005

Nice photo, Olivia!
My Lhasa did the same thing with pink-green fish from amusement park. #1162274

Stacey M March 10, 2005

what an adorable dog!!! I used to have a Lhasa that also loved his tennis ball. Great capture!!! #1162330

Olivia Navarro March 10, 2005

Thank you so much everyone! I'm sure Nala would appreciate all the compliments! :) #1162449

Toni Hopper March 13, 2005

A good photo! great catchlights in the pup's eyes. #1169693

Olivia Navarro March 13, 2005

Thanks Toni! #1170220

DiAnna F. Paulk March 14, 2005

This is a terrific photo on many levels, Olivia. The whites are just wonderful without being blown-out at all (something that gives me fits!) and that bright red ball draws you attention right into the photo. Nala's eyes are sharply focused -- a must for portraits. I don't see any room for improvement on this one! #1172976

Olivia Navarro March 14, 2005

DiAnna, thank you so much! It means a lot to hear that. #1173067

Laurence Saliba level-classic March 15, 2005

Oh I want one of these!!!! He's so cute!!! #1174403

Olivia Navarro March 15, 2005

Thank you Laurence! This one is actually a she. Shih-tzus are such great dogs. #1174410

Margot Petrowski April 19, 2005

I wish that your Nala and my Misiu could meet. I love Shih Tzus!!!! #1269329

Olivia Navarro April 19, 2005

Wouldn't that be fun?! :) We'd have to invite my Edgar to come along as well. I'll have to get a nice portrait up of him so you can see how similar he looks to your Misiu. #1269388

Mata Patan April 21, 2005

Again congratulations! #1273437

Olivia Navarro April 21, 2005

Thanks Mata! #1274393

No Info April 21, 2005

Congrats, Olivia! I think I must have missed this one the first time around! So cute! #1274647

Olivia Navarro April 21, 2005

Thanks Lesley! #1274787

Darla Cobus April 21, 2005

I missed this one to, congrats!!! #1274906

Laura Clay-Ballard April 21, 2005

congratulations! Precious. #1275153

Margot Petrowski April 21, 2005

Hooray for Shih Tzus!!!! Great job on this!!! #1275451

Olivia Navarro April 21, 2005

Thanks Darla, Laura, and Margot! A victory for Shih Tzus everywhere! :) #1275471

Piotr M. Organa April 21, 2005

Congratulations!!! #1275899

Olivia Navarro April 21, 2005

Thank you Piotr! #1277242

Goshka G. April 21, 2005

Wonderful finalist, Olivia! Congrats! #1277880

Olivia Navarro April 21, 2005

Thanks Goshka! #1278139

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic April 24, 2005


This is a beautiful picture of Nala and the red ball make the image pop out at you. I really like it.

Kerby #1288290

Kate Jackson April 25, 2005

I'd missed this one too. So funny!! Congratulations again. #1288595

Olivia Navarro April 25, 2005

Thank you so much Kerby and Kate! #1291630

Darren K. Fisher June 04, 2005

OH she is so cute. She is a Shih Tzu right? I have four of them. Two that are soon to be three and two that are just pups. My Ally looks a lot like this one she is the one that had pups. You done a wonderful job here and congrats on being a finalist. #1431282

Olivia Navarro June 08, 2005

Darren, I didn't see this message until just now! :-)

Thanks so much! Yes, she's a Shih Tzu--just turned 8 in April. She's so fun! My first "baby"! :-)

I remember seeing pictures of your newborn pups. What an amazing thing to witness! #1448238

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