Sunday, October 05, 2008

IS THIS THE MODDEY DOO OR A WIZARD? - CRITTERS SUNDAY

Is this the Moddey Doo, the strange mythical dog that legend has it scared a soldier to death and haunts Peel Castle? No it can't be! I don't think the Moddey Doo ever visits Ramsey. I know someone magical who is though!

The Moddey Doo was covered in a post earlier in the week. In a nutshell it's a mythical black dog that scared a soldier to death and haunts Peel Castle. If you put the words " Moddey Doo in the search box at the top of the page it will take you to the post for the full story. I just couldn't resist posting this image as the poor low light intensified the black coat, and merged his featured making him look a little haunting. Don't know who's it is but it's gorgeous.

So who or what is in or about to be in Ramsey? The escaped wallaby possibly and Manx fairies always in hiding, so no not them. Apparently we do have a film crew and a wizard though. Well an actor who played a Wizard. Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film series will be in the up coming film WILD TARGET . The Isle of Man I have mentioned before is often used as a film location. For a full list of films see the ISLE OF MAN FILM INDUSTRY . See how many films you've seen that you never knew had an Isle Of Man Connection.

If anyone decides to make a film about the Moddey Doo can they contact me first. I know the perfect dog to cast! I've already taken his portfolio photo.

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54 comments:

Ming said...

That is a great photo! I hope they do cast that dog!

Faye Pekas said...

He is a pretty dog. Looks like he enjoys the water :)

bitingmidge said...

A two legged dog no less!

Moddey Doo indeed!

Sunshine Coast Daily - Australia

Gill - That British Woman said...

Interesting story, never heard of it before....

Gill in Canada

Carletta said...

He does look rather haunting!
I loved reading your commentary as well.
I need to put Wild Target on my list of movies to see. I really liked Grint's Ron Weasley character.

Thanks for your visit and wonderful comment!

Kontan said...

The Grim!!! OK, too much Harry Potter for me. Great shot!

arlene said...

great photo! a great form of exercise for them. :)

happy CC!

manxiecat said...

Is there anything you don't know? Mad dog. I've got a question to ask by email. Odd thing but I think you can help. Keep the blog up.

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: Neat story of the mystical dog, you did well to capture him.

Virginia said...

Is this great guy a Black Lab? I love them, but my heart and soul lies with my Baxter, a golden retriever, whom I loved with all my heart.

b.c. said...

that's a beautiful photo, i really like it

Ming said...

Tag!

Strangetastes said...

Now that's a good picture, with motion and a bit of mystery. What's going on here? I don't do animal Sunday but I'm shooting the annual blessing of the animals at the local Episcopal cathedral on Sunday. Results on my blog in a few days.

Island Rambles Blog said...

I love the color of the water Babooshka..I have noticed that in all the photos you do the color is extraordinary and I also need your help as I think you are a professional photographer after reading some of these posts on here...if you have time please drop by my site, I would really appreciate it.

Laurie said...

This is such a fantastic photo, for so many reasons. This image is so striking. It looks like a snapshot of a dream.

Reader Wil said...

The Isle of Man is getting more and more attractive!!
You've told us so much about its history, the events happening and the environment with all critters in it.
Thanks again for the interesting story! And for your visit.

Webradio said...

Hello Babooshka !
Pretty dog on a nice photo !
And also good text !
See You later...

Baruch said...

Nice action shot. I enjoy your blog as you always have such interesting info that accompany your photos

Aileni said...

It is a black dog, whether it is A Black Dog is moot. It isn't walking onthe water.

Neva said...

What a great photo.....it looks like it is having fun running through the water! And that is a lot of movies on your little island! I was surprised they only started filming there in the 90s and not before.

Terri anon WT said...

See you around then? Ramsey will be part of the film. You tell a good tale.

Gattina said...

I would say he looks a little halloweenish, lol !

B. Roan said...

Even if his film career doesn't take off, he sure looks like he's having fun. BJ

johnsphotogallery said...

Great shot and a lovely posing.

Have a nice sunday.

magiceye said...

sure is enjoying himself romping around in the water!

ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

He could indeed be a ghost dog, based on this great shot!

Heather said...

Very cool picture. The lighting does make him very black. Good job

Müge Tekil said...

A very interesting photo awakening the curiosity of the viewer! Also a beautiful shot with very nice color contrast!

Hilda said...

I love dogs! Especially when they're at play. And at play in the water. Love this shot!

i beati said...

good scenario Sandy

Lilli & Nevada said...

Beautiful dog and i have never heard of the Moddey Doo, nice story tho

jack said...

I got my tax in, did the MD? Like the
strange photo.

April said...

Ah! Freedom - freedom to run and play and splash in the water. Very nice photo!

Kelly said...

Beautiful shot of a beautiful dog! I have one that looks just like this one, but mine is, strangely, afraid of the water...go figure.

Great story of the Moddey Doo!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

cool action shot, how fun! Nice little imaginative piece, too.

CrazyCath said...

It is actually a great shot, despite the lighting. The lighting makes it.

Thank you for your lovely comments.

ratmammy said...

great photo!

Norm said...

nice capture of the dog..

Dar's Foto Faze said...

Wonderful action shot of a very handsome dog. Loved the story

laxeylass said...

I have always liked the Moddey Doo tale. Good for Ramsey to have a celebrity in town filming. I like you Moddey Doo scary dog photograph.

onangelwings said...

Interesting tale. Lovely way to showcase the photo.

Larry said...

The Moddey Doo is a great story. I love the dog and think he will be perfect for the part.

marley said...

Great photo! I was terrified when I thought that scary dog had made a return!

Kelly said...

What a great looking dog and Great capture of him running through the water! I'm really getting in to learning about the Isle of Man! It's really interesting, I hope that you'll keep writing more about it, cuz you make it fun to read and learn about too!

Kris said...

Excellent shark bait!

Sheen said...

Gorgeous indeed... he must be having a wonderful time! Interesting stuffs... :)

lisaschaos said...

He looks like he's having fun and he doesn't look scary at all. :)

Knoxville Girl said...

looks like he's walking on water. Eeerieee!

Judi~Gmj said...

Here kitty, kitty? NO?? :)

AppleDebbie said...

Interesting story and a wonderful photo!

Anonymous said...

I'm really interested in that Wild Target film! Rupert Grint is amazing in the Potter films (best of the teen bunch).
Are you going to try to get some pics of them filming?

babooshka said...

Anonymous.

Yes I will try. I have no idea when an where they are filming, but we have heard Ramsey. If you want to email feel free. You may hear something I don't.

Heart of Rachel said...

That's a great motion shot. This is the first time I've heard of the legend Moddey Doo. It's very interesting.

Thank you for visiting my other blog.

Lo said...

mmmm, I like this one!
Lo

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