Photohound URBAN DOG BLOG

Where a picture’s worth a thousand woofs!

Dog Fest 2008 April 25, 2008

How much fun was this?! I’ll tell you. Combine a bunch of dogs, a worthy charity and a flowing bar and you’ve got the best doggone street party this side of the Atlantic. Dog Fest is held annually in downtown Orlando and benefits the Cian Griffin Cystic Fibrosis Fund. I had so much fun and met so many awesome people with equally awesome dogs. There was music, mingling and contests which included a dog that, get this….peed while standing on his two front legs. Twice. For an audience. I know! VIEW THE COMPLETE BATCH OF PHOTOS AND ORDER PRINTS AT WWW.PICTAGE.COM/430607

Excuse me sir, it’s illegal to park in front of a fire hydrant.


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Riley December 3, 2007

Filed under: Beagle,Pug,Puggle — photohound @ 1:29 pm

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WARNING: Cuteness overload. Although Riley, a puggle, is a mere two years old he has the soul and wit of a beloved member of the AARP. I fell in love with him and was really close to stuffing him in my bag and sneaking out the door…”What dog photographer”?

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As I’ve mentioned before, I often involuntarily talk to my computer monitor whilst processing and editing photos. I can’t help it, the monitor is large and the cuteness just smacks me in the face sometimes and I have to consciously tell myself to refrain from pinching my computer’s cheeks because, well, the dog’s not real and I can’t work with fingerprints.

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Anyway, working with Riley in both person and digitally invoked the same amount squealing and baby talk. How cute is he?! I mean seriously! Although he will perpetually have a puppy face, his personality tends to favor an old man that you might meet in a small town who simply takes the world for what it is; a silent observer from an old recliner, stationed in front of a t.v. airing reruns of Matlock. He’s not a fan of toys but will never miss an opportunity to snack on something.

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His dogness shows through when he’s with his human mom, though, as he climbs and waggles over the couch to give her kisses. I knew there was a puppy in there somewhere. 🙂 I was so excited to meet him because puggles are like the cutest thing in the whole world and he certainly delivered. We shared a quiet morning together snacking, listening to nature wake up and hanging out on Riley’s favorite part of the sofa. It was more than awesome, thank you Riley!

 

Fiona & Charlotte June 12, 2007

Filed under: Beagle,Cavalier,Dachshund,dog photo shoot,dogs,Photo Shoot,Pug,Terrier — photohound @ 3:15 pm

I had seen these two at events over the past two years and wanted to shoot them so bad! So when their Mom booked a session I felt like I had finally been asked to the prom (sigh). The mutt-acious combination of which they are created couldn’t be cuter as I just wanted to eat them up.
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Fiona is a Pug/Beagle/Terrier who, according to her Mom, resembles the creature in Alien: Resurrection. I agree, except Fiona’s WAY cuter (and less slimy). She’s not a big fan of the grass and she has stark white terrier hairs on her face that stand out great.
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Charlotte is a Dachshund/Cavalier mix who goes cuh-RAZY over tennis balls. She’s even climbed book shelves to retrieve hidden ones! She’s low to the ground and plows right throught the yard when one is thrown. So fast, that she’s back before I could even get the camera up to my eye!
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She’s so funny and she didn’t mind me throwing a sheet over her head, either. She’ll do anything if the end result is a ball being thrown.
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I had a lot of fun with these guys and it didn’t end up like Lenny and the rabbits from Of Mice & Men. It totally could have too, because I just wanted to pet them and pet them and pet them and pinch their little cheeks and pet them….