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Where a picture’s worth a thousand woofs!

Lucy & Fifi April 26, 2008

Of course they’re poodles!

Lucy, the apricot colored dame, is 14 years old and still retaining a youthful glow and a hearty appetite. 😉 She loves treats, relaxing and snuggling in her Mom’s arms. Her mom owns a killer hair salon in Metrowest and was kind enough to give the girls a little trim before our shoot.

Lucy therefore displayed a beautiful pair of eyes and some bangs, which I hear are in now. 🙂 She is incredibly sweet, obviously adorable and a perfect partner to watch the sun go down with.

Fifi is the younger adopted sister of Lucy who cares less about relaxing and more about chasing. Namely lizards, frogs and squirrels. However, when all of the above are in safe hiding, Fifi imagines critters up and chases after those as well. I’m not kidding, she seemed to find creatures taunting her in the pool (possibly a poodle monster reflection), on a bare spot of pool deck, in a motionless patch of grass or stone. She was a constant whirlwind of activity, never in the same place for more than a blink.

And just when I thought I might actually have a millisecond to snap a picture, she’d see a bird in her peripheral…30ft in the sky above…and bolt across the yard as it flew parallel and always out of reach. It was hilarious! And although she never actually catches anything, I give her a big “A” for effort, imagination and perseverance . I so wish my dogs could entertain themselves like that for hours. Fifi has a gorgeous little face of wonder and determination and I admire her for it. I had a wonderful time with these girls.

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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

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Nellie & Barney April 23, 2008

Filed under: dog photo shoot,dogs,Lab,poodle — photohound @ 10:24 pm
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I really love my job. And dogs like these two just perpetuate that feeling of glee.

Nellie is the SWEETEST and I mean SWEETEST little joy that ever was. She is a lab at 11 years old but has the face of a puppy, a really super cute puppy too. I just melted every time she looked at the camera. She was rescued from a bleak life where she was consistently providing puppies and ’till this day is still looking for that last litter she was separated from.

She is an old soul and I can only imagine what a good mommy she was to her pups. She is wise and gentle and has such a calming and peaceful energy about her.

Her step-brother Barney has a story of his own too. One day Barney decided to take a walk to Orlando…from MIAMI! He ended up on the rainy doorstep of his current and loving owner where he was quickly absorbed into the family. (We know he came from Miami because of his microchip and his former owner confirming that fact.) Barney is an attention getter and a lap sitter and he has to have all of you, all at once. Although he holds Nellie in high regard, he’d much rather be receiving the petting thank you very much.

We snuggled, he and I, but much to his disappointment he discovered it’s a lot easier for me to take his picture when he’s not in my lap. He also insisted that I shell out treats at the pace of a slot machine or else he’d give me a talking to. He is truly an angel, a perfect snuggle buddy and he knows what he wants and goes for it.

I had an absolutely wonderful time with these two and their owners (a mother and daughter who are equally as warm and welcoming as their dogs) 🙂

 

Fleet People’s Park 2.20.08 February 23, 2008

More fun at Fleet People’s Park this week! Thanks to everyone I met for letting me play with your wonderful dogs. Everyone was so gorgeous, especially all the puppies- my lucky day!

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Fleet People’s Park 2.5.08 February 7, 2008

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I spent a lovely couple of hours at Fleet People’s Park in Winter Park this week. Why? Because I’ve been traveling, photographing at dog parks all over the place and haven’t been to one locally in quite some time. The nerve I have! So, I packed up and went to go meet some new friends. And I did. And they were more than ridiculously, stupendously CUTE! I’m also going to make this a habit because it really is so much fun.

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Jessica November 7, 2007

Filed under: Cocker Spaniel,dog photo shoot,dogs — photohound @ 2:34 pm

Can you say cutie-patootie?!

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Jessica has little puff paws and serious eyes. She is an excellent listener and loves treats. She also loves having long distance conversations with all of the dogs in the neighborhood. Oh my gosh, and she wears pearls. hee hee!! Very presidential. 😉

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Our session luckily fell upon a crisp cool day perfect for squeaky toys and and good ol’ poolside lounging. Speaking of squeaky, when Jessica doesn’t get a treat in the amount of time deemed satisfactory she cooes like a pigeon.  It’s pretty funny and it made me deliver that cookie every time.  (I’m trained easily.)  She was most patient with me and liked tearing the stuffing out of the doggie loofa. 😉

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A gorgeous coat and cheeks that just beg to be pinched, she was a little joy. Thanks to the St. Laurent family for having me out to do my thaang. Jessica was truly delightful. 🙂

 

Callie & Bonnie October 18, 2007

Filed under: dogs,Labradoodles,Uncategorized — photohound @ 3:14 pm

Callie is the wonderfully incredible Mom of Bonnie. She’s also the wonderfully incredible Mom of the puppies seen further below (several posts down). I got to come back and photograph Callie and the puppy that her human Mom & Dad decided to keep. Oh joyful day!

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Callie is so cool and patient and laid back. She is a great Mom, she likes to use the outdoor coffee table as a chaise lounge and loves treats!

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Then there was Bonnie, whom I couldn’t look at without singing the Fraggle Rock theme song.  Gosh, I miss that show.  Both her and her Mom were not actually born but created in Jim Hensen’s workshop as far as I’m concerned. That’s why I love them- because they are living muppets…and hypoallergenic (as labradoodles are known to be) to boot! I had to restrain myself from tying strings around their paws and putting on my own puppet show- ha ha!

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Bonnie has incredible character and although she wasn’t in the bunch that I photographed before, she is part of the same litter and I found it really neat to be able to come back and see how much she’s grown. Still a puppy, of course, but she has discovered and LOVES squeaky toys. She’s a very fast cruncher of treats and that’s how she squeaks a toy, rapid succession. I was laughing out loud.

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She is also now potty trained and can sit and lay down on command. Baby genius? Who cares, she’s freakin’ adorable and I’m very happy to have worked with the both of them. Very fun!