Do you ever stop and think “Hey, this is exactly what I want to be doing with my life and career” ? Well that’s how I felt when I got the amazing opportunity to photograph these adorable 4 week old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever puppies from Dragon Luck Kennels . Since pets and photography collided a few years ago my all time favorite thing to photograph is still puppies, and lots of em! It’s so great working with responsible breeders who put their heart and soul into the future of the breed. Enjoy the photos, hopefully there will be many more puppy shoots to come.
Posted in Dogs
Tagged animal lovers, cute, Dragon Luck, Dragon Luck Kennels, duck toller, Lynda Graveline, nova scotia duck tolling retriever, NSDTR, pet photography, puppies, puppy calendar, toller
Yesterday I dusted off one of my old lenses that I haven’t used in a while and decided to play around with Bentley’s new ‘trick’ that she learned this month (Putting her head down on command). I can’t believe I didn’t bother to teach it to her sooner, every dog should learn this trick and it doesn’t take very long to train. Being a photographers dog she is subjected to many test shoots used to figure out lenses, cameras, lights or any other new gear I happen to be playing with so it just comes natural that she should be able to hold a ‘stay’ in any position for a long time, sometimes even up to half an hour. One more reason to take your dog or puppy to obedience classes, you get great photos!
The Oz Man looking wise, cool, calm and collected (as always). I’ve decided that winter is my favorite season to photograph him, maybe it’s the snow? Who knows, but when I finally found a backdrop that goes with his coat color I just had to get a shot.
Thought you might like to meet the feline in my pack since most of you already know Oz and Bentley.
On June 25th 2011 I first met the adorable white ball of fur we call “Kirby”. At the time she resembled a white zombie hamster, stumbling around or dragging herself where she needed to go and occasionally giving out high pitched squeals when she was hungry or cold. A few weeks later she was darting around the room at breakneck speeds like a white fluffy ball of lightning. We weren’t going to keep her, the plan was to look after the kittens until they were old enough, spay mom, and then find them all a home. That was the plan. We weren’t expecting her to grow into a mind blowingly cute ball of fluff with a face that could melt even the coldest of hearts. I swear, this kitten could take over the world if she could speak. And so, when the new owners came to pick out their kitten from the litter I told them all that she “Already had a home” (much to the dismay of my boyfriend at the time). And so, we ended up with Kirby, named after the happy-go-lucky pink puff ball character who goes on epic quests to save the world. She’s weird (being raised by a pack of dogs will do that to a cat) she drools when she purrs, she chases her tail neurotically, plays with the dogs, likes her belly rubbed, and enjoys sleeping on the floor with the rest of the ‘pack’. But I love her, and she’s always there to squish and cuddle when the going gets tough! Here she is over the years, along with her list of ridiculous nick names:
Kirb Kirbs, Kirby Kitty, The Kirbs, Cuddlebums, Snuggamuffin, Fuzzybutt, Chaps (She looks like she’s wearing pants from behind), Pants, Furball, Hairball, Kitty Softpaws, White Lightning .
What’s the most ridiculous nick name you have for YOUR pet? I’d love to hear some and the stories that go with them!
Happy Valentines Day from Sidney, Gaston, and GG! Sidney and GG are both available for adoption through Sit With Me dog rescue.
8 month old female German Shepherd mix
French Bulldog, has a bigger fan club than Justin Beiber
Female, loves to snuggle, loves to learn new tricks, available for adoption outside of Ontario only.
Posted in Dogs, Rescue, Uncategorized
Tagged be my valentine, berenese mountain dog, black german shepherd, Catahoula, cute puppies, dalmatian, dog lover, french bulldog, kissable, Pit Bull