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Eye Candy

March 12, 2010

All of Lily’s puppies have been adopted but I could not resist visiting with them again.  I could have spent all afternoon just watching them.  They were so cute and all so different.

This little dude has the sad puppy dog look down pat!
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This guy totally cracked me up.  He hung out like this for quite a while.Puppy+3 Eye Candy
Don’t you love the little rolls of puppy fat on the guy below on the right?Puppy+4 Eye Candy
The “Cattle Dog” on the left was a trouble maker!  His sibling on the right was the complete opposite. His expression says it all.Puppy+5 Eye Candy
“Patches” is the second trouble maker in the litter.  Puppy+6 Eye Candy
I love the way none of them look like siblings. It is hard to believe they are even related.Puppy+7 Eye Candy

I have no idea what their names or sexes are – hence the nicknames and for some reason Patches is the only one that seemed like a girl to me!

I Escaped

March 11, 2010
Without this dude in my pocket.  
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It was close though!
More pictures from the shelter to come soon.

Fun at the Shelter

March 6, 2010
Every time I go to the animal shelter, strong emotions emerge and today was no different except today started with pure delight.  I LOVE Tonka.
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He was such a riot.  He would fetch the ball, bring it back but then lie down and tuck the ball under his chin.  When you reached for the ball he would use his head to block your hand.  It was all part of the game and you really had to dig to get the ball back.

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And then Guiness, reminded me of Chewy at the daycare. He kept pawing and meowing asking to climb aboard.  If I didn’t already have a cat, I think this one would have been coming home with me.  He had a great personality.  And don’t you love those wild eyebrows?
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Cleopatra (below) made me a little sad. She was very scared and just wanted to be comforted.  I was on the floor taking pictures and she would crawl under my legs to find a safe spot and a few times when I was laying down she burrowed under my head and made a little nest in my hair.  She was so sweet and just wanted to be loved.

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And there is always something about Siamese crosses.  They are just soooo gorgeous.

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Campino definitely has the best name!  He too was a little unsure of his new situation but with a little time and patience, he would make a very sweet companion.

Campino Fun at the Shelter

As always, this is just a taste of the pets at the shelter.  Go visit, fall in love, and bring a new friend home.

Warning:  Do NOT go to the animal shelter if you have puppy fever.  These guys were dropped off 5 minutes before I arrived.  SO CUTE!!!
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Can you tell who the super model was?  Talk about a mischief maker!
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And to top it off, Lily’s puppies are still there too, but I believe they have all been spoken for….
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Check out the guy on the right using his sibling’s foot as a soother!
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And if that wasn’t enough to push you over the edge, check out this gorgeous Basset Hound.
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And this handsome mastiff cross was very sweet.
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And I think this little girl is available.  She was hanging out with the puppies and I don’t know what her story is.
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So if you are in the mood to come home with a new little bundle, there are lots available at the Lethbridge Animal Shelter!  There are still lots of cats too which I wasn’t able to photograph today because all the available rooms were filled with pups.  

The Boys

February 22, 2010
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Jo, Kort, Tate and I went out to Fort MacLeod yesterday for some pictures.  The off leash park there is great, and usually deserted.
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I can only ever seem to find game paths to walk on, which is fine if you don’t mind a whole bunch of willows slapping your face with every step.  They sure look nice in the background though.  We did manage to find some “open” ground next to the fence which made walking easy for a while.
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As usual, the boys looked gorgeous.  Just look at that big white ruff!

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I always enjoy seeing which pictures Jo will pick as her favourites. They aren’t usually the same ones I pick. I think I am getting better at figuring out what she likes though.  We’ll see how close I come this time.

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Thanks Jo for letting your dogs model for me again.  It is always a pleasure!

Bright Eyed

February 20, 2010
Just a couple of pictures from my dog walk this morning.  
This top fellow is Gus.  He is a border collie, golden retriever just like Coulee.  You’d never guess they were the same mix.
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And this is Jetta.  We are dog sitting her for a few weeks and she has been learning that the camera usually means treats and fun.
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Bigger Sausages

February 13, 2010
I went back to the shelter again today. I couldn’t resist a peek at the little sausages.  You can see “Jersey” a little better this time.  Is it bad, that I’ve named a puppy?  Lily the mom is a beagle cross and they think that daddy was probably a rottweiler due to the black and tan pups.

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This girl (whose name I can’t remember) was so fun to hang out with.  She played fetched with a tennis ball, ate many treats and smiled lots for the camera.
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Sage was so sweet and so sad.  She was an owner surrender and her heart seemed to be broken.  She would very gently take treats and then retreat with a beaten look.  I had a hard time getting her ears to come up but even then you could see the sadness in her eyes.  Poor girl.  I wanted to take her home.
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Hardi was being surrendered just as I arrived.  :(  She had just recently been adopted from the shelter too.  I don’t know what happened, but she seems like a fun loving girl to me.
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This is either Whiskers or Tuffy!  They are both grey with yellow eyes and I could barely tell them apart in person, never mind from their photos. I need to figure out a system where I can better identify them once I get home.  :)
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Kaleah was so much fun to photograph. She has really striking features and was a total ham for the camera.
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Angie is probably mirroring the look I was giving her.  :)  She would NOT sit still and pose nicely for me.  I’m not sure if it is just me, but I swear the black cats, which are the hardest to photograph in the first place, are the worst at sitting still and giving eye contact.  I like to going to the shelter on a Saturday because then I have all the time in the world and can wait a little more patiently for them to finally strike a pose.
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And this little girl was also just dropped off while I was there. She was found wandering the streets. She was so sweet.  She just melted at my feet every time I came near her. All she wanted to do was please me.
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If you or anyone you know is looking for a pet, please consider checking out the Lethbridge Animal Shelter.  There are always tonnes of great dogs and cats there.

Shelter Pictures

February 9, 2010

Life seems to have gotten in the way of volunteering these past few weeks.  I had an hour yesterday so I decided to pop into the shelter to see what was new.  Boy was I surprised!

Do you remember Lily? She has been at the shelter now for 2 months.  Poor girl.  And she must have gotten pregnant just days before being picked up as she is now the proud mama of 7 little bundles of cuteness!  I can’t wait to see these little guys grow up.  There is a little jersey cow one tucked up right next to her that I instantly fell in love with.

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And this is Chuck.  A friend sent me a link back in December saying that the shelter had a “lancashire heeler” (which is what Lacey looks like, but isn’t).  He definitely isn’t a lancashire, but he is awfully cute.  I’m not sure why he is back at the shelter as he seemed friendly, laid back and playful to me.  He has the most unique colouring I think I’ve ever seen.

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Doesn’t this guy have the most handsome face?  He was pretty new to the shelter and was a little unsure of me and especially the camera, but he gave the cutest little head tilts when I squeaked a toy.

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I am way behind on all the cats.  This little cutie is Mini.  She truly is tiny.

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And I think this last guy here is Cooper. Handsome eh?

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As always, if you or anyone you know is looking for a new pet, there are lots waiting for homes at the shelter!

A little Change

February 7, 2010

After getting some feedback from some internet photography friends, I decided to make a few changes to my photography website. I wanted to make it a little cleaner, show a larger variety of photos, and have it match my blog a little more.  Let me know what you think!  Just click on the front page below to go to the website.  Feedback is very much appreciated!

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Doodle Baby

February 5, 2010
This little girl started off a little shy, not wanting to venture far from her daddy’s legs.
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But she couldn’t resist playing.
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And she even managed to find the courage to steal the wubba from Coulee!

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