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Dougal

July 21, 2015

It was Dougal’s mom that told me about the canola field so it was only natural that we take some photos of him there.  He was perfectly at home in the field. He wasn’t as comfortable in the canal on the other hand.  ;)

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I donate my time to Windy City Canine Rescue and take photos of all their new arrivals. It’s usually about 50 dogs a year.  I love it.  It gives me a chance to meet every dog we help and I get to hang out with them and get to know them a little bit.  This year I decided I was tired of just doing the same old pictures in the same old backyards so I started taking the dogs out and about.  My husband has been helping me and he’s becoming a great assistant.  In most of these photos he’s just off to the side holding the leash (that I’ve edited out).  I thought I’d share a few favourites from the past few months.

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Here’s my husband helping out.  I was going for matching head tilts but all I got was matching forehead wrinkles. icon wink Recent Rescue Photos

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And what I love to do even more than taking pictures of the rescue dogs, is fostering them. One of my dogs can be pretty unreliable around other dogs but we’ve discovered that she is usually very good around puppies.  She tolerates them much more than she would an adult dog and often by the end of their stay she has become a good friend to them.  Usually these dogs are too young to go out to a park as they aren’t fully vaccinated yet so then I’m stuck just taking pictures around our house and backyard.

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Did you get your hands on one of Windy City Rescue’s 2012 Calendars?  If so, you are already familiar with Lorelei Hoffarth‘s work as she was the woman behind the camera for all of those incredible pictures.  I couldn’t be more pleased to be working with her to bring all of you the ultimate in family sessions.

We are still working out all the finer details (which is why you haven’t heard about this yet!) but Echo’s family contacted us and wanted to get some pictures done before his very first hair cut tomorrow.

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And who wouldn’t want to remember this dude all shaggy?

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Last night was the second time we “officially” worked together.  I think it went pretty smoothly and I know I got some photos that I love and I’m sure she did too – she always does!  For the most part, Lorelei will be focusing on the people and I’ll be focusing on the dog(s), but there will be some crossover as we catch those moments “in between”.  For example, I think this was the “happy gum dance” right after Armand was promised a piece of gum if he smiled for the camera.  How could I possibly resist?

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More information about these sessions will be coming soon.  Very soon.  I promise.

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Thanks Beth for bringing your whole wonderful, incredible family out last night.  It was a lot of fun for us, and I hope for all of you as well.  You guys were all naturals.   And I’m glad Echo didn’t get too wet before heading home.

 

 

 

 

 

It has been a long time since I did a “Photography” post (I know, I know, it has been a long time since I did any kind of post!) so I thought I’d show you some pictures that I took while playing around with Mel and Rosie today.  I’m a little obsessed with silhouettes at the moment!  My usual “short grassed hill” was not available and I can’t decide if I love or hate all the tall grass.  I think I’d rather a have a clean background, or maybe just a little less tall grasses.

 

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Wow.  So much for my new years resolution to blog more!  We are much better at posting blurry iPhone photos on our Facebook page, than we are at blogging. icon smile Look! A Blog Post!   Lethbridge Dog Daycare

I took some pictures of one of the latest rescue dogs with the Windy City Rescue on my lunch break today and came back to work with a Cuz toy in my pocket.  Alyera stuck her nose in my pocket discovered the toy and instantly sat at my feet with the cutest little expression on her face.  It was so cute, I ran for the camera.  :)  So instead of the “Cookie look”, I bring you the “Cuz look”.

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And she wasn’t the only one to give me the look…

This is Robbie,

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Darby,

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Sawyer,

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and Monty.

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Unfortunately for all of them, all their pleading got them nowhere.  The Cuz toy is a little too high value and I didn’t think they would all share nice.  After I used and abused them for their cute looks, the Cuz went into my purse.

 

Yesterday had beautiful weather (at least until the late afternoon) so I have no excuse for staying inside, but I did.  So I brought cookies again and solicited even more pleading looks.Cookies 2 Cookies Part II   Lethbridge Dog Daycare

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The alternating freezing cold with high winds has not inspired us to spend much time outside photographing the dogs… and hence creating blog posts.  So yesterday I grabbed the camera and a handful of cookies.  The dogs were oh so serious at trying to figure out what it was that they needed to do to get a cookie.

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I thought it would be fun to show you what the first couple minutes of my afternoon shift look like.  This is what happens when I first walk into the big (aka crazy) dog area.

Click here to see the video.  (Sorry I can’t figure out how to embed the video directly into the post.)  OR you can watch it straight from our Facebook Page.

Tomorrow, I’ll bring you the “small” dog area.

It has been a whirlwind week filled with cards, gifts, yummies to eat and so much holiday cheer.  The dogs seem to sense everyone’s excitement and have been running around burning off all the extra calories we’ve been eating.  Too bad I can’t say the same for myself.  ;) We’d like to thank all of you for all your generousity! We always really feel the love this time of year.  Merry Christmas everyone!

We took a whole bunch of photos the other day and ideally I’d pair them with some clever dialogue… but then you wouldn’t see them until next week.  So without further ado…

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Molly thought she demonstrate how to share the toy.  Or maybe not…

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