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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.

 

Phew.  Finally.  It is done.  Here are the months for the 2012 Paws on the Run Calendar.  I’m so sorry this is so late.  It will probably not be printed in time for Christmas but if you still want one, let me know before Monday as I’ll be putting in an order then!  If you are later than that, they’ll be available on Cafepress as well so you can still get one, but it may cost you a little more.

Please send me an email no later than Monday morning if you are interested in buying a calendar for $20.  This year, the proceeds will be going to Morris Animal Foundation, and specifically to their Canine Cancer Campaign in honour of all the friends we’ve lost over these past few years to this disease.

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Sorry about the lack of daycare news lately.  It will definitely be a New Years Resolution of ours to get back to blogging more regularly!  To be honest we’ve all be huddling inside lately and indoor photos are just never very good!  So instead, I’ll entertain you with outdoor photos from a weekend or two ago…

Rosie’s mom (the pointer with the most brown) was looking after two little cuties the other weekend and I couldn’t resist joining them for a romp in the school grounds. The crazy guy is Finn and the sweet little pup is Bella.

I am totally in love with Finn.  He was wild, crazy and non-stop.  I think we threw the toy twice in the 45 minutes we were out.  He just grabbed hold and ran and ran and ran and ran.

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He occasionally stopped, but never for long.

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The poor baby was sooo cold.  Look at that pathetic little tail tuck and the lifted paw.  Bella spent most of her time in Mel’s coat and left the running to the big kids.

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And run they did.

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I think Rosie preferred to be the chaser and not the chasee.  She would get the toy for brief periods but then would usually let Finn win the tug-o-war and the chase would be on again.

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Amazingly Finn would always look so serious whenever he stopped.  And he only really stopped if I managed to snag the toy.  Maybe he looked serious because he was worried he wasn’t going to get it back.  ;)

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Once he had the toy, he was back to being the wild man he truly is.

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The baby finally decided to join in the fun at the end, but it wasn’t for long!

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Thanks Mel!  It was fun hanging with a pack of pointers for the afternoon.

Yesterday Jo and I headed to Alta Pete’s farm for some sheep herding fun.  Amanda was out earlier in the day too with her border collie Brit.  It was Jo’s dog Kort’s second time seeing sheep and I came out to photograph the event.  We also got to watch another friend’s dogs (Swift and Mya) play.  It was pretty interesting to see the different personalities and styles from all three dogs.