My good friend Carl was kind enough to drag me out of my house on Sunday and invite me to go duck hunting. As much as I love birds they just aren’t my strong suit. But I greatly enjoy being out of the house with a fellow photog!
My kids and their ruff life. Hard day of being brushed! Let me tell you for short coated dogs you would think they were really collies by how much hair I got off of them!!
My dogs are a big part of my inspiration for photography. My boys are 9.5 and 8 years old, they are definitely MY dogs. Lazy as can be and like the concept of leaving the house of comfort but not actually doing so. I recently started taking photos of my boys pouting because I have forced them to go outside and enjoy what brief summer that we have up here. I am thinking of starting a project around them called “A Ruff Life”. As I write this they are currently snuggles on their Love Sac looking quite comfortable and unwilling to be extracted from their spot unless there is food involved! I hope to have a more evolved plan in a few days… maybe weeks as the project is still in its infancy and I have never made a project of my own.
Last week I posted pictures of Garrett C. with a few shots of him and his cute little Pomeranian Kuma. Well Kuma is actually his mothers dog and he is about 19 years old. The next series of photos I am about to post I held back as a surprise for Kim (Garrett’s mom.)
Kuma means “Little Bear” in Japanese (I was told this by Kim who is half Japanese) and he embodies that name so well. He is spunky, loud, in your face and yet so cuddly even if he really isn’t into that. I first met Kuma when he was 12 and it was my first hair appointment with Kim. I walk in the door of her shop and I am greeted by two dog Shonie this large Rhodesian Ridgeback and Kuma this 5 pound pom, who is barking his fool head off and acting like I am some invader. I couldn’t help but laugh at him because he is ALL talk. I walked over picked him up, put him in my lap and that is where he stayed for my appointment and any appointment after that. I have never had senior dogs as mine just haven’t reached that age yet, but watching Kuma get old and do it with as much grace as he could muster has been fun. Up until about two years ago he was still running a mile or two with Kim in the summer time, Kuma is not the typical senior dog that sleeps all day. He does do this but he still jumps, barks, steals food from his housemate and thinks he is king.
I hope you enjoy Kuma as much as I have over the last 7 years
and can see how handsome he is even at this frail stage in his life.
Well I am very excited for March 25! My hair stylist of 7 years has asked me to take some “senior” style photos of her son Garrett!
Wow! So glad today is over and it is only Monday! Well my boxer boys have been so good lately that I think they deserve some fun treats this weekend. I have found a few homemade dog biscuits recipes that I will be trying out. I will post the recipes, directions, and photos! Hope everyone has a great week!