Monday, May 24, 2010

Horn tooting

Got a little press this week in two places. One is a nod to Eddie and the Cone from Bark Magazine's on line blog! 
The other is in Seattle Metropolitan Home. I was mentioned in an article about one of my client's (and now friend) lovely home decor.

I photographed a sweet little dachsund named Arlo the other day who found a way to my heart....
Here he is inching his way closer to the target area

Rollin in the grass is a gas baby can you dig it...

Soon he was drained...

Nailed me.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Pros and Cons of Cones

It's been almost 3 weeks now that Eddie has had to wear his cone. And I just couldn't take enough photos of him sporting it. Several notions have taken hold. One,  I'm pretty sure he believes the cone will be with him for the rest of his life. Two, he has embraced this belief wholeheartedly and thus adapted accordingly. Three, he has never complained. A few photos to demonstrate the pros of the cone...

Conical shape amplifies sniffing power

Great scooping action for getting toys


A very good tool for sympathy

And then there are the cons....

Big disadvantage on the playing field

Visually impaired. Can't even see your own feet. 

Please send help and I'm not kidding. 

Monday, May 10, 2010

In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his side....

Apologies to Simon and Garfunkel....This is BE and Bella and their new feline sister Lucy from a recent shoot. They reflected the creative, curious, free spirited minds of their peeps and were a real joy to play with.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sugar Paws

One of my clients, Sue Carroll, has a business called Sugar Paws (you can find her on Facebook) and she makes bandanas for pets. I photographed her two swell dogs Luke the retriever and Danny the pug for the Dugan Foundation 2011 Calendar. She was nice enough to let me pick a bandana for my pals, and when I went to look in her studio at the amazing selection I found one that was laying on the counter with Sparky embroidered on it! Well that's my nickname so I had to have that one. And then I picked one with an asian design so we could call Eddie, Asian Eddie.
Luke the retriever and Danny the pug

Snookie (alias Sparky)


Asian Eddie

Cone dog..hold the mustard

Okay, so everyone always says how dogs teach you so much, like living in the moment, don't bark when a growl will do, never miss an opportunity to sniff someone's butt etc, but they never say how dogs teach you to become a worry wort. Some of the predicaments dogs get themselves into used to be beyond my imagination. In fact, I never would have been labeled a worrier, ever. But now, as we live with our second pack of animals, I've been taken to a new level of anxiety. That bucolic idea of walking serenely in the woods is gone. Young Edward, our pointer lab mix (now 4yrs and 5 mos old) made the slightest yelp when he bounded out of the trees at our local park recently. I saw a little red on his leg and figured he'd scratched himself only to discover that something had sliced all the way around the skin at his elbow, leaving it to slide down his leg like a sock at his ankle. I know, more detail than you needed. The good news is, the wound was superficial (turns out , the skin on dog's legs is not attached in the same way as humans) and is on the mend. Bad news for Eddie is: The Cone of Shame.