Good friends and staunch CSP supports, Mary Ann and Daniel had me come over to photograph their motely crew of furry friends the other day. :) There are three, so I’ll introduce them individually:
Meet Tuk! Tuk was rescued by Mary Ann and Daniel and was sadly abused at his former home. :( He is absolutely precious and very happy in his new one. He’s a husky/shepherd mix and enjoys howling, trying to round up other dogs for pack purposes, and trying to annoying Levi.
Meet Levi! Levi is the feisty one of the bunch despite his small stature. I had been warned many times that Levi probably wouldn’t like me because Levi doesn’t like most people, but I gave him a few treats and we were BFFs. Levi enjoys growling, snarling, and avoiding Tuk.
Meet Lola! Lola is really the lover of the group. She’s a very nice and even-tempered dog who gets along with both Levi and Tuk. Lola enjoys treats, playing with her football, and running around with her doggy friends in the park. Below is a picture of Lola yawning. No, I did not photoshop her mouth. When Geoff saw it, he said that it reminded him of Gina Davis in Beetlejuice, which is totally accurate. We googled to find a picture to post next to it and, ironically, we found the picture on a blog that was comparing Gina Davis to another dog yawning. How weird is that?! Apparently that costume was inspired by fierce dog yawns.
Below is what happens when you have three dogs who don’t all entirely get along and you’re trying to take a family picture. Top left is Levi not cooperating. Top right is Levi growing because he’s now sitting next to Tuk. Tuk looks uncomfortable. Bottom left is Lola yawning (again) and bottom right is the closest semblance of all the dogs getting along.
We took a lot of pictures of Tuk inside because he was not to be joining us outside after his escapades in the morning where he broke through their porch, escaped into the wilderness, and had Mary Ann and Daniel chase him down for an hour. :) It was decided that Tuk was somewhat of a liability at the dog park, so he stayed behind to catch up on some much needed Zzz’s from that morning’s adventures. :)
Now meet Spot and Reese! I think it’s pretty obvious which is which. :) They’re doggy friends with Lola, Levi, and Tuk, and human friends with Daniel and Mary Ann. We met their pups at the dog park to get some action shots of them all playing! Spot and Reese are adorable dogs and so sweet! Spot is HUGE but was so nice and friendly and adorable. And Reese is very patient, quiet, and a good doggy photography subject. :)
All pups remained leashed outside of the park (even for their portraits below) because they are all kind of rambunctious together and a definite flight risk. :) Also, there were several swans in the park that they were all VERY interested in!
Thank you to all the pups (and humans!) for this adorable shoot!