It has not been a good couple of weeks for dogs I have photographed. I was so sad to hear of the passing of Panama, a tenacious little "Jackatese" as her mum called her, a Jack Russell Terrier crossed Maltese. Panama was a tiny pup, but her huge personality made up for what she lacked in size. I have never seen a little lap dog leap so fearlessly into water from a steep bank. Rest in Peace little Panama. You will be missed.
This week I am introducing Brutus! This staffy is a big softy who shares his home with another staffy, Bessy and his humans, Mum, dad and baby human! Brutus is a typical staffy, he just loves every one and wants to be around you, he's always got that big staffy smile on his face and one of his favourite things to do as the days get warmer is jump in and out of his paddling pool all day.
This week we meet a loving boy named Blaze. Blaze grew up being best friends with his older sister dog Ruby, who you may remember as dog of the week number 7. Unfortunately, Ruby passed away earlier this year and Blaze has become an only dog in the family. Since the loss of his big sister, Blaze has become a lot closer with his family and sister cat. It was nice to spend an afternoon with them playing in their front yard for this photo shoot. I decided to go with a black and white theme for Blaze.
This week's pup is named after one of the greatest wizards of all time. Meet Albus. They say never to work with animals or children, but I don't know who came up with that, this shoot was great fun, however it was a lot easier to get a smile from Albus than from his human brother! I hope you enjoy the photos!
A HUGE personality in a tiny fluffy body = Ollie!
Ollie is a gorgeous little guy, a Maltese Shih Tzu mix, who can win any one's heart with his little nuzzling nose. Ollie is always ready for cuddles, the moment you pick him up his little snout is buried into your shoulder for the best puppy cuddle you have ever experienced.
This guy was great fun to photograph for dog of the week number thirty seven!
It's time to meet the five little rascals, affectionately known as The Gangsters. These cheeky puppies are available for adoption from Jemima's Gift Inc. I don't know how any one could look past their sweet faces. They all have different personalities coming out already, Pinky is a real poser, Clyde just has to be every where you are, Vinnie has real attitude, Bonnie is little miss independent, and Al Capone, well he is just every one's best buddy! I only got to know the critters for an hour or so, but that's the impression I came home with! Here they are, The Gangsters
La La La La Lola!
Meet Lola. When I met this girl last weekend she was sharing a yard with five very demanding little heeler puppies who were a week older than her but a hell of a lot more crazy! The yard was partitioned so the little pups were stuck on one side, but Lola could jump the fence to have run of the entire place, she had worked out a routine where, if she was ready for a play, she'd hang out with the pups, but when it was rest time, she would jump back over and curl up on her bed next to the more mature dog who shared the yard. Now Lola is living with her foster family until it comes time for her to find her forever home, This beautiful little lady will be up for adoption in the coming weeks via Jemima's Gift Inc.
This funny little guy is a fur-brother to Titan from last week. His name is Rufus! What a funny little fluff ball with his little chihuahua face and his fluffy pomeranian butt! what a cutie, and along with his brother, he was a rescue who found his forever home, and shares the place with foster pets!
I've been waiting all week to share this guy with you! While I was photographing Letty the beautiful foster dog from last week, I got to meet Titan! As soon as I saw this guy I had to photograph him, what a stunning big boy. Titan is a rescued Cane Corso Mastiff, he is a big boy and he knows it. When I arrived he wasn't afraid to show me who was boss by blocking me at the front door and pressing his whole weight on my legs so I couldn't walk in, but he was also very cuddly and a really great role model for the foster dogs that come into care with his family.