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July 2013

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Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by. It’s mid-summer and there is so much happening. Our barn roof is done. After waiting nine months is finally completed. Bob got himself a new(used)car that he always wanted, work has been fun and the kennel is full of dogs.
With construction going on and the heat wave last week, I haven’t been out shooting. Today, was so beautiful. I took the opportunity to snap a few photographs of the Hummingbirds that frequent our feeders. What a challenge they are to capture. You blink and they are gone. Sometimes you are lucky and they stay about twenty seconds. I hope you like the little female, above.
Fall sittings are available. It is the perfect time to create that lasting memory. The weather is crisp and the colors spectacular. Holiday photos, are also something to consider before you know it Christmas will be here.
Until next time…..

July 2013

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We are certainly is the “dog days” of summer. It is unusually hot with temperatures rising into the high 90’s everyday. I have to be honest and say doing photo shoots mid day in this heat is nuts.
Above is a beautiful family. Two beautiful girls and one very loving Border Collie named Patsy. I hope you enjoy some of the special moments captured.
I am scheduling fall sessions now, if anyone is interested.
Until next time…

July 8, 2013

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Hi everyone, I hope you are well. There’s a short story behind this elegant lady you see. Her name is Sophia and I think her owner tells her story best. Below is a brief insight into the life of this beautiful canine.
Missy:
Not sure how much detail you want on Sophia, but here goes. When we lost the little deaf Boston we had adopted, Annie, we decided we wanted another Boston. We thought we would “rescue” an older dog, rather than get a puppy. We poked around on the internet and found an organization called Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue (“NEBTR”). We filled out an on-line application, did a telephone interview, had a home visit & they approved us to adopt.
We went to a pet adoption event at the Ridgewood Animal Hospital on September 30, 2012. There were several NEBTR Bostons there, including Sophia. She really took to Allison & jumped up & put her front paws on Allison’s leg (she did it to me a couple times, too). Her foster mom said she didn’t like everyone & it was a good sign she seemed to like us. After not very much discussion, we decided to adopt her. Her foster mom brought her to our house in October.
Her foster mom said she had picked her up from a puppy mill/”backyard breeder” somewhere in upstate New York, and that for the first 48 hours after she was rescued she was catatonic & wouldn’t come out of her crate. On the third day she began to watch another Boston who lived in the house, and began how to learn how to be a dog. She ran around the yard, played with a ball & gradually came around. According to the vet records we got with her, she was born on May 18, 2004, which would make her nine years old now. They said she had 6 – 8 litters while in the mill.
She had a nodule on one of her mammary glands, which the rescue group recommended we keep an eye on. Our vet recommended surgery, which we had done, but we were pretty apprehensive after what had happened with Annie, but she came through it OK.
She is quite submissive with people, but it is a different story with poor Ringo. She established herself on the living room sofa, on her blanket, and dragged another blanket up there. She collects all the dog toys & drags them up onto the sofa, too. She will actually take toys out of Ringo’s mouth. She gets jealous if you pet or pay attention to Ringo, & will come over & push her way in. She doesn’t like it when Ringo gets very excited, and has gone after him a few times (Annie was the same way – Ringo is good & backs off, so nothing serious has happened).
She is a very sweet little dog & we love her very much.