If you were to ask me what I love most about Sarasota, I would probably have to say our beaches. They are beautiful – Siesta Key, in particular, is consistently ranked among the top ten beaches in the world! Yes, a world class beach, practically in my backyard…and yet, until this past weekend, I hadn’t been out there in ages!
Thankfully Baxter came to my rescue and provided a great excuse to go play on the beach. A beautiful beach *and* an adorable puppy – it doesn’t get much better! Baxter is 8 month old Bichon Frise and he’s just an all-around delightful pup. I think his mom was a little worried about how he would do, but he was a star! I love how his white coat is almost a perfect match for the powdery, white sand. Thank you Baxter and family for a lovely time – here are just a few of my favorites…
As promised, here are a few more images of my favorite Vero Beach duo, Tulip and Mikey. I know I’ve said it quite a few times, but I just love these two! I had a hard time picking out a few favorites to share because there are just too many – these guys are the such good little models. And so, so smart!
A big thank you to Tulip and Mikey’s parents for the great hospitality…we had such a fun time in Vero!
One month ago today I lost my best friend. It doesn’t seem possible that it’s been a whole month…it seems like just yesterday I held him in my arms while he took his last breath. Where does the time go?
Since Pongo’s passing, I’ve been working on a few special photography projects. When he first started having health problems early last fall, I found it difficult to do much with any of his images. I just couldn’t look at them without thinking that they might be some of the last photographs that I would ever have of him…and at the time, that was not something that I wanted to accept.
But now that he’s gone, I just can’t stop looking at his photographs. It’s not that I need a picture to help me remember him, but every image sparks a memory of our time together. Ah, the power of photography. It’s been so therapeutic to finally be able to go back and work on some of his images from the past several months.
I hope to share some of my projects soon, but in the meantime I thought I’d share some photos from Pongo’s trip to Venice dog beach last November. Pongo absolutely *loved* the beach…I remember he used to make the strangest noises on the car ride there – I think it was a cross between a whine/cry/moan, and it made us laugh every time! This was our last trip to the beach together and I’m so glad that I have these images to help remember such a happy time.
Love and miss you Pongo!
Ahhh, I love Doxies! I can’t remember if I mentioned it before, but I grew up with a little miniature black and tan Dachshund so I’m just a little partial to the breed. Mikey is very handsome and full of spunk – you wouldn’t dare tell him that he’s a “little” dog! I think he and Tulip make a perfect pair, and I have to thank their family for having me out for a really fun session. I had a hard time picking favorites, but here are just a few…
Tulip might be tiny, but she’s got big personality! Not only is this little Papillon girl very cute and very sweet, but she also happens to be one of the most talented little dogs I have ever met. Her mom is an awesome clicker trainer and both Tulip and Mikey know more tricks than I can count. They are also learning agility and freestyle dancing – a very talented (and young) pair, that’s for certain!
I’ll be posting some more pictures of Mikey soon, but in the meantime please enjoy a few of my favorites of Tulip. I’m absolutely in *love* with her itty-bitty teeth in the first shot – isn’t she just adorable!?
These past few weeks have been very busy around here! I spent last weekend at a statewide agility competition in Orlando and tomorrow I’m leaving for Perry, Georgia for a 4 day AKC agility trial. All this trial preparation has left very little time for sharing pictures, but I promise I’ll work on getting caught up next week!
In the meantime, Indy would like to remind everyone to take some time to get out and enjoy summer!