Polo Ponies!

I thought I’d share a few more pictures from my afternoon at the Sarasota Polo Club. These really make me miss my horse days! I’ve never attempted polo, although we did have a college team when I was at Purdue. I read that the Polo Club offers lessons so maybe one of these days I’ll have to try it out, just for fun. Sadly though, I’m pretty sure my horse riding muscles are long gone…not to mention my apparent lack of coordination!

Sarasota Polo Ponies!

Clydesdale Photography

Sarasota Polo Club

Sarasota Polo Club

Polo Photography

Sarasota Equine Photography

Woof Gang Bakery Cup

The first annual Woof Gang Bakery Cup is this Sunday, January 24th! The event starts at 1 pm and will take place at the Sarasota Polo Club in Lakewood Ranch. In addition to some great polo action on the field, Woof Gang Bakery will be  hosting a dog parade during halftime and will have some fun contests with awards to the top two dogs in the following categories:

Best Tail Wagging – Dogs (not the handler) will be judged on the exuberance of their tail motion.
Most Original Costume – A class to judge the dog and/or handler on their entertaining attire.
Most Mysterious Heritage – A class for those lovable pets whose features cross all lines of breed characteristics. You will not find this class at Westminster.
Terrific Pet Tricks – Show off your dog’s talent to do anything. It does not have to be outrageous!
Best Vocal Performance – Move over Barbara, get out of the way Celine. This category features canine crooners with the most unforgettable talents.
Most Glamorous – Paris, Milan, New York, Dupont Circle. This category is for canines with class and a little bit of attitude. Watch out for the paparazzi!

This should be a really fun event and I’m looking forward to being one of the contest judges! For more information and directions to the Sarasota Polo Club, click here. Hope to see you and your pups there!

Woof Gang Bakery Cup

Doggie Dining at Lakewood Ranch

Last Thursday I attended the first “Dining with Dogs” event at Lakewood Ranch – unfortunately I couldn’t stay for the whole event, but I did manage to snap a few pictures of two very cute pups while I was there – the first is Yogi, followed by Zeppelin…as in Led Zeppelin!

Yogi Smiles!YogiLed Zeppelin

Every third Thursday of the month, participating Lakewood Ranch restaurants will offer special incentives for those dining with their doggies (in the outside patio areas) from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Last week the Humane Society of Manatee County and Woof Gang Bakery were also in attendance. Thank you to everyone who stopped by my Simply Spotted Photography booth, and congratulations to Tina for being selected as the lucky winner in my portrait session giveaway!

Woof Gang Bakery

I’m so very excited to announce that my “Smiling Sophie” canvas is now on display at the fabulous Woof Gang Bakery in Lakewood Ranch! If you have never been to a Woof Gang Bakery before, you’ll definitely have to stop by! They have locations all over Florida, and in addition to a huge selection of gourmet dog treats, they carry a wide selection of premium foods and a great collection of stylish accessories.

I must say that I think Sophie looks very pleased with her new pink surroundings, and I hope she brings many smiles to Woof Gang’s customers!

Woof Gang Bakery

Smiling Sophie

Woof Gang Bakery

Check out these yummy looking treats!



Be sure to stop by and see Sophie and pick up something special for your furry friends! She can be seen at Woof Gang Bakery located in the Publix shopping plaza in Lakewood Ranch,  right off of I-75 and University Parkway. To learn more, please visit their website. And if you’re not in the Sarasota/Bradenton area, you can click here to find a Woof Gang Bakery located near you.

Finally, I would like to offer my sincere gratitude to the folks at Woof Gang Bakery for allowing me the opportunity to showcase my work in their stores. You couldn’t ask for a nicer bunch, and their pride in their bakery and their product line just shines!