What a busy season filled with beautiful colors, cute models and lots of wagging tails (and tears! But I will tell you about it later).
I’d like to thank everyone who made it to the Fall Special, which included a gorgeous flower collar for the dogs and an 11×14 print! A real steal!
Let’s start with a few photos of Bullet the Beagle. His name was a great fit because he was canon balling his way through the park and keeping up with him was enough cardio for the rest of the year. He was actually named after “Bullet the Wonder Dog”.
Bullet came as a set with his tiny human Jonah. You think Bullet is a stunner? This little guy is going to be a heart breaker when he grows up!
Poor Jonah that you see with a big smile here actually had a huge meltdown on the day of the session and could not stop crying after he was woken up from his peaceful nap. Can you tell that was the case? We wiped his tears several times but the photos turned out beautiful.
Bullet, who came from an ethical breeder after 6 months of his pawrents waiting unsuccessfully for a suitable match from rescues, is a wonderful fur brother to Jonah. He is so loving, playful and thoughtful. He loves his little brother and will often try to curl up next to him and give him plenty of kisses.
Then comes Andy the Corgipoo.
I have known Andy for a while now after we met at the first Byward Barket I took part in, in 2019.
Andy (short for Andromeda), is part corgi, part poodle. Her fur mom got her right after she left a pretty toxic job and was in between looking for something else. They’ve been through a lot together the last few years and they’re the best of friends. Andy enjoyed having her mom be a stay-at-home dog mom during COVID – which I agree, was the best part of all this.
My favorite picture of her set, although there were so many great ones!!
My good friends Montecristo & Pompadour also made it to the session and I always have so much fun with them!
Their pawrents are so photogenic and the dogs are always so much more stylish than I am (here I am, rolling on the ground with my old pants on while the dogs are posing like born professionals with their scarf and laced skirt on).
This little family is going to launch a Youtube channel soon and I am very excited about it!!
Montecristo is actually already famous because he is CEO of his own little company called Montecristo Travels. If you’re a dog lover in Ottawa (and even overseas!), you must have heard of all his travelling adventures.
My last model of the season was Kiltie-Rose the Westie.
Kiltie is so beautiful that her breeder wanted to keep her for dog shows and puppies, but a year after she was born, she developed a severe skin issue and her hair fell out.
Meanwhile, her now fur mom was still grieving after she lost her westie Hannah 8 months prior. She wanted another westie as she loved their temperament, but the wait list was very long.
That’s when Kiltie’s breeder called her and spoke about this beautiful Westie she had – who was bald.
She mentioned that she could go and visit, and if she was meant to have Kiltie, Kiltie would “let them know” through her body language and interactions with her.
The day Kiltie’s mom went to see her, she was playing with the other Westies in the yard. It was then that Kiltie stopped what she was doing, came right over to her mom, jumped up on her hind legs and right into her arms. She then covered her face with dog kisses. The breeder said she had never seen Kiltie’s tail wiggy-wag so much and that it looked like Kiltie found her new forever home.
Kiltie’s mom was so happy to take her as a new member of the family, baldness and all!
A little bit of history to conclude the blog:
Kiltie was named because of her Scottish background and one of the first female Westies to come to North America from Scotland was named “Kiltie.”! Her fur mom added “Rose,” because she loves the name, but also because Westies were once known as “Roseneath” Terriers before they got their current name: West Highland White Terrier.
“Kiltie-Rose is my soul mate, my BFF, and my co-pilot in life. She and I share similar health issues that affect our immune systems. I have Type 2 diabetes and Crohn’s disease, and she is immunocompromised too. So, not only do we share the normal, routine things in life, we seem to have a strong connection because of our health issues.
I believe we were placed together to heal each other somehow, someway.”