These are the sweet faces hoping for forever homes…
“You can always find hope in a dog’s eyes.”
I recently had the pleasure of spending time with some of my favourite people and dogs at an adoption event held by Earthdog Terrier Rescue of Manitoba. Here are some of the adoptables…
Would you believe Eugene is only 5 months old… he will be one big gorgeous boy when full-grown.
Fiona is one very loving, sweet gal… the ultimate cuddle bug.
Lacey is a fun-loving gal… she would do great with an active family and would love a canine playmate.
Pumpkin is an energetic guy who gets along with everyone… cats, kids, dogs.
Ava is a calm, mellow girl who is larger than she appears in the photos. She is about 50 pounds or more.
Some of these dogs are long-timers in the rescue. Having known them, I can’t help but wonder why. They are such good dogs and would make wonderful companions for the right families. If you would like more info on any of these dogs please contact Earthdog Terrier Rescue of Manitoba.
“Rescued is my favourite breed.”
Meet Daisy the retriever, Queenie the poodle and Margo the shih tzu… three gals that I recently had the pleasure of meeting and photographing. These lovelies are canine siblings and just the sweetest of sweets.
It is always a joy to meet such loving and loved pets… a special thank-you to “mommy” and “daddy” for the invitation into their home and the pleasure of meeting these three.
Dogs are like potato chips… It’s hard to have just one.
Brindle Girl is a 12 year old Dutch Shepherd, a lovely senior gal who has recently been given a concerning medical diagnosis which is worrying in its eventuality. Thankfully she is currently doing well and continues to enjoy her family, her neighbourhood and her favourite toys.
The location for this photo session was the small but very quaint Coronation Park, smack dab in the heart of old St. Boniface. With the craziness that has been our spring, we were fortunate to enjoy one of the brighter, dryer days. It was perfect for a walk and a talk, interjected with the anticipated pauses to capture the moments.
Brindle Girl’s favourite toy is a small tire, which she carries everywhere.
She loves that tire almost as much as she loves her wood sticks.
Brindle Girl shares her life with her mom, Nissetje, her canine sibling (a handsome shepherd mix) and two fluffy felines.
All in all a most enjoyable morning… thank you Nissetje. I wish you and your beautiful Brindle Girl many more sunny fun-filled days.
“I talk to her when I’m lonesome like; and I’m sure she understands. When she looks at me so attentively, and gently licks my hands; then she rubs her nose on my tailored clothes, but I never say naught thereat. For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that.” ~ W. Dayton Wedgefarth
Brindle Dog Smiles for the Camera
I am so very grateful for the year that was. I loved meeting all of these furbabies and so enjoyed the honour of capturing their moments. Thank-you!
Wishing you peace, love and laughter and the Happiest of New Years.
I am honoured and grateful to have had the chance to know and photograph these sweet souls… they will be forever missed.
A doggie’s New Year’s Resolution: I will not chase that stick unless I actually see it leave his hand.
Happy New Year Everyone… Let the New Adventures Begin!
Here is Sandy today, almost one year later… still sweet and quiet but now very happy in her new life with her new forever mom, Pat. They are the perfect match.. two lovely ladies enjoying life and each other.
The best part of all of this is that Pat is one of my good friends and I will have many chances to spend many moments with these two lovely ladies.
Gotta love happy endings.
“My little dog — a heartbeat at my feet.” ~ Edith Wharton
Some dogs simply pull on your heart strings a little more deeply… this is the way it is with Kilo.
Kilo is an older gent who came into Animal Services in the hopes that we would be able to help him find a family and home. He was not truly a stray… but he didn’t have a permanent address either. He was a dog in limbo… shuffled from one person to the next, many trying but none really succeeding in providing him a safe place.
The first time I saw Kilo he was quietly sitting at the front of his kennel. I looked at him and he looked back at me with those intense orange eyes set in that broad big head.
But only for a moment and it wasn’t long before the staff at W.A.S. discovered the sweetness in this big lumbering boy.
This past weekend Kilo walked in the Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade with the Winnipeg Animal Services float. He did amazingly well… walking quietly in front, frequently turning to wonder at the noise and crowds lining the streets, but never making a fuss. At the end we could tell he was tired and grateful for a rest but he had walked the entire parade route like the trooper he is.
And I am more in love than ever.
The bottom line is… this big boy needs a home. If you think you may be interested, please contact Winnipeg Animal Services. I have a feeling you will be glad you did.
Post Update: Happy News – Kilo has been ADOPTED !
It was a gorgeous October afternoon… rich in colour and in sunshine. Rhonda, Bear, Jack and I (camera-in-hand) headed out in the hopes of capturing some great moments, employing the autumn splendor as our backdrop. The location was Kildonan Park and Nature did not disappoint. What a perfect venue for capturing fall in all of it’s Manitoba glory.
Rhonda, Jack and Bear are long-time friends. Interestingly, five years ago, 5 month old Jack was the first shelter dog that I ever photographed. That photograph opened doors and introduced me to the wonderful folks at Winnipeg Animal Services. To this day the W.A.S. dogs own my heart.
It was that very same photo that connected Rhonda to Jack (then Aspen) and the beginning of Jack’s forever family. Handsome Bear is Jack’s canine sibling. Bear is the most lovable and the largest Samoyed that I have ever met. Together Bear and Jack make up a most charming duo … one that I am thrilled to photograph, any place, any time. Along with their beautiful “mom”, of course!
We walked, we talked… making frequent stops atop the growing carpet of leaves to click the camera shutter.
Thank you Rhonda for the pleasure of photographing your two boys on that gorgeous fall day. So far we have winter and fall covered. At the very least, we have two more seasons to go. Hope to see you soon.
Complimentary Photo Session – Bear and Jack
Meet Max, a small bundle of fluffy cuteness that will quickly steal your heart. This 12 year old little man is currently under the wing of Before The Bridge Senior K9 Rescue and is lovingly cared for by his forever foster family, Cindy and Jeff.
Max has many medical issues including blindness and deafness… but don’t for a minute think that this stops him. He kept me plenty busy during our photo session as he followed his nose and I scurried about trying to keep up.
Our photo location was the beautiful Kings Park. The day was overcast but with autumn beginning it’s display, colour was everywhere.
Max has a handy stroller that he uses when his little legs get tired and there is still a lot of outdoors to enjoy.
One of most notable things about Max is the love he receives from the two special people who forever foster him. Cindy and Jeff are a testimony to how rewarding caring for an elderly pet can be. They take the time and they make the effort, all with kindness and great affection. In return Max adores them… how perfect is that!
“I can’t think of anything more rewarding than making the last years of a dog’s life the best that they can be.” ~ author unknown
December 14, 2015 – Thinking of Max… R.I.P. sweet little superhero…
It is with a heavy heart that I share that Max has made the journey to Rainbow Bridge. I am so honoured to have had the chance to spend some time with this little man. He kept me plenty busy that October morning as I followed him about, a smile rarely leaving my face as I enjoyed his Maxy-antics. My heart breaks for his “mommy” and “daddy”. I know this little one will be dearly missed. Rest in peace, sweet Max.