Photo shoot outtakes – Cady

Outtakes from Cady’s Valentine’s day photo shoot after our hike. This is what happens when your model gets distracted and bored.

All in fun. I thought you would get a laugh from these images. She’s very easy to take photos of. Today we had a warm up and there were lots of distractions from birds and insects.

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And here’s the photo of Cady that was posted to all of my social media accounts –

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Photo ops with Cady

Cady and I went on our daily hike the other day and then I took photos for Valentines Day. I purchase holiday-themed inexpensive plastic necklaces to put around her neck for these kinds of photos. I have found that she is a really good model for me if I get her exercised first, then asked her to sit still for me wearing the props. A girl needs to have her fun first, before work!

I adopted Cady 18 months ago (at age 6) and she has really blossomed and gotten used to how I am hands on with her. I like to make sure that my dogs are used to lots of touches, petting, handling of paws, lifting of gums, checks of her teeth and of course kisses on her head and nose. I find that this makes for a great dog and veterinary visits are very easy.

She has also become quite the love bug and I attribute that to the hands-on attention she gets from me along with verbal praise.

That was a long story to get to this photo I took after we finished with her photos. I didn’t get to see what her eyes were doing until I got home and loaded them onto the computer. She is quite the sweetheart and often likes to press her muzzle against my face.

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Cady photo dump

We’ve been really busy and my human hasn’t had time to get to this blog and post my new photographs. I finally nudged him enough that he got it done tonight. I hope you like seeing what I’ve been up to this summer and at the start of fall. BTW, he got a tattoo of me on his arm. Right above the dog paws and names of his Labrador Retrievers that have traveled to the rainbow bridge. I think I look pretty sharp in ink – Cady

Cady’s Goofy Photographs

Of all the photos, I have saved of my dogs; I think I cherish the goofy ones the best. The ones where they are just acting like dogs and most people don’t get to see.

Behind Cady is a Poke Weed plant. Yes, there is a song (Poke Salad Annie) about it written and performed by Tony Joe White in 1969 and then sung Elvis Presley in 1970.

It’s poisonous. The toxins in Pokeweed, depending on what source you’re working from, range from deadly to mild.

With caution, young leaves and stems in the spring, before any red has crept into them, are harvested by legions of foragers and boiled in at least two changes of water, discarding the water afterward.

Read all about Poke Weed here at Nadia’s Yard.

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Fresh ink for Cady

I had a tattoo done a long time ago for my 4 original Labrador Retrievers when they were all still with me.  Now it serves as a tribute to them as they have all moved on to the rainbow bridge.

I’ve been thinking about doing something for Cady for awhile now. Today was the day. Here’s my fresh ink for Cady.

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The tattoo for my original 4 labs.4 Labradors tattoo

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