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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Here’s Cady looking festive and all ready for Mardi
She is always so cooperative when I put props on her and sits so patiently while I take the photos. Treats were given after the photo shoot for this good girl.
Note: A little photoshop magic placed her in front of the building in NOLA.
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
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.
The tattoo for my original 4 labs.
And the whole upper arm.
Have a great 4th of July weekend everyone! Here are a few photos of Cady in her Independence Day accouterment.
I’m doing all right, getting good grades • The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades • I gotta wear shades
If you have a dog you will understand these very well, especially if it has passed away. Thought I’d share them with you. Have your tissues ready.
I don’t know who the artist/author is so I can’t provide proper credit to them. I found these out on that big ole web.
Cady enjoys going in for a grooming, bath and nail trim which I refer to as her Spa Day. After I pick her up we go for a big walk and I take a few photos of her. The groomer always sends her home with a new bandana. Here she is in a Spring color themed hearts bandana. I like to post several photos of her as she always manages to make a silly face, close her eyes or turn her head while I take the photos.