Holiday green screen fun with Cady​

I decided to try something new this year with my holiday photos of Cady. I photographed her against a green screen then used Photoshop to remove the green background and save her as a png file with a transparent background. For my final images, I used Adobe Illustrator to place her in stock holiday images.

It was fun working on this project and she was great posing for me. I love how she will sit so pretty for me and I think she has the best expressions. She never minds wearing beads or decorations around her neck. As a side note, I adopted Cady (age 6) in May 2016 from the Humane Society of Missouri.

Treats were used as rewards, incentives, and modeling fee for Cady. I need to work on my photoshop skills some more, but for self-taught I think I’m doing pretty well.

Everyone have a great holiday season!

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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 7th Birthday

Cady turned 7 on Sunday April 23rd.  She indulged in peanut butter cake from the local dog bakery.  Went on 2 car rides, 2 big walks, got lots of butt rubs (you know, that spot on their back right above the tail base), ear scratches and a little steak for dinner.

I brought her home from the humane society on May 14th 2016.   She was a great find and we have been having lots of fun since she moved in with me.

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I’m guessing I’ve been accepted as her human now

I adopted Cady almost 3 months ago. She is a mix of Labrador Retriever and English Setter (by DNA test) is 6 years old and weights in at 51 pounds. She is a sweetie and full of energy.

We have been figuring each other out and getting to know each other. She loves walks, exploring woods and fields, car rides, food, snacks, sleeping next to me, bull sticks and hearing the words good girl.

I haven’t adopted before and she came to me with her own skill set which I have been working to figure out and what she knows – words like sit, down, car ride, outside. I’ve been teaching her some new words and she is a pretty quick study.

I’ve enjoyed watching her get comfortable with me, my black Lab Tess and our home and yard. She’s gone from cautious and confused to settled in and “hey, this is my place!”

The other night she did the sweetest thing. As I got into bed and settled in, she came over to me, pushed her head into the side of my head and shoulder, pressed it in there and just let out this big sigh and just stayed that way for about 5 minutes as I rubbed her ears. Then she stood up and gave me a little lick on the cheek.

I’m guessing I’ve been accepted as her human now and it feels great.