Monthly Archives: October 2014

Photographing Dogs: a Nightmare or Pleasure?

Handsome Walter

Handsome Walter

When I ask the following question: is it a nightmare or a pleasure to take pictures of your canine companions?  I get so many different responses from pet parents that I decided to add my own.  Handsome Walter, in the above picture, seemed to enjoy posing for this picture.

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Dexter,unlike Walter, did not care to pose for the camera.  He had absolutely no interest in posing for me, so what did I do?  I took the picture anyway.

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Alex, “Bella, smile for mom, please!” Bella, “I will smile when I see a treat, and I don’t see it. Do you?”

Yes, I have to bribe them in order to pose, but I forgot to get treats during this picture.  Look at Bella’s face.  Not happy.

Bella, "I refuse to look at the camera until I get a treat." Alex, "stop it.  You are going to get mom mad."

Bella, “I refuse to look at the camera until I get a treat.” Alex, “stop it. You are going to get mom mad.”

My unruly child, Bella, found something else much more interesting than posing for this picture.  What did I do?  I decided to complicate my life even more, and added one more dog to the mix, Dexter.

Bella, "Lol.  Mom is turning red."  Alex, "Stop it.  No picture equals no cookies." Dexter, "We'll get cookies.  She is turning red because she can't stop laughing."

Bella, “Lol. Mom is turning red.” Alex, “Stop it. No picture equals no cookies.” Dexter, “We’ll get cookies. She is turning red because she can’t stop laughing.”

Every time I take pictures of my dogs and those that stay with us I have a great time.  I laugh so hard because it is so difficult to get them to pose, but that process is what makes taking their picture so much fun.  Is your dog easy to photograph?

Staying In Maryland

staymd1The above cutie pie is staying with us this weekend.  She is very laid-back and although she is an only furry child, she does great with my dogs.  I’ve realized that just because some dogs have no other “siblings” it does not mean that they will be anti-social with other dogs.

staymd2After weighing all our options, we decided that it was best to stay in Maryland.  It took us a while to figure it out, but thanks to Alex and Bella we realized what was best for all of us.  Have a great weekend.