The plans for this photo session had been in the works for 5 months. I had initially planned on meeting and his family in August. His mom had contacted me wanting photos at their favorite place here in Central NY. The problem was that they work most of the year in Texas and are only here during the summer and holiday's. This is the home though that Hank loves. This is where he gets to run free on their property and explore, so this is where his mom wanted to have the session.
Dogs and play. We know they love to play, but they all play so differently. While my Midnight had never ending energy to catch balls or frisbees, Shamus loved to play with his stuffed animals and his big orange ball, much like the ball in the picture below.
Some dogs must deal with a “ruff” reputation based entirely on what breed they are – or just look like. Bull terriers, rottweilers, and Dobermans are a few can get called out as aggressive, dangerous or problematic based entirely on their looks, before they ever show signs of a snarl. This can cause these dogs to be surrendered more often, hinder them from getting adopted quickly and limit opportunities for socialization related to other pet parents not wanting to be near them.
January 24th is change a pets life day. This is a day which highlights adoption centers and shelters in order to promote adoption. Last weekend Second Chance canine Adoption Shelter hosted an event to do just that. We had a wonderful time having people come in to see the dogs that are available at Second Chance as well as some from B & R Bunkhouse which is the shelter where dogs found in the city of Syracuse are brought. Here are some of the dogs the public got to visit with this past Saturday.
It's hard to believe that it is the middle of January and we have barely had any snow. Sure we had a deep freeze right at Christmas. Buffalo had deadly winds and snow, but by the time it hit Syracuse, it was mostly just the wind and cold. We are due for some snow. When it comes, I will be ready with baited breath to take some winter dog portraits. Since there is no telling when we will have snow, I have decided to implement an "ON CALL" list for some Winter snow photos.
I am happy to announce that I have completed my Pet loss Grief Specialist Certification. I am confidant this new certification and continued studies will help support my clients by allowing them the space to listen and share stories of their pet. In offering clients a place in which their grief is accepted and in story sharing, they can feel the connection with their pet even after they are gone. Through continued education provided in One last network, we will continue to learn more about grief support as Angela continues to learn and share with us.