Jun 29, 2012

Tika {at the cottage}

Back to the clinic today.

She's doing better but yesterday she had a little reaction to one of the drugs we had given her. Bumps are gone this morning and she's much more alert. Phew!

Jun 28, 2012

Sweet Tika.

Today she's back at the clinic since she's still needing more fluids. Still drooling because she's nauseous and with diarrhea she's not a happy camper. Hoping she feels better later today. Perhaps I'm being sad for no reason but I love this dog more than you know so I really don't care if you think I'm worrying too much. It's hard to see an animal you love in discomfort and unable to figure out what the heck is wrong. It's a big guessing game and terribly upsetting. She's the sweetest, most gentlest dog ever. I'm doing my best to do what I can to help her. I love her.  It's what I do. In the meantime, I guess I'll clean the house.

Jun 27, 2012

Cottage Moments

Slight change in plans. Tika became quite ill so we came back home and she's getting lots of lovin' from her favorite doc. I'm sure she'll feel like a million bucks later today. ('cause you're costing me that much Tika girl!! But, you're worth it!!)

Jun 22, 2012

Dew West!

Sam was limping on our way to the park yesterday. I look down to see his dew claw heading west. Back to the Vet clinic for the second time yesterday. Once removed, he felt great. 

And, even better news, he can still swim. Phew!

Jun 20, 2012


Yesterday, my plan was to head to Wakefield to take maternity photos of my friend Trista with her two cutie pie kids. I suggested we find a dock for some shots I had in mind. Turns out Trista has a friend who happens to own a house right on the Gatineau River. Sweet!
Here's where we started.
We took a few Mom with kids photos here on the dock. We decided to move on and that's when we heard this strange squealing sound. Trista mentioned there is a dog living at the house down the river, and that's probably the dog barking. Then we saw something in the water and realized it was a very small puppy. That squeal sound was the sound of a very scared pup. While Trista gathered up the kids, I raced over to the river to scoop the frightened pup from the water. She was shivering and quite terrified. The focus of our session changed from maternity shots to "OMG, how cute is this puppy" session.
I immediately wanted to take this sweet little thing home with me. Dan would absolutely kill me! Trista was eyeing this puppy too and mentioned she and Pierre were thinking of getting a dog at some point, maybe not right at this moment, but she was bonding to this pup as much as I was. However, her hormones are totally berzerko so her maternal instincts were kickin' in and well, to quote Molly, "I think the puppy likes us more than you"....

In the parking lot near the bridge we met a woman who was doing some landscaping. Her dog was close by and I thought maybe she'd loan us a dog leash just to get us through the photo session. She was able to give us some rope, Trista used her headband that we twisted to make smaller to fit around the pups neck. We were good to go!

The puppy made her way into the photo session. I mean really, how could she not? Look how cute she is!!

And this is on the ride home....
And with all the distractions,  we still managed to take some lovely photos of Trista! (I have to add that I'm holding a puppy in my arm while taking these photos).

The puppy is now with Trista and her family where she's getting lots of love. What a crazy fun day.
And after all that excitement, the kids fell asleep so quickly on the ride home.

Jun 17, 2012

Pixel's Lucky Day.

Pixel's rescue is out of the US - believe it or not I found her picture posted on Facebook with the caption 'last day' above her.  She was in Baldwin Park animal shelter in California, that has a very high kill rate.  I emailed the english setter rescue trust of america to see if they could save her and it just worked out that the current contact for that group is based in Lincoln, CA.   Long story short, Maryl pulled her and I convinced Curt to let us take her - she flew up from San Franscisco!  

Jun 14, 2012


 If you bring your dog along on a portrait session, I will take photos of him/her. Oh yah.

Jun 12, 2012

Demo has begun!

This little boy loves all this action and the big equipment. I think he could watch this all day long! But for me, I'm fine to just watch him being cute. ;-)

Beauty and the Beast

There are still small signs of beauty in the yard...
despite all the destruction by this bozo!

Jun 10, 2012

Crazy Sam.

Come out, come out, where ever you are! Dan calls me to bring my camera. Apparently he heard whimpering sounds from under the deck. What a goof ball! Maybe it's cooler?