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Wednesday, August 06, 2008


Here is my special little girl. I had to throw treats into the flowers to get her to stay still long enough for me to get a pictures. She is a challenge. I love her to death though and as a result she gets away with murder. Don't get me wrong she does get into trouble but she is so darn cute it doesn't last for long. I just kick her out to hunt chipmunks :-) That is punishment enough.

Got Milk

Although Ryo loves to fetch he hates a dirty tongue. He has figured out that if you stick your tongue out and scrape it against your top teeth it will remove the dirt. What he doesn't know or care to know is that after a couple times he starts looking like a rabid dog on the loose. Especially when he is running as fast as he can down the draw to get the ball. Got to love him. :-)

Echo's Hobby

Echo likes the river too but prefers only up to the belly. In this pick she went a little farther then planned. Her love and passion is chipmunk hunting with squirrels and rabbits a close second. She stays out for hours at Mom's house just waiting for the little guys to come out of the gutter drains. What she might not realize is the other end isn't connected so they circled around about 5 hours early and are laughing behind her back. She has managed to dig out about 5 or 6 feet of drain though.

Ryo's Hobby

Ryo's love in this life is fetch and the river. He could go all day if I would stay out there and throw the ball. He knows where the sand bars are so will run 40 yards up stream to take the sand bar down the middle of the river to get the ball. When the river is high he does the same thing. Instead of running down the sand bar he just swims like Phelps. I think he could get the gold if he was entered. Although we would have to throw the ball to the other end of the pool first :-) He is a handsome boy who just loves to run, swim and fetch.

Canine Fitness and Fun Center Olympics

The Doggy Olympics arrived a week before China's. There were a lot of exhausted dogs by the end of the day. There were a lot of events and they tried them all. The disc toss, hot dog eating, peanut butter eating, fetch, and relays just to name a few. I couldn't cover everything but I tried. They had gold, silver and bronze medals. One family walked away with 3 gold. Not bad for having one blind dog in the group. Everyone walked away winners and slept well that night.


Great wedding. It was a really nice overcast morning. They had a lot of out of town guests and everyone had a good time. You can never go wrong with Arrowhead. Sarah and Justin were really good sports about letting me take them around and have pictures taken. Good luck Sarah and Justin but I don't think you are going to need it :-) Seems like a match made in heaven and put to work on earth.

Cowboy Ethan

Here are a couple more I liked. He is so photogenic I had a hard time picking.

Here's Ethan

So, here is the story. We were trying to recreate a photograph that had been take with Ethan's Grandpa on a pony and Ethan's Dad on a pony when they turned two. I think the pictures are great and Ethan is as cute as a bugs ear but he didn't like the pony enough to stay on it to duplicate the picture. Cullen jumped on the pony and as always was really, really happy and good natured. Ethan sure liked leading the pony around the corrals and shooting the bad guys as they went past. The best part of the day had to have been when we were done and he had change back into civilian clothes. He was playing in the dirt while we talked and then it was time to go. He didn't want to leave the dirt. Knowing what a flirt he is I said "Ethan you have to go to the park and meet some girls" Man, you have never seen a kid jump up and run for the car that fast. He was a little streak pushing his bothers stroller so they could get going. He sure does like the ladies.


The Slater family. It was fun and Ian was a good little guy. A bit shy at first but warms up quick. These shoots always have me thinking. How do you get rid of all the dog energy before the pictures and still keep them clean after they have just had a bath. I am not sure there is an answer to that. Although with treats they did sit and stay very well. Hope you enjoy the family pics.

Mountain Dog Sports

Lindsey has great well organized trials. Everything just runs really smooth and there are always plenty of workers to get the courses set and ready to go. As the one dog demonstrates, if you don't like the course just pick up the cones and make your own. Seemed to work for him even if it didn't for his owner:-) We had people from all over the Western US attend the trial. Everyone had fun. It is also a nice park to work in. Nice shade trees to camp out under and a nice little breeze. Makes you glad you are in Colorado on days like that. Thanks again for a wonderful trial.

Cullen is 6 months

He is trying to outgrow Ethan I think. That is one happy kid. He is always smiling and laughing when I see him. He is just a great kid. I love taking pictures of him and Ethan even if I require a nap afterwards. Before you know it it will be time for his one year old picture. He just changes by leaps and bounds. Must be all that good healthy food he eats.

ACAT Colorado Springs

It is always fun to use Cheyenne Mountain and Pike's Peak for a background. It is a gorgeous park and the weather was really nice. Once again a good time had by all. You just can't go wrong spending a beautiful day outside playing with your dogs.