Tues 10.20.15 – Photographer Amanda Jones has a project called Dog Years, wherein she takes photos of dogs when they are young and then again of the same dog when they are old. It is a lovely and moving set of photos.
While not studio photos, here are two photos of Scruffy McDoglet, one as a puppy in March 2004 and the other one taken as an older dog this past month.
The first photo of Scruffy taken on March 29, 2004, when he was 4 1/2 months old, he was truly tiny – a third the size he is now in weight and length. He was also full of puppy energy. His puppy energy lasted well into his fifth or sixth year of life.
The second photo of Scruffy was taken last month while walking at Bolsa Chica State Beach, in this photo Scruffy is 11 years and 10 months old. He has started to slow down the last two years both in terms of energy and his health. While Scruffy still takes two walks a day, they are shorter than they used to be and he is sleeping quite a bit more. In terms of his health, over a year ago, he was diagnosed with Cushings disease and that has been a whack-a-mole misadventure.
I still love Mr. Scruffy McDoglet something fierce.
Photos taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N8.
Sun 03.06.11 – In a lovely bout of serendipity, I ran into Katrina, Sam, and Iona this afternoon. They have recently moved into their lovely (Purple!) new house up in the canyons above Sierra Madre in the shade of California live oaks. We walked up to their place to see how BIG Oberon the amazing charcoal lab puppy has grown.
Oberon is now 10 months old, the size of a full grown lab at 85 pounds, but still with the brain and Complete Excitement and Joy of Life of a Puppy!!!! And many more exclamation marks.
Oberon at 8 weeks : Photos from Erika’s Birthday Party
Oberon at 4 months: Oberon, the King of the Charcoal Lab Puppies, Oberon Goes to the Beach and Meets the Ocean, Goodbye to Oberon the World’s Cutest (Currently) Charcoal Lab Puppy
Fri 11.05.10 – Lexi is a three month old long haired chihuahua pup that has visited with my neighbor’s daughters twice this week. She is just tiny, tiny, tiny* and super cute/sweet. Best yet, she has soft fur and puppy smell.
* Lexi is about 3 pounds and is not even 5 inches tall.
Fri 07.23.10 – This afternoon, my Mom and I took Oberon the Charcoal Lab Puppy and Scruffy McDoglet to Dog Beach in Huntington Beach so that Oberon could have his first experience at the beach and with the ocean.
Sun 06.27.10 – Happy Birthday to Erika a few days late!