Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Obama shooting w/Canon!

As a photographer who shoots with Canon, I really got a kick out of this image!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Clermont's Sheep & Wool Festival - 85F!!!!

After a very long winter, today was SOOO welcome.... unbelievably beautiful... needed.... appreciated.... just FABULOUS... so... we took a trip to the Sheep and Wool Festival in Clermont, NY - The colors there were so stunning.... between the flowers blooming in their gorgeous gardens, to the potted flowers being sold by vendors... and then of course, the WOOL products! Amazing yarns, again.... color - color - color! On the downside, there were not quite as many "sheep" as we expected, but maybe this is our own ignorance to how these events are organized. There were a few "token" sheep that were used in a sheering demo., a few Alpaca's, and the only other sheep we saw were stuffed, as in, to put in the crib with your baby... All in all, it was a lovely day, with very pretty scenery! Enjoy! (click on images to enlarge)

The only "downside" of the day was that it was too warm to bring any dogs in the car with me... Can't you just imagine what Iggy is saying/yelling here??? Taiho, well, he's just like... "what he said..."

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Congratulations to Ziggy Marley & Beth!!!

The following is an email and photograph I received from my friend Beth, mom to Ziggy Marley. Ziggy is a Pit Bull Terrier, brother to our own, Taiho, from the Animal Farm Foundation, where Beth works. They competed in a Rally-O event this weekend. I was/am so moved by her email that I have to post it here, for everyone to see. She's an amazing mom to Ziggy, who works tirelessly to help this breed, for which Ziggy is an absolutely amazing ambassador!

"My biggest wish before we walked into the ring at our first dog show is that Ziggy and I could bring home a blue ribbon. A blue ribbon to those waiting in the kennel for their forever homes. Ziggy found his forever home. This blue ribbon was earned with the kennel dogs in mind. Those waiting for homes, those who found homes, and for those who never will.

All of these dogs have steered through obstacle courses of their own, and every one of them deserves a blue ribbon in their own right!! Ziggy won this for them, and the kennel is where his ribbon will live."

For more about Beth, check out her website HERE!

Monday, April 20, 2009

What a GREAT Photograph!!!

Sooo much going on here, I just had to post!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

New to Animal Farm!

(remember to click on each image to enlarge, and see these guys in all their glory!)

Introducing, Mr. Junior Mint! Junior is just the perfect little gentleman..

and Leonard "Lenny" Kasnowski....

Lenny is adorable, I totally fell in love. (Could it be because he reminded me of my Iggy?!) No seriously, if I didn't have 4 dogs already, I might have snuck him home with me..... I don't know if you can see it in these pics, but he tries VERY hard to please... I absolutely love how when he sits, he deliberately pushes his upper body back... can you see it? I'm told he picks up new tricks very quickly, and would be fabulous for Rally-o or other obedience related competitions - I'm certain he could be a Super Star! (Actually, I believe he thinks he already is!)

And then there's little Squiggy! OMG, this little guys is CUTE! You know how some people wish puppies would just stay puppies? Well Squiggy's tiny -- he could not weigh more than 27 pounds.. I just wanted to squeeze him.

If you're interested in Junior, Lenny or Squiggy, you can fill out an application for them HERE!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Pause Dog Boutique's Online Store Has Launched!

Laura and her assistants Empi (Sheltie) and Ella (Russell Terrier) have been helping us by hanging information about Animal Farm's Feature dogs each month. It's a great store, with an amazing selection of canine accessories of all kinds... NOW you can check them out online - so even if you're not close to the quaint town of Rhinebeck, you can still take advantage of all they have to offer! Check it out here! Iggy and I highly recommend it!
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