well, okay, the scruffnuts in this blog entry aren’t odd … but rather, this is just an odd assortment of scruffnuts we’ve shared on the scruffy dog facebook page … along with a few shots of resident scruffy merrick. and yes, he is odd.
here’s the goober at his stylin’ best … donning his new Angry Birds hat. (well, honestly, it’s not his but rather my partner’s … but i couldn’t resist). this shot was taken for the ‘hat challenge’ for the 52 Weeks for Dogs group on flickr. i founded the group four years ago and it’s still one of the places to be on flickr.
how gorgeous is this boy of mine? if you’re wanting to learn a little more about this amazing, former puppy-mill boy, you can read more here.he’s quite the character, whether showing off with his favorite ball or doing a little jig in the back yard …other times, he’s just a drama queen …this is Abby … she was one of our fabulous models for one of our scruffy dog One-on-One mentoring sessions this past summer. how gorgeous is she?and this is her younger sister, Georgia.then we have Marty. Marty belongs to repeat client Deb who originally joined the scruffy dog family with her previous girl Zoe. sadly. Zoe passed away last spring. you can see the tribute video i made of Zoe for her mom.
Deb and i shared numerous emails about the loss, about moving on, about honoring Zoe’s memory by finding room in her heart for another. Deb fostered this special boy Marty, and i have to admit, from the moment she wrote me about her new foster and sent me a photo, i kinda figured Marty was going to be her dog.
but like most happy endings, the start wasn’t great. Marty was found on the side of the road in winter. it appeared he had been strangled and left for dead, and this has affected his head control and ability to control his limbs. it is even suspected that his eye sight may also be compromised. but of course, Marty has no idea he’s a special needs boy!
and this is Diesel. since my first scruffy was probably a good part wheaten, i’ll probably always have a soft spot for the wheaten breed …
and Diesel is a wonderful example of his breed … in fact, he exceeded anything i would have expected from a wheaten, being a terrier breed. he is such a poser and a consummate model, whether it’s showing off his ‘high five’ …
… or just posing nobly on the beach. thanks for being such a spectacular model, Diesel. and for those of you who are very astute and detail-oriented, you might notice that Diesel’s coat appears a little shorter in his beach photos. well, that’s because we had to cut Diesel’s session short due to those very dark clouds you see. we lost light so quickly during Diesel’s session that we had to regroup at a later date for the rest of his session.this is the very high-octane Beretta. you may remember her from previous blog entries. this was her third session with us…
and here we have the many expressions of Brody. i adore this little scruffnut, but in spite of my pleading, he has already been promised to someone else if anything were to happen to his mom. 😉
here we have the handsome Ben, adopted from the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society.
and finally, one of my favorite scruffnuts, Riley Scooter, belonging to Shannon of Release the Hounds in Guelph. yup, Riley, that would be considered a ‘miss’.
i hope you enjoyed this variety-pack of scruffnuts … just a few of the fabulous faces from our fantastic summer and fall. if you want to see these images ‘hot off the press’ and keep up with the up-to-the-minute goings-on around here at scruffy dog headquarters, consider following the SDP facebook page. there’s always a lot going on!