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    What you will find here is the past several years of blog entries -- selected client shoots, sneak peeks, facebook recaps, news and announcements, promos and specials, as well as info on canine health and general dog chat. (NOTE: previous years of blog entries have been archived.)

    So, grab a cup of jo, give your scruffnut a beef tendon to gnaw on, and enjoy the photos and ramblin's.

did you feel that?

at 1:45 today, southern Ontario and western Quebec experienced a 5.5 earthquake … sure, not much by California standards … but it sure rocked the scruffy dog studio and certainly had me wondering if i’d had one coffee too many this morning!

as for the scruffies (and scraggly cat) … it was business as usual …


i seriously must work these guys too hard.


Sandy & Ryker - I thought earthquakes shook you up…did you drug these guys or what?

Liz - We felt it – I was at work and it was surreal. crazy! earthquakes in Ontario – who knew??!

illona - when i felt the first rumble i thought matea was standing behind my office stair, leaning as she normally does when she wants out or wants food … then i looked over and saw all three beasts fast asleep, and was like: “wha?!”

the rumbling had stopped, then started again … that’s when i started to wonder if i’d taken too much caffeine this morning. finally googled …

bublynski - I just heard about it, went to the Internet to find out more, and there was your post! I’m glad everyone is all right. But hey, I always thought that dogs and cats were supposed to have this uncanny sense about earthquakes far in advance?! I guess yours slept right through it. 😉

Deanne - When Summer scrabbled to me, I thought she heard a crack of thunder that I missed somehow, but then I saw the ceiling/walls/windows shaking and thought a tree fell on the house or something. That was the longest earthquake that I’ve experienced.

Anita - I felt it too! I thought it was just Autumn scratching herself at first (which can also be a house rumbler!)…but then it sort of just kept going and got more intense! She was surprisingly calm during the whole ordeal, the kitties were poofed up though!

michelle & marco - OMG so that’s what it really was!! I thought, no, no, it couldn’t have been…

another sneak peek …

… of a sweet old man.  this one’s for Deb, to tide her over until i get to the rest Oswin’s images.


i hope to share more of this mighty little man’s shoot with you all very soon.  hang in there, Ozzy!


Liz - So sweet – I sure do have a weakness for Yorkies though 😉

illona - marci, you’re going to love this old man. he’s very handsome! and i think he’s even smaller than your girl!

Marci - YAY Finally another Yorkie! Can’t wait to see the pictures!

another crazy face

this is Oakley.  and he’s not as crazy as he looks.  really!


i hope to share more of his shoot from this past Sunday soon.  i’ve been a little backlogged with client processing lately, so stay tuned.


Liz - Oh man this shot is awesome!!!

JD - Great shot! He does look a bit wired!

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