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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 (NOTE: previous years of blog entries have been archived.)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.

little schnoodley girl chloe

meet Chloe …


… little bundle of schnoodley goodness.  she’s a senior girl who lives in Stoney Creek with her crazy, puppy sister — who you will meet later.  but for an older girl, this little doll-face still gots some moves.



and she lo-0-0-0ves to bark.


on what felt like the warmest February date in history, we hit a variety of locales … from a snowless, grassy field (in February!), to an orchard/market, and i even had Chloe, her sister, and their parents make a U-ey when i spotted that last field of snow on the way home.




and yes, a little mud was involved.


… and a red barn door to die for!




of course, true to that fierce schnauzer character, Chloe had to find an empty mouse nest to dig up …



thanks, Chloe, for being such a little trooper.


stay tuned for the next blog entry where i’ll introduce you to Chloe’s adorable , little … er, big … sister.



Michelle - Great shots! I love the closeup of her face.

Darlene Dranfield - I love the ones of her flying high over the snow. I do love the seniors.

Debby Ziegler - this is a beautiful dog and wonderful pictures. . .really captures her spirit. . .we rescued a very abused, neglected schnoodle last year and had her for only 6 months. . a blessing!!

sneak peek for needle-nosed Ryder

… and i brandish the nickname with nothing but love and respect for this sweet little guy i spent the morning with yesterday.

this is Ryder …


… and you’ll be seeing more of him and our snowy morning very soon.


Holly Garner-Jackson - More! We need more! ;-)

tee4tia - Gorgeous sheltie and a beautiful work of art. you’re the best.

Anda - OMG, what a delightful pup! I like the way he blends in with the dried grass and snow! Can’t wait to see more of Ryder!

Tatyana - What a handsome sheltie dude! Can’t wait to see more of him.


more of this little … er, big … sweetie coming soon!


stay tuned.  you won’t be disappointed. :)


Lainer - I love the color of thsi dog. It reminds me of the Weimaraners that William Wegman used to photograph.

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