The baybeez are worn out (and so am I). We drove into Albuquerque to Kevin’s Photography Studio. Kevin Dooley and his wife Trish will be sharing the pick girl puppy with me. Kevin is a wonderful photographer so today was “Official Litter Photo Day”. I’ll be posting more terrific photos later. First I want to talk about how the College Kids handled the adventure.
They have been nowhere since the night they were born and we met Dr. T at the clinic to do Dory’s C-Section. So this was a breath-holding adventure. They were amazing! The six were all over the studio. They investigated, chewed, dragged, found people with whom to cuddle, barked, wrestled, and charmed.
The photo shoot was very difficult because the puppies had places to go and things to do. We had three puppy wranglers and the photographer. We have some lovely photos, did get the official litter portrait. However, the stacked photos were hit and miss.
Kevin, Trish and I are going to share the red girl known as Hillary (the Nola mini-me). Her call name will be “Copper”. Because the brindle girls, Cameron and Intrigue, are so similar, we’re scheduling another puppy shoot in a week and a half. They’ll be 6-1/2 weeks old and we may have better luck evaluating them. Both boys were cooperative. Dally was a wild girl — we spent a great deal of time (and energy) chasing her down. She’s fast and athletic. Nearly all the outtakes feature Dally.
Here are a few photos. I’ve been through the first 100 or so — and that’s it for tonight!
A suitcase of puppies
Cameron Stepping out
Dally on her own — as usual
Faust (with Hillary in back)
Gandolph with his sweet look
Hillary-Copper coming at you
Intrigue — judges’ side markings are unmistakable