I know that I sound like a bit of a broken record here, but Betsy and I truly love capturing the love between a dog and his favorite humans! Every lick, every “woof” and every funny face from dogs equate to an “I love you” in some way, shape, or form. We love that!
Dr. Boyd’s Pet Resort is our Macer’s favorite place to be while when we are out and about and he needs some quality “dog time” with his fellow canines. Dr. Boyd’s gifted some of their favorite clients with our Senior Tails sessions and that’s how we got to meet this fun family! When Greg and Sarah Larson called us about the Senior Tails, they nervously asked if we would be OK with photographing their darling 2-year-old boxer mix (Jude) instead of an older dog. Well, of course we would! We’ll just call it a “Junior Tails” session. Done!
Jude is totally a happy-go-lucky kind of guy. He has the sweetest face and such an easy-going disposition. All he wants to do in life is be with his humans and be happy 24/7. Playing around with the Larsons’ hammock was such a blast! We would each be framing our shots on Greg and Sarah, and every so often, Jude would jump up into the frame with a gigantic, silly smile! So cute.
“Oh, hey! Whatcha doin’ in that weird sling-thingy? Can I play too?”
Yes, Jude. Yes you can.Seriously.
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: photos of dogs with their eyes closed… Crack. Me. Up. Jude was pretty content in his favorite throne from which he likes to observe the world.
That deliciously cute underbite…D’Awwww!Jude was so stoked to be photographed, give huge kisses, and chomp on steak bites throughout the session.Play/Snuggle-time!Here’s Jude with one of the many skinned toys that he has collected over the past two years. Only mildly creepy.
But he thoroughly enjoyed flipping this one repeatedly over his head and playing the part of the silly dog. Always a favorite of ours!“My couch!”“My bed!”Right around the corner from the Larsons’ house, tucked behind a community in Spring Valley, lies a beautiful series of trails that not many people know about. This family loves to come up here for a quiet, beautiful walk from time to time.Not sure what Jude was staring at, but it must have been *fascinating*.THIS was awesome. When we take Mace Windu out for an extended walk, we have to bring a bottle of water and a small bowl (which he invariably knocks over and makes a huge mess). When Jude is ready for a drink, he just looks up at Greg as he pulls out the nozzle of his Camelback and shoots water right at him. Jude grabs every last drop: No muss, no fuss! Brilliant.Here, Jude was absolutely enthralled and curious about a little piece of fuzzy something on the ground. There he stayed for a good few minutes…investigating the disturbance and protecting his humans from the possible evils within said tiny fuzzy thing. Hee hee!“No, Seriously! What IS that thing?!?”Jude…the Mountaineer.Greg and Sarah, thanks so much for having us in your home to document your favorite furry friend! Jude is a beautiful dog, and we really enjoyed playing with him (and you) for the afternoon. You guys are great fur-parents, and we look forward to hopefully hanging out with all of you again sometime! Give Jude a great big hug and kiss from us (and some steak, too).Editor’s Note, from Jude’s humans in response to our amusement with Jude’s awesome human name…
“We think it fits him really well too! We rescued him the night after Paul McCartney sang “Hey Jude” at the opening ceremony of the Olympics in 2012. Jude is a rescue puppy that was found in a dumpster with three siblings without a mom. We aren’t religious, but St. Jude is the patron saint of lost causes or desperate situations and he certainly was bad off before someone found him. He brings us so much joy. It’s a wonder anyone wouldn’t want him!”.
So how great is THAT story?! Thanks for letting us share, Greg and Sarah!
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