Thursday, October 17, 2013

Happy Gotcha Days!

October is a special month at our house as we celebrate both dogs' "gotcha" days!

Summit has been home 3 years as of October 20.

Kili passed the one year mark on the 15th. Tomorrow is also Kili's 14 month birthday.

With so many milestones in one month I thought we'd better celebrate with a photoshoot. One of the Humane Society's foster parents is a professional photographer and she was holding a fundraiser to pay off the bill at our clinic. For such a worthwhile cause and a momentous month... how could I resist?

I have very few photos with my dogs, mainly because I tend to be the one on the other side of the camera. And while I tend to dislike photos of myself (especially awkward ones when I'm running and making weird faces) I really did need some with them. One day I'm going to want them!

Since the dogs do not trial (yet!) I also wanted some pictures of them working, so I brought my jumps out to the park with us. Summit warmed up over some low jumps and then I moved him up to the 26" height so we could get some more impressive shots. I rarely ever ask him to jump 26".

I was very impressed with Kili at this photoshoot. When I was working with Summit of course there was no one around. As soon as I went to get Kili for her turn people kept walking past to go down to the water or back to their vehicles. It was endless. Finally I thought I had a break in the traffic and got her out to start working with her, and then a group of people came walking by. Kili never even acknowledged that she noticed they were there. She tugged like a little pro, was on the jumps when I asked, held her sit stays, and was just generally very focused.

I'm so proud of my little family.

1 comment:

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Cute pics! Great idea to bring the jumps too!