Great job with the voting – thanks everyone for the nice comments – the dogs are all just so adorable! I just posted an album of “Out Takes” on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.205683462785444.48484.205683229452134#!/pages/FourFootPhotography/205683229452134
Thanks for your patience, everyone! Here is the pet photo contest from Wagfest 2011! Aren’t the models gorgeous? Please vote one time (per day) for your favorite, then share the link with your friends, co-workers, relatives! The dog with the most votes on Sunday, July 3 at 10pm wins a free photo session ($125 value) and $40 print credit from FourFootPhotography! The lighting was a little tricky and these are unedited “mutt shots” of very distracted dogs – but you get the idea – So. Stinkin. Cute. Please let me know if I messed up any names, we’ll fix it right away! Thanks so much to everyone who came by and entered, I’m excited to see who wins!
So many gorgeous dogs entered our Wagfest 2011 Pet Photo Contest! Thank you all for participating – the photos will be up and voting will begin on Tuesday, June 27. You can vote one time for your favorite, then share the link with your friends and family – voting ends Sunday night at 10pm and the pet with the most votes wins a free pet photography session with FourFootPhotography and a $40 print credit. Get out the vote! I’ll be posting some “out takes” as well, some of the expressions are hilarious! It was great to meet everyone!
FourFootPhotography will be at PAWS Wagfest at Battle Point Park on Bainbridge Island Sunday, June 26, 9:30am – 1pm. Please bring your four foot and join the fun! Stop by our booth and enter to win a free pet photography session + $40 print credit!
9:30am—WagFest Registration Opens
9:30am—1pm—Promenade around Battle Point Park with your dog on leash
9:30am—1pm—Vendors and food open to the public
Happenings on the Main Stage
10:15am—What is Reiki and How Can it Benefit My Pet?
10:30am—Tracking Dog Demonstration
Kitsap County Deputy Sheriff Joe Hedstrom with German Shepherd Ajax
11am—“Facing Your Mountains” Presentation/Q&A
Musher Laura Daugereau and her Iditarod sled dogs
Contests (main stage arena; must be registered)
11:45am—Best Canine Talent 12pm—Waggiest Tail
12:15pm— Best Costume 12:30pm—Pet/Owner Look-alike
12:45pm—The Little Dog Races (dogs under 25 lbs)
1pm—Contest Winners Announced
Other Things Happening
10am—12pm—Microchip Clinic ($10)—Underneath the Picnic Pavilion
10am—1pm—Read to a Dog—Lawn area
10:30—1pm—Reiki Treatments and Demonstrations—Lawn Area
Massage for a Cause—Dog massages to benefit PAWS—Swim Spaw Booth
$10 for 10 minutes
10:30—1pm—Ask-a-Trainer at BeauJes Dog Training Booth.
Suggested donation $10
10:30—1pm—Nail Trims at Fluffy Ruff Dog Spa Booth
I am honored that three of my photos have been selected for the website for the National Center for Prosecution of Animal Abuse. The site is up and here is the link:
On a personal note, today my kiddos and I took their grandparents to the Kitsap Humane Society to find a companion. The layout of their property and their semi-retired, grandchild-visiting lifestyle mean a dog is not an option, so we visited the cattery. Dad really wanted a dog. The cat room is a clean, peaceful place, and it is obvious the workers and volunteers care deeply for the animals. Everyone was so helpful, from the volunteers to the staff (thank you Sharon!!!) to the vet. With their guidance, we chose the perfect (flawed) pet. Tumbler is a great fit! He has some neurological damage, so he wobbles and stumbles a bit (“Just like us!” says Donna-Nana), and his head swivels 180 degrees, but he is such a sweet, friendly little dude. He took right to his new home tonight, and when my dad called me about 8:30 he was just so thrilled with “his” cat. This seems like the start of something great (and I sure hope so, because if it isn’t, it is totally my fault). I strongly encourage you to visit the shelter the next time you are open to a (or another) four foot, tell the staff your situation and heed their advice. They are great and your buddy is waiting!
It seems all the good men are always taken…I fell so in love with Charlie last month at our shoot in San Diego! He is such a dear soul, and his relationship with his ladies made me a little kerflempt. Isn’t he beautiful?