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Abby, Ralph and Zoe

How many people out there can say that they’ve seen a Chinese Crested, much less, photograph one? I’ve never done either until I got to meet and photograph Abby! I was beyond excited to get this opportunity!

Abby is 11 years old with a little puffball face and tail. She is such a delicate little girl that prefers to stay off the grass and would rather be in someone’s lap. I love this shot of her whole furless tiny body. :)

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She even has a gorgeous smile! :)
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Although Abby’s usually pretty mellow and chill, she gets a wild hair when her mom starts to weed the flower garden. I don’t know what it is, but she LOOOOOOves to chase the weeds when they are thrown into the woods. That whole delicate-dog-thing goes out the window at that point.
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Abby isn’t an only child! She has a brother, Ralph, and sister Zoe. Ralph was one of the pups we were most worried about capturing on camera. He doesn’t warm up to strangers but as long as he has his tennis ball, he’s a pretty happy camper. He actually knocked it out of the park. We got some great shots of him!
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This is one of my favs. I love the flowers surrounding his happy face. :)
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“Play with me!!!!!”
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Last but not least, we photographed Zoe. She’s also a little shy around strangers but she will eventually warm up. Like her brother, she’s a little obsessed with some tennis ball too!
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Those flowers again!!! She’s fixated on her tennis ball!
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These pups made me work my tail off but we captured some wonderful moments that truly show off their fun personalities! :) Thanks for such a great shoot!

Edmund Fitzgerald and Hershel

When Edmund Fitzgerald’s dad contacted me for his session, I’ll admit that I didn’t know what the Doxie’s name was in reference to. It wasn’t until after I talked to a friend of mine that I learned of the famed freighter and folk song. After reading up on the story, I was confident enough to go into the session knowing everything about the tragic events of the boat’s wreck. Now I just needed to find out why this tiny little Dachshund was named after this freighter…

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Turns out that Edmund Fitzgerald’s parents are big Gordon Lightfoot fans (this singer of the folk song) and have been to several of his concerts. In ironic fashion, they thought it would be funny to name such a tiny, little creature after a huge 728-foot boat. How hysterical!!!
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He is so cute and photogenic!
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Not to be overshadowed, Hershel is Edmund Fitzgerald’s older brother. His gray face shows his age but he is wise beyond his years. :)
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He still has some craziness in him too! :)
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Doxies are so cute when they run!!! I love their flying ears!
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Hehe! Edmund Fitzgerald almost looks like a toy here…
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Well, if you didn’t know about the Edmund Fitzgerald and/or the song, I hope you get the chance to look it up and get a little history lesson today! :) And if you don’t, at least you got to look at some super-cute pups!

Emilee - Oh my goodness, these are too cute, Sarah! I just love those flying ears. Awesome images!

Beth | Daily Dog Tag - What a couple of cuties! This Edmund Fitzgerald is definitely not a wreck!

Erika - They are absolutely adorable! Gorgeous photos!

Brittani Croft - THOSE EARS. I just can’t. Love the story of Edmund’s name, and I just adore these two together. Such expressive, sweet faces :)