I know Jack has been my Friday Face before. I can’t help it. Jack is my dear friend, Nancy’s sweet, sweet dog. And, therefore, I have photographed him many times. Jack is 10, but you would never know it. He’s basically a puppy, running around and demanding that you throw his (or “my” as the case often is) squeaky toy.
Last week I photographed Nancy’s family for their Christmas card, and captured this expression from Jack. I think it’s priceless. The image is actually a part of their Christmas card, so I apologize if any of you are friends of Jack’s and will be receiving this card, because I just basically spoiled the surprise.
Oh well. Happy Friday Christmas Jack face.
I have so much to say about Coal.
When Steph called me, and we talked about Coal; she was very passionate about him and what he means to her family. Coal has been with Steph and her husband since forever…since before kids. The love they have for him is so strong I could feel it over the phone. And then, I met Coal….and, I got it. He’s amazing. Coal can’t really hear anymore, and I was slightly worried about how I would get his attention. But, honestly, it just wasn’t a problem. Coal is one of the sweetest, kindest old souls that I have met since beginning my Cool Pets business many many years ago. After a short time I told Steph that I can really see why she loves him so.
I don’t want to ramble on…I just hope this photo captured, in some small way, his spirit and the laid back, happy attitude that seems to be his entire existence.
A very happy Friday Face to you.
Usually we are rushing around, last minute, frantically trying to get a Halloween costume together. I wasn’t much for Halloween when I was younger. Honestly, people in costumes freak me out. So do scary movies. Except Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I’m a huge Buffy fan.
This year, the costume of choice was a corpse bride. So, we looked online at the costumes offered in the stores and found them to be a bit uninspired. We had ideas, but didn’t know how to bring them to life. Fortunately, we knew someone who could! My wonderful friend, Nancy’s wonderful sister Debbie is amazingly talented with a sewing machine (and knitting needles), and she was kind enough to create the most spectacular dress. It was a bit corpse bride – straight, elegant, fitted – and a bit of fluff – tulle and sparkle. In a word, it was perfection!
A few accessories, and a little makeup and we were ready to go…early!
So, off to the graveyard we went.
Ooh, this could be my favorite. I’m channeling my inner Stevie Nicks here. “Intense, silence as she walked in the room. Her black robe trailing Sister of the Moon.” Oh how I love that song!!!