After a pretty mild December and January, it seems like snow season is finally here! Thanks to Kristi Smith from Tigerlily Photography for these adorable photos of a dog and his bestie.
From Kristi: “It’s a rare occasion that it snows this much in Raleigh, North Carolina. Janet had just received Knightley a few months earlier, so a session in the snow was a must!
Knightley is a Pekingese mix and a rescued dog from a family that could no longer care for him!”
About Tigerlily Photography: Based in Raleigh, North Carolina specializes in newborn, family, and wedding photography. She also offers a unique photography session for girls –The Princess Experience.
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My dogs are some of my best friends. As their pet parent, I show my love by making choices with their best interest at heart. I want them to be safe and happy. Since we live in one of the snowiest cities in the United States, Theo wears a coat on the coldest and snowiest days. Thanks to Alice G Patterson Photography for taking these photos of Theo right before our big snow storm!
We had fun getting these shots of Theo twinning.
Theo has been practicing his serious face, but his wagging tail gives him away every time!
I take him to the vet for regular check-ups and keep him up to date on his shots. If he has a medical issue, I ask my vet lots of questions. Because Theo is an important member of my family, I want the best for him.
When it comes to choosing food for Theo, I am happy with Natural Balance® Limited Ingredient Diet. You can try it risk-free thanks to the Buy With Confidence Guarantee. Although my dogs love the sweet potato and fish formula, if your dog doesn’t, you can return the dog food for a refund.
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Theo loves lots of things, cuddling, playing tug, going on walks, but especially dinner!
What are some of the ways you show your dog love?
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About Alice G Patterson Photography: Based in Syracuse, New York, Alice is an avid dog lover and specializes in dog portraits and product and portraits for small businesses.
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Love is in the air! I’ve seen a few dog pawties before, but nothing quite like this! Photographer Mandy Whitley collaborated with some other talented Nashville wedding vendors and threw a fabulous party. Details set the mood for a party, and these details are incredible! Everyone knows that the most important item is the guest list. The party goers included over thirty Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and their people! Some of the dogs wore formal wear, others went with a simple collar, but all are adorable!
From Mandy: “The pawty was a huge success, we hosted 30 adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and their owners.
The group we planned the pawty for is the Nashville Cavaliers a group of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and their people.
We called it a Caventine’s Day Pawty – complete with doggie and human treats, a kissing booth, a heart shaped water bowl station, a selfie station and lots of lots of fun!
I thought these beautiful heart shaped cakes would be for humans, but I was mistaken!
I might be a little jealous that those cakes are probably cuter than anything I’ve ever eaten or given to my (human) kids.
You probably feel the same way as me about puppy mills, (I hate them!) So you will be glad to know that the Nashville Cavaliers actively educates people about puppy mills and helps rescue and rehome Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
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If you missed yesterday’s post starring Olive, you owe yourself a visit to that page. You won’t regret it.
I was inspired to try my hand at baking dog treats when I came across this simple recipe for human cookies. When I heard that my sister, Alice Patterson, was going to be photographing her long time client, Annie Taylor’s new puppy, it seemed like the perfect time to start baking!
These banana beet dog treats are pretty easy to make and all of our taste testers (6 dogs so far) think they are delicious!
Banana Beet Dog Treats
3 TBSP water
1 small beet (steamed or roasted)
2 cups oat flour
Directions: You will be making two batches of dough.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mash banana with 1 TBSP water in a medium sized bowl.
Next, add one cup of flour, and mix well.
Roll to desired thickness ~1/4 inch
Combine beet with 2 TBSP water in a blender. Liquify. Add more water if needed.
In a mixing bowl add one cup of flour to beet mixture. Combine thoroughly. Roll to 1/4 inch thickness. (If the dough is too sticky, add more flour.)
Place one dough on top of the other and cut with a cookie cutter.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
Serve to the best dogs you know!
Do you bake treats for your dogs?
About Alice G Patterson Photography: Based in Syracuse, New York, Alice is a lifestyle photographer. She specializes in senior portraits, dog photography, as well as portraits and product photography for small businesses.
Designer Annie Taylor is a long time rescue advocate. All of her dogs have been rescues. One of the Christmas traditions in Annie’s family is visiting the local rescue to deliver items on the wish list.
After losing their senior dog, Satchel, last fall, Annie and her family began visiting Helping Hounds weekly to get their “doggy fix.” They have another senior dog, Zuzu, and were NOT looking to get another dog, much less a puppy. And then they saw Olive and it was Puppy Love! At first, I was going to call Olive a heartbreaker, but then I realized she’s actually mending the hearts of Satchel’s family. Thanks to Alice G Patterson Photography for these great photos of Olive.
Olive is about 12 weeks old and was born in Alabama, but thanks to a wonderful rescue transport, she came to Central New York. Olive is one of ten puppies from the same litter. I think they all have homes now, but there are more puppies in shelters everywhere!
On the day they met and adopted Olive, Annie’s son, Lincoln said, “This is the best day of my life!” I am pretty sure it is also the best day of Olive’s life.
She has a hairline fracture in her leg, but it is mending quickly. Olive is very nimble and has no trouble getting around.
Check back tomorrow to see what is in the box!
While Olive is not a replacement for Satchel, she has brought a lot of joy to her family. Olive is loved for being her cute, wriggly, sweet self.
You can see more of Alice’s photos by following Alice G Patterson on Instagram.
About Alice G Patterson Photography: Based in Central New York, Alice is a lifestyle photographer offering custom product, portrait, and dog photography.