Happy Tails: Bella

As much of the Northeast is covered in white stuff  and leaving the house is no easy task, I thought I’d share a perfect sunny day.   This gorgeous dog aptly named Bella was photographed by Kira DeDecker.  Her  colorful, vibrant  photography tempts me to move to Arizona every time I get tired of rain and  snow.

energetic-terrier-mixFrom Kira:  “Bella is the apple of her dad’s eye so for his birthday, Bella’s mom set up a surprise session  featuring his girl Bella to showcase her energy and vibrancy.  Bella is a rescue, so her exact age is unknown but she is estimated to be around eleven years old – something many find hard to believe it since she has the energy of a young puppy! “

senior-dog-acting-like-a-puppyStaffy-mix-blue-sky-"for-the-love-of-the-dog"beautiful-Bella-rescue-dogFrom Bella’s mom: Bella was our very first rescue.  We got her ten years ago this May from the Petfinder website.  We think she was about a year old or so when we got her.   I believe she has some Staffy in her but something else would explain why she is not so thick as a real Staffy.  She is a fabulously loyal best friend!  I foster a lot of dogs from various rescue groups and Bella is so patient and good with all of them!!  She has def earned the nickname Sweety Petey (after the Little Rascals Dog).  My most recent rescue, Mia, is all of five pounds and Bella is so gentle with her!   All three of our rescues have brought so much joy & laughter… our home would not be the same without them!”

sweet-staffy-mix-on-brick-patio"for-the-love-of-the-dog", Arizona-pet-photographysenior-spotted-staffy-and-womanhappy-tail, white-tipped-tailBella’s dad says that these photos were the best gift he ever received.  If you are at a loss for what to get your special someone for Valentine’s Day, I recommend a portrait session!  Most photographers offer gift certificates.

You can see more of Bella on Kira’s blog.

About Kira DeDecker Photography:  Based in Glendale, AZ, Kira is an on-location, natural light pet photographer specializing in one-of-a-kind fine art and modern portraits.  She works exclusively with dogs, cats and all other four legged creatures to create vibrant, quirky and soulful works of art.  In addition to her dog photography, she is also a regular contributor for a pet blog, Pawesome. She also volunteers photographing homeless pets for shelters like Potato Chips Pomeranian Rescue.  Kira lives with  her husband and three Pomeranians.  She is a member of HeARTs Speak.



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  • OMG I LOOOOVVVVEEEE this dog and these beautiful photographs!

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