Woody, the Yellow Labrador Retriever, and Whiskey, the Boxer/Black Cur mix, were front and center for their family portrait session with Nashville pet photographer Mandy Whitley. in College Grove, Tennessee.
From Mandy: “Woodrow ‘Woody’ Legend is a Labrador Retriever and is 12 years old. Faith and Robert were torn about getting a puppy but had the opportunity to do so when Faith’s friend’s dog had a litter. When Woody was just six weeks old, the couple met him, and both fell in love. When they came up with the name Woodrow, they agreed it fit perfectly because Robert was working in construction and a woodworker!
Woodrow loves being with his family, so he especially dislikes being left outside by himself. Even when he is in his backyard, he prefers Faith and Robert be with him. He has recently gotten into golf, fetching golf balls that Robert chips in the backyard. Woody really loves all balls and fetching them! He loves the water and swimming. His favorite activity when he was younger was to run when Robert would take the 4-wheeler out. He’s always up for a walk or hike and enjoys camping. He wants to be the center of attention and loves people. Faith loves that about him and about labs in general. Though Woody likes being around his family, he doesn’t want to do it in the car. He does not do well with long car rides, especially across the country.
Whiskey Lima is the couple’s second dog. She is about eight and a mixed breed of Boxer and Black Mouth Cur. She was named after the tail number on the helicopter Robert was flying, 913WL, using the phonetic alphabet. The name was perfect for her as her coloring is similar to Whiskey, and the W.L. matches Woody’s initials, so it just seemed meant to be. Faith and Robert felt they had to adopt her! (Whiskey was adopted from Heart of the Valley in Bozeman, MT).
Whiskey loves everything and is in some ways just the opposite of Woody. She enjoys being outdoors; she is always up for going outside and does not mind spending time alone in the backyard. Whiskey will stay out there laying in the sunshine or sitting in the rain. Also, unlike her brother, she does not like the water and isn’t willing to swim. She will just stand at the water’s edge and bark. However, she absolutely loves her toys; as soon as they get put away in her toy box, she will just drag them out again. And Whiskey can run like the wind blows, looking like a deer sometimes when she can just run free, bounding through fields.
Like Woody, she loves people and affection. She enjoys a good belly rub. Whiskey does not like any loud noises, especially fireworks, gunshots, and smoke detectors.
From Faith: “Woodrow has a sweet soul. He is such a lover and empath. Woody thinks he is people. He has a spark for life. He is resilient and tough as nails.
Whiskey is so appreciative of being a part of our family. We were her third home, and she loves being a part of our family and forever home. She just wants to be loved and to please you. Whiskey is protective, loyal, and a good listener. She is a good little dog, and we can’t imagine our life without her. Whiskey is very talkative and has the cutest little ‘howl.’ She is a talker!“
About Mandy Whitley Photography: Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Mandy specializes in photography for pets and their people. Be sure to check out some of Mandy’s other sessions, like Harry the Chinese Crested Mix.