There’s nothing like coming home to a wet, sloppy kiss. I’m talking about my dog, of course! She’s a 9.5lb Tibetan Spaniel named Treble (homophone intended). She’s getting old, but she still has a lot of spunk.
I got her 12 years ago, when she was only 2 months old, and I had just finished my first year of teaching. She’s been with me through so much – four different apartments and our current home, various roommates, and two little children who love to torment and tease, hug and pet her. She tolerates it all with class and with unfailing affection to me, my husband and all of my former roommates. So this post is a tribute to her and all of those other four-legged creatures that bring a smile to our faces everyday.
When I have photo shoots at people’s homes, I am always sure to take some portraits of the family pets as well. It’s very much like photographing children for me because their innocence and abundant personalities are so fun to capture. Here are just a few of the ones that I love.
He can say so much by saying nothing at all! Here’s another one who has a lot to say. This was just a split second expression, but Sadie seems to be showing how she feels about the new baby of the house…
That one actually makes me giggle. It’s like she’s saying “Is this for real?”
Poor little Jack is looking very uncomfortable, and for good reason judging by his cat’s expression! Don’t worry, no babies or animals were harmed in the making of this photo. We did have a good laugh about it, though!
I’m in NYC tonight, but I can’t wait to return home to Treble’s excited tail-wagging that is sure to greet me tomorrow evening. It wouldn’t be home without her!