Pet Portraits – Tacoma Photographer

Well, I’m back! Though it has taken me 2 years and 4 months to post, I can assure you I haven’t just been sitting around. Since my last post I got married, adopted a dog, bought a house, had a baby (in that order) and celebrated that baby’s 1st birthday! All while fitting in portraits and weddings here and there. Though I have to admit that I’ve wanted to give you so many posts but every time I sat down at my computer to blog, I’ve had bloggers block… either that or distractions. But I’m happy to say that I will be making more posts in the coming months just to show you what I’ve been up to!

So what a better way to return to the blogosphere than with a post about pets! I’ve had the joy meeting so many people when I take their family portraits and it thrills me when they include their pets. Some are no longer with us either because of the shortness of their lives or they have found company of another family.

I’ll start by introducing you to Murphy, our dog. We adopted him from the Tacoma Humane Society in November 2011. He is a border collie/lab/husky mix which means a strong, herding, energetic retriever. He has heterochromia giving him one brown eye and one blue eye. Everyone always asks if he’s blind, but as far as we know he can see just fine. He loves long walks on the beach, tennis balls, peanut butter cookies and chasing cats. If he was a human, he would be like that guy from The Offspring’s “Pretty Fly for a White Guy” – he tries to be cool, but he’s not quite hip. When he got Murphy, he could sit, stay, lay down and shake. Now he can roll over, high 5 and back up. Joey (my husband) even taught him to recycle plastic bottles and cardboard!

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Introducing baby Scout, our daughter! Murphy and Scout are such good buddies already.

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This post is dedicated to Jessi and her dog Kip. Kip passed away a few months ago at the age of 7-years-old. Never have I seen such a bond between a person and their dog than with these two. We won’t understand the shortness of their lives all we can do is to take comfort when they are with us and treat them with as much respect as they are loyal to us.

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