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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

what got buried | burlington pet photographer

Despite my intentions of having this feature be monthly, I only just realized that I totally missed posting for April and May ... oops. But I have been posting regular updates over on the Happy Tails Facebook page, so if you really want to be in the loop when it comes to all the latest news and nonsense, head over there! The good news is I have lots of cute faces to share in this edition of What Got Buried.

Let's pick things up way back on Mother's Day. I spent part of my weekend at the Burlington Humane Society and met this brand new mama and her litter of day-old kittens. They were in very capable and caring hands — the volunteers at BHS are awesome.
mother cat and kitten
Speaking of BHS, over the past few months I have met some of the most adorable, playful and sweet adoptables. Here are just a few of the faces that I've photographed, and I'm happy to report that most of them have found homes!

Gizmo and his ears weren't waiting for long ... how could you resist this face?
puppy
Puppy
Puppy
Dog
Fat cat
Sid chose the upside-down route when it came to his glamour photo — it must have worked because he was adopted a short time later!
Upside down cat
kitten
 And look at Sunshine's perfect pink nose!
fluffy cat
And how could you resist not taking this pair home? Especially with names like this!
Two kittens
And then there's Ben. Gosh he just won my heart over the minute I met him. I wanted to take this boy home with me — I would take all the animals home, but this guy just had me at hello. Who knows what will happen if he's still there when I go back ...
cute puppy
And finally Marilyn, who has been waiting patiently at the shelter for a year. I'm not sure why this beauty hasn't been taken home yet. She would do well in a home with adults and no other cats. She is a lovely little diva just like her namesake — she even has a Marilyn Monroe mole!
black and white cat
On the home front, Chloe went to the groomer's for her annual spring clean-up. Here's a before and after. I love how she comes home all fuzzy and smelling good! It lasts about a day.
dog haircut before and after
And here she is just looking cute. Aw, Chloe.
golden retriever dog
I also had the chance to meet Scruffy the cat. At 20 years old, he was the oldest cat I've ever met and a really lovely old soul. Sadly, his mom Amanda called me to book a Celebration Session — these are special sessions I offer for elderly or terminally ill pets. He was suffering from cancer and was on some heavy medication. I ended up photographing him a week early — Amanda called to tell me he had taken a turn for the worse and I went to her house that day. Two days later Scruffy passed away peacefully with Amanda by his side. I'll be blogging this session soon — after two decades together, this relationship was really touching. And it speaks so much to the importance of pet photography and documenting such an important bond.
woman and cat
Other recent happenings include my first ever vendor booth, memorable pet photography sessions with blind golden retriever Smiley and two awesome weims, and a blog feature on Hair of the Dog. I think that sums it up for now! 

Wags,
Stacey





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At June 27, 2012 at 12:41 PM , Anonymous Lucy said...

Great blog entry Stacey! It's really great how you showcase all the pets up for adoption :)

 

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