November 4, 2013

Fall Photo Fun!

Lexi, Nitro, Tallulah, Bailey, and I are excited to participate in this weeks Saturday Pet Blogger Hop. Special thanks goes out to our Pet Blog Hop hosts, Life With DogsTwo Little Cavaliers, and Confessions of the Plume! If you would like to read some entertaining pet blogger posts in the Saturday Pet Blogger Hop, just click on one of the host links above or click on the purple Pet Blogger Hop button on the right side of our homepage.

Over the last couple of weeks I have tried to get some fall photos of my dogs and some of my friends and their dogs before the colors are gone. Well now the Fall colors are fading fast so I am so glad I took the time to have some fun with my camera.

Here are just a few of my Fall photos!

 According to my dog Lexi, Fall totally ROCKS!

 Tallulah loves her front field and she loves to run loose. Such a good dog! 

 My sweet Tallulah and her ball. She loves her ball..ball...ball...ball... Did I mention she loves her ball?

 My sweet Nitro posing for another fall photo. 

Can't forget this fall photo of my horse Montana. The sun was setting and the lighting was perfect!

Our friend Sharon stopped in with her husband Ben and their wonderful dog Oliver. Bud, Nitro and Oliver had a ball playing and chasing each other. 

Oliver and Bud taking a break. 

My handsome dog Nitro...such a poser!

Four out of five of my dogs playing in their very own dog park here on Bluebird Farm. 

Fun photo shoot with the Custer Family and their dogs.

 This was the first time their big Great Dane had ever seen a horse!

My friend Rebecca came out with her beautiful family and her dogs and we had some fun taking some Fall Family photos for their family.

Deaf Rescue Dog Ali'itoa

I have been working with a deaf rescue dog down at Angels of Assisi Rescue named Ali'itoa. I taught him how to loose leash walk, sit and wait. The wait sign is very important to teach a deaf dog because it teaches them when the see the "wait" sign to freeze. This command keeps them from rushing out the door or into traffic. It also keeps them from moving when I am trying to get a good head shot. This is only his third day knowing the "wait" sign and he was so awesome!

My handsome deaf dog Bud!

 More photos of Ali'itoa

 This little sweetie is up for adoption at Angels of Assisi Rescue here in Roanoke, VA. Check the pup out, he/she smiled when I pointed the camera at him.

 Nitro downtown sporting his Ella's collar and lead!

This is my favorite fall photo of Nitro. It was taken last year but I love it so I am sharing it again! We did not have the bright fall colors this year like we did last year.

Handsome Bud. He has really filled out. The first six month here on the farm he was very skinny and he was a very picky eater. Now we crock pot chicken and veggies for our dogs and they have all filled out nicely. 

On to the cold weather. I hope you enjoy our fall photos! 

October 18, 2013

Shutter Huggers

I saw a cool product on the Ellen Show called the Shutter Hugger so I ordered one to try it out on my camera while photographing my dogs. I highly recommend this product because as you can see from the photos below it totally captured (my hard to capture) my dog's attention. These cool little camera creatures only cost between 15.99 and 19.99!

I could tell both my little dog Tallulah and my white boxer Bud would love to eat my bunny Shutter Hugger so it is very important for me to take it off the camera lens and put it away that is if I ever want the bunny around to shoot photos on another day.

Usually I can never get Bud to look directly at the camera!

                                     See how focused he is on my Bunny Shutter Hugger?

        I think this is the first time I have ever gotten my dog Bailey to look up at me while photographing her!

 Check out my little dog Tallulah. She wanted to eat that bunny! She was very focused!

                                                                     Two peas and a pod!

                                      Such a happy little girl Miss Tallulah is in this photo!

                        I love this shot of Lexi because you can see my reflection in her pretty eyes!

Such a pretty girl. Lexi is now 13 years old! 

                                     Lexi looks like a puppy in this photo! Such a good girl.

                                                               My little love bug Tallulah!

                                                                             Silly GOOSE!

 This is a funny photo because Nitro was shaking his head and he looks like a Monster in this photo! LOL!

                                    I can't believe how green the grass is for late October!

                                                               Bud loves to eat grass!

                                                                       Great Fall shot!

                                               My big model boy Nitro. What a hunk!

              Bud wasn't sure about the Pumpkin at first. He barked at it for the first five minutes or so.

According to my dog Lexi, the Shutter Hugger TOTALLY ROCKS!  If you would like to try out a Shutter Hugger you can order one by clicking here. 

Happy Blogging! ~ Christina, Lexi, Tallulah, Nitro, Bailey and Bud