Saturday, June 21, 2008

Seniors Are Sexy

Today I had a photo shoot scheduled for two of my favourite older dogs; Gus and Charissa. Gus and Charissa were both adopted through TDBCR and I have 'shot' Charissa before. Charissa was diagnosed with cancer a year or two ago, but she is the Timex of border collies - she takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'!

Gus and Charissa's owners say that G & C are like an old married couple that have nothing to say to one another anymore ... they live in harmony, but totally ignore each other. Ah, wedded bliss.

A couple of my favourites from today's session:

Miss Charissa, looking fabulous at, I think, 13 years old

Mr. Go Go Gadget Gus, who is maybe 9 or 10 years old but never.stops.running.

I will put more photos of this lovely old couple up on my flickr account later this week.


Mr. Woo wants you to know that sand tastes shitty.

Piper wants you to know that when Woo does this, it futhermuckin' hurts, and that's why she makes Mad Teeth (tm):

Tweed wants you to admire his super powerful physique

And this is a cute puppy ... because everyone likes a cute puppy!

Ha ha. Funny tongue.


Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Aww Gus and Charissa, it sounds like they make a great couple!

Poor Piper, but she does do those mad teeth extremely well! LOL

omgitsmadii said...

I absolutely love your blog! Your photos are super awesome!!

I am COMPLETELY addicted! Everytime I'm on the computer, I check back too check for updates and when there is none, I go back in time and read some of my old faves


b13 said...

You inspired me ;) Let me know what you think.

Holly said...

love the way Woo has his eyes all scrunched up in the mad teeth photo.

love your blog!

Jean said...

Awesome shots! I, too, am addicted to your blog......and to senior dogs (I share my home with three of them).

Tracy said...

I love that first photo of Charissa. She looks like a sweetheart.

Anonymous said...

Gotta love the handsome seniors. I liked the comment about them being like old maried couples!

Fantastic shot of Tweed's twisted tongue :) The dof and bokeh are glorious :)

Anonymous said...

HOW, tell me HOW, do you catch those moments?? I wait and wait for something to photograph where my fur baby is concerned and I either miss it by one click....or it's fuzzy as hell.

Anonymous said...

I have a large 12 year old - the senior years are such a gift.

Tweed looks fan-tabulous! Can I go on his diet and exercise regime? Oh wait...that would mean I would have to love to run. Forget it.

Brianna said...

First of all, I love this entry. Second, I showed my boyfriend this blog and told him that I wanted to start taking pictures of my dogs and he bought me a camera! It's a film camera though, so I need to get them developed still. But I'm really excited to share them!

The Border Collies said...

b13 - loves the shaking dog photos!! Aren't they fun to take?

dana - I am a photographer. I document almost everything in my life through the lens. I've been doing this for a long time and I have the gear to prove it!

brianna - congratulations on your new camera and interest in photography!

Everyone else - thank you for the kind words and comments. I am so glad you all like the blog!

Anonymous said...

Seniors may be sexy, but Tweed is a STUD MUFFIN.