Pet Photography - Black and white photographs

May 22, 2020  •  2 Comments

This week's pet photography theme is black and white - and most of the time when this kind of theme comes around, I'll look to my beautiful Abby who is a black and white dog and has no issue going along for a modeling job especially if there are any kind of food involved (she loves food, what can I say?).  This past week our dogs got to have some fun and run around - and well, be dogs.  A friend has a horse farm outside of the busy city and lots of fenced in areas to run.  And run they did....and when Abby found the little fishing pond, well I think she was thrilled.  A break from the Florida heat!  

What? No swimming?

Abby spent a good amount of the first hour sitting in the pond.  I did learn that she can hold her breath because she had a good portion of her face under water trying to figure out what the boys were catching (her first experience with fishing).

Abby cooling off in the waterAbby cooling off in the waterAbby is sitting in a small pond

Standing on shore

Ok, I'm out of the water now - did you want or need something?  The boys were very patient with her swimming around while they were fishing in a stocked pond.  And when they caught something - we had to keep Abby away from the catch!

All the girls....

Yes, the smaller sisters (our twins) were there, but they just got in the water enough to cool off.  Abby was all about running around this pond and then jumping in!

What's this? A horse you say?

It wasn't long before the dogs decided this place has more to offer than a pond.  Since these girls are a little smaller, it was easier for them to run under the gates that horses can't go under.  This particular horse is older and very gentle - no care in the world that the dogs were checking it out.  Notice that Ollie is big and brave on the opposite side of the fence from the horse.  Rue on the other hand has always been the one that has to get into everything and while I'm praying that the horse doesn't care - Rue walks right up to it.  The horse didn't care (apparently our friends knew this horse was no issue for the dogs or they would have been leashed).

small dogs meet horsesmall dogs meet horseSmall dogs meet horse in field

A hike at Little Manatee River State Park

All of us, dogs included (on leashes), went for a walk in the state park nearby and it was getting pretty warm by the end of the hour long trek to another pond for some fishing.  When we returned to the safety of the horse farm, the first thing Abby did? You guessed it - ran to the pond and sat down.

Happy Abby sitting in the waterHappy Abby sitting in the waterAbby hanging in the water in a small pond

So that was our little adventure this past week - two different trips to the horse farm to let the dogs have some fun and have a little social distancing with a few friends.  Eventually, slowly, the world will return to a new normal - but until then stay safe!

That's it for this week's pet photography blog.  For more pet photographers sharing their take on this theme, head over to visit Pawparazzi Pet and Animal Photography presented by Shae Pepper Photography.

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Angela Schneider(non-registered)
Aw, how lovely to see Abby just being Abby. We put them through so much as professional dog models, don't we?
Kelly Middlebrooks(non-registered)
Dogs plus water equals way too much fun! :)
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