December 09, 2015

Santa Freaks Dogs Out...

Last Saturday I had the pleasure to be the photographer (and I use that term very, very loosely) at Petco for pictures with Santa.

The first thing I learned is that my dogs aren't the only ones who see Santa and freak out!  About half of the dogs that came in had some sort of reaction to our Santa.  It ranged from suspicion to intimidation to anxiety to one who had a fairly aggressive reaction.  Santa did, in fact, get bit once.  Thankfully, it didn't break the skin.

Beyond that, my biggest hurdle was getting the parents to stand behind me to get the pups to look in my direction.  Dogs take direction better than people... Despite that, I did get a few pictures that I was pretty happy with.

Here are a few of my favorites!

Two of the sweetest pups, ever!

She promptly took a nap after this picture...

Yes, this little one does have a mohawk with vegetable-based dye!

This sweet boy is SEVENTEEN years old!  I may have teared up while talking to his family about how special he is to them. 


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  1. Pip LOVED to have his picture taken with Santa, but Ruby is a bit scared still. Maybe next year.

  2. Aaaaawwwwwwww......What wonderful shots!! Dory loves visiting Santa, but the rest of the pack would rather stay home :-).

  3. Aww, so sweet! My sister used to work for the humane society here so I "assisted" her with Santa pictures a long time ago and it was so fun. Great shots!

  4. Awww!! This is so sweet!! I bet Sage would LOVE Santa! She loves everyone!

  5. Oh my gosh, I adore Golden Retrievers. That first picture is so precious!

    And seventeen?? That's amazing!!

  6. Ah this is so cute and i love the pictures! I have a dog (a maltezer lion) and she is my best friend and very special to me! <3

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