Charity and I are SO excited to have been nominated again for Best Pet Photography in Western Washington!
We made it in the Top 5 last year and we’re hoping to do even better this year. In order to do that, we need a vote from all our fans…yep, we’re talking about you! 🙂
We’d love if you clicked the link above and took a minute to enter your info and cast a vote for PaddyWag Photography. There’s also a section where you can write a review for us and we welcome you to do so! Charity and I love reading all your comments!
…and it’ll be revealed on Monday!
Raise your hand if you’re excited!
Raising your ear works too. 🙂
Charity and I have been working hard to get everything together and prepped for the event. I wanted to give you a quick peek at the greeting cards we’ll be selling at our booth. I’m so excited about them!
We’ll also be selling some amazing photo packages (YAY FOR DEALS!), so I encourage ya’ll to come out and visit us on Saturday. We’ll be there from 10am to 3pm and would love to meet you and your pups!
I think we’ve made you wait long enough for our exciting news, so here it is:
PaddyWag was asked to participate in the first annual Go Dog, Go! Canine Festival!
Here’s a little blurb about the event:
The City of Kirkland in conjunction with Kirkland Off-leash Dog Group (K-Dog) and Washington Owners of Flying Disc Dogs (WOOFD2) is proud to announce the first annual Go Dog, Go! Canine Festival. This event will be held in Crestwoods Park in Kirkland on July 25, 2009. Area residents and their canine companions can come out to enjoy games and contests in addition to flyball demonstrations and the Cascade Classic Canine Disc Championship. This event is free to the public and the goal of all this fun is to raise funds to maintain the city’s dog waste clean-up stations, with the ultimate goal of creating an off leash park in Kirkland.
Charity and I are really excited to be part of this event! We’ll have a booth set up at the park, so please come by and say hello! We’ll be offering some fun products and even a discount or two on our portrait packages. We’re also sponsoring a dog and owner look-a-like contest at 11:00AM, so don’t forget to bring your pup along—we’ve got 3 fabulous prizes for the winners!
A friend recently gave me an excerpt from “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz and I wanted to share it with you all because I think it pertains to everyone and what they do in their lives:
Under any circumstance, always do your best, no more and no less. But keep in mind that your best is never going to be the same from one moment to the next. Everything is alive and changing all the time, so your best will sometimes be high quality, and other times it will not be as good. Your best will depend on whether you are feeling wonderful and happy, or upset, angry, or jealous.
Doing your best, you are going to live your life intensely. You are going to be productive, you are going to be good to yourself, because you will be giving yourself to your family, to your community, to everything. But it is the action that is going to make you feel happy. When you always do your best, you take action. Doing your best is taking the action because you love it, not because you’re expecting a reward. Most people do exactly the opposite: They only take action when they expect a reward, and they don’t enjoy the action. And that’s the reason why they don’t do their best.
This is Lola, a super sweet and loving shar pei that I photographed last week. Her rolls and wrinkles were just about the cutest thing ever! I wish I had brought my video camera because she did the funniest snort thing with her nose whenever she was excited. All of the excitement wore her out and I was able to get some really beautiful pictures of her sleeping by the fireplace before I left.
I hummed the song “Lola” throughout the entire photo session and now it’s stuck in my head again as I post these pics!