For anyone who knows me they would be wondering how on Earth I haven’t done a blog post about the love of my life. The one who tugs at my heart strings, the one who showers me with kisses and of course the one who wags his tail when he sees me coming. Yes, of course I’m talking about my best little furry buddy Bauer.
Editor’s note: to assure I’m not sleeping on the floor with Bauer, my wife is of course the love of my life.
Bauer is the most lovable yellow lab you could ever meet. As a puppy he was the cutest thing in the whole world, I guess we all think our pup is the cutest, but seriously look at him! In those days he would sleep for hours and in the strangest spots, I kinda miss those days. He went through this rock eating phase and his cat poop eating phase and eventually grew up to the occasional toilet paper eating phase.
He sits at the window for 10+ hours waiting for me to come home and when I do his tail wags a mile a minute which is often a hazard to anything at tail height, including drywall. If you’re having a bad day he will be there to nuzzle his way into a cuddle. And don’t you think about swearing around him, he will immediately give you a hug in case you’re upset. And of course like every good lab he’s a playful pup.
Coming up on five years old, he is definitely still a puppy at heart. Always looking to play, when going on walks he isn’t happy
unless he’s dirty or wet. Bauer is like a moth to a fire when it comes to water, whether it be a small little puddle or the cottage lake, he will find his way in. His day is always better when he finds himself a stick. And when it comes to sticks, the bigger the better. He’ll come out of the woods with a 7 foot log and trot all the way back with his head hel up proudly.
And with all the love and goofiness, Bauer has another side, a not so pleasant side. Before Bauer, I was not aware that dogs farted. Of course I knew that dogs occasionally smelled bad, but never did I hear a loud room clearing fart. Occasionally he wakes himself up from a nap after letting out a bit of gas, takes a few sniffs and back to sleep he goes. Oh and sneezing. Everyday. And he doesn’t politely cover his mouth either.
Then there are the sleeping arrangements, like all other dog parents, the dog will sleep on the bed. And like a good dog, Bauer takes his place at the foot of the bed as we drift off to sleep. At some point throughout the night however Bauer makes his way towards the top of the bed and tries to steal my pillow, depending on how tired I am I will either push him off or just let him be and move over. And Bauer has an interesting seven step morning routine…
Step 1: jump off bed
Step 2: shake
Step 3: run to the curtains and rub my body all over them
Step 4: sneeze
Step 5: stretch
Step 6: repeat steps 2-5
Step 7: stare at humans until they wake up
Once we’re up Bauer will usually go back to bed waiting for us to finish breakfast.Following this he will demand his walk. And
once you decide to acknowledge his demand for a walk by uttering the word “walk”, if you aren’t out the door in 20 seconds he will lose his mind and begin to serenade you with the song of his people
But even with all his crazy dog habits, I wouldn’t trade any of it for the world.
It’s been a crazy five years of wonderful memories. And as most pet owners who don’t have children can attest to, my phone is filled with nothing but dog pictures and videos. And of course, I like to show everyone the latest cutest picture. From the time he was a wee puppy to now in his middle aged years, The great thing about these smartphones is you always have a camera on hand to capture the moment. From the start with my low tech camera phone and now as my photography passion evolves I am able to take professional portraits of my favorite little furry buddy. It always warms my heart to go back and see how little and cute he was and see how he’s grown into such a handsome dog.
Our Pets Are Family
We all love our pets and treat them like family. As you’ve read this I’m sure you’re thinking of that weird furry creature that shares your home. And why not capture everything you love about them with a professional photography session that will create keepsakes that will last a lifetime.
I am pleased to announce that OneTwo Photography will be offering pet portraits to help you capture your best friend. Sessions will be approximately one hour in length and can be done with Fido in your home sitting proudly on their bed or in front of the fireplace. Or outside running through a field, in the woods, playing in the mud or out for a swim. Anything is possible and I’ll work with you to create a session that your pet will love! It doesn’t have to be a dog either, whether, a turtle, a hamster or a very well behaved cat. I will try to accommodate.
This includes a one-hour pet session, online gallery, social media edits and custom mobile app.
If you’ve made it this far… here’s a special treat!!!