In the fall of 2008, when I was visiting Ann and Mike, they just happened to have a litter of 5 week old puppies right near Halloween. Ann had this brilliant idea to do a Halloween themed photo shoot with the innocent little puppies so we set off to procure suitable props. After several long, migraine producing hours of driving in circles we returned armed with mini hay bales and a $14.00 plastic pumpkin.
Most of the puppies were less than impressed with the process (since they still could only see about 2' in front of their little faces and had no clue what Halloween was) but they still produced some pretty cute photos. One puppy however had already decided who his new owner was and pulled out all the stops; posing for this shot:
The other puppy shots were just as adorable but THEY weren't gazing lovingly at their new owner with melty eyes and focusing their will of Steel on being a police K9. I went home feebly insisting that I wasn't ready for another puppy yet and Ann, wise woman that she is, sent that pic along. Like I stood a chance....
So our annual tradition has always been to update the pumpkin photos:
Fall 2009: the goofy adolescent:
Fall 2010; the rookie police officer
Fall 2011: coming soon.............!