*This was originally posted in June 2012 on my original SnifferKiss page which has now merged here*
I started a new job about 8 months ago and it didn’t take long to realize that I was in good company- a vast majority of my colleague’s are major dog lovers which is definitely one of my favourite things about working there. As you might expect it takes time to get to know people in any new situation- but at a job where you’re the new kid on the block with people who have known one another for years….suffice to say I kept quiet for a few months and just observed waiting for my opportunities to find common threads and interests to link me to my new friends. With some it was music, or travel with a lot of others it was all things dog. All but one that is…I was warned one day quietly but firmly to be aware that one of our girls had recently lost her dog tragically and that while she was handling it with a stiff upper lip I should be respectful of this. I didn’t know her very well at the time but my heart ached for her loss and every time a dog was near I watched for her reaction. She lit up in their presence every single time and so when she announced the new addition to her family a month ago I was overjoyed for her. I knew we had to get out and get some shots while her pup was still tiny and new!
We had a fantastic walk on a beach that was new to me (yay for new places to explore) and up into a beautiful field full of bright green grass and lots of pretty flowers…and pollen! We were all a little itchy eyed after the shoot but it was well worth it. We got some shots of Maple that I hope will be cherished for a lifetime. A little maple sugar to sweeten their every day. May they have a long life together.