Saturday, October 9, 2010

Happy 7th Birthday Sparkle!

Happy 7th Birthday Gorgeous!

I have mentioned in past postings how I have a difficult time taking my photos because of Sparkle getting in the way. Well, Shanna told me that I should blog photos of her getting in my way. The only difficult part is that I automatically shoe her out of my way before thinking of taking a picture of her.

Well, I finally didn't this time. I shot some photos of her before shoeing her out of the way. This is what I always go through when shooting my photos in the backyard and I thought her birthday would be the perfect day to post them.

She can be any where in the house, but she is normally at my feet or at least in the same room with me at all times. One of her nicknames that I have for her is "Gorgeous", but we do refer to her a lot as "Mommy's Shadow".

I will pick up my card or calendar page and my camera and head out to the yard. Within seconds she is right beside me. I normally photograph my cards on my 8 foot long patio stairs. The first & second photo show you what she does to me. I will be lining up the card in my view finder and then all of a sudden there is a pug nose at the top of my photo.

The reason why I pointed out the size of my stairs is because she could be any where on the stairs, but she insists on being on the one step right above where I am shooting my cards.

For my calendar pages, I normally lay them out on the lawn. She thinks that means it is time to play and she always runs across my page in hopes that I will chase her.

The 3rd photo of her is when I am taking a bunch of photos. She finally gets bored waiting for me to finish and lies down right above my card or project and rests until I am done. This photo was taken when I was shooting all the pages of Stephanie's Bridal Shower Album that we made for her.

I looked up from the pages that I was shooting and there was Sparkle right in my face, she made me laugh because I had forgotten that she was even there and she looked so damn cute!

So, all in all, at times it may be annoying to have my "Shadow" by my side every minute of the day, but I wouldn't have it any other way.


  1. Awww, so sweet! Maybe she planned it that way!! She now has her 15 minutes of fame!!

  2. Sooo cute! Chelsea, Zach and I were just checking out your pics of Sparkle...we all think she is too cute! Chelsea said...she didn't actually make a card for the dog, did she?

  3. Happy Birthday Sparkle! Great shots, glad Sparkle got her time in the spotlight!
    Shanna :)

  4. What a gorgeous dog! Maybe you would want to put up a party for her on her next birthday. Invite your friends with their pets also and for party receptions, inquire at some tent rentals. San Francisco has also great places to celebrate birthdays for you and your pet.