Are you a sucker for a dog with a gorgeous brown coat & the deep, soulful eyes of a hound dog? Like I am? Well if so, you’ve come to the right place. Abby the hound dog mix has those characteristics, and with sweetness to spare!
Abby lives with her dad in North Park, and I have to admit, I’m kind of jealous of her life! She gets to spend plenty of time with her dad on a daisy basis, since he sometimes works from home – and when he works at the office she often gets to come too! Plus, her favorite treats are Greenies, which is a pretty awesome treat to have a constant supply of… this girl might just be a little bit spoiled. But that’s okay with me, haha – she & my Bailey have a lot in common! ;)
We started our photo session at the studio, which – as it turns out – now ranks pretty high on the list of places that Abby does NOT like! As soon as my lights started flashing, she decided that this wasn’t a game she wanted to play. And she’s a rescue dog, so who knows what kind of exposure she’s had in the past to lightning or flashing lights. So we quickly realized that Abby would prefer to fast-forward to the outdoors portion of our session – and that’s exactly what we did. We grabbed just a few portraits in the studio and hightailed it to the beach! And for whatever reason, things seemed to be working against us that day: we drove into Pacific Beach and saw nothing but clouds on the horizon. Totally gray skies and water… yuck! But we decided to wait it out (instead of rescheduling), in the hopes that the sky would clear up, and I’m so glad we did! I’m absolutely loving Abby’s portraits, even though our session definitely didn’t go “according to plan”, haha!
This is Abby’s sweet, pretty, hound dog face. I just love her rich brown eyes & flappy ears!
Abby loves the beach! Although I think she’d love anywhere with that much room to explore, run around, and chase the birds…
… and then sunset happened. And this is exactly why I was suddenly thankful for all those clouds.
Bill, I had a great time with you & Abby! Thank you for being such a good sport! :) I’ll talk to you soon!