So, what does Little Brody have in common with a crystal wine glass?
Our New York Design Office recently ran a Photo Contest for Pets. They were looking for images to potentially include in a Kids Line of Clothing for next year. Out of over 500 entries this little ham-bone won a Grand Prize.
The photo was taken the day I brought Brody home so he was only about 8 weeks old at the time. Yea Brody.
What do you do when you have a puppy and it’s the middle of April but it’s cold, windy and snowing outside.
You stick him in a box and take photographs of him.
My beloved Bailey loved going for walks in the woods and trails and he never really wanted those walks to end. Even as a youngster, he seemed to have a keen sense when the walk turned the corner and we were heading home. As soon as that would happen, he’d lay down, roll over on his back and stick his feet straight up in the air. In fact, pretty much anytime he didn’t want to do something he’d just resort to “The Tumble of Death” as his show of protest. It was a little annoying, but he was sooo darn cute, we pretty much never corrected him with any sincerity. Well guess what ….
Leave home, fly 700 miles, new master, new house, new yard, new nanny. You’d think that would be enough change. But nooooo.
Little Beagle Brody, arrived in Chicago on 3/29/2011. As nervous as I was about flying a puppy he was undaunted by it all. Simply illustrated; I arrived at my SUV with travel crate and opened the door, he stepped out, wagged his tail, took a drink of water and walked into the bigger crate I’d brought along and started with playing with the toys.
The search for a new puppy has ended. After a couple of months searching for the right breeder, I’ve found the puppy I wanted. He’s from Lanbur Beagles in North Carolina. He will be here on March 29th. Let the adventure begin.
This photo, taken by Jon Woodring, the breeder shows the pup at 5 weeks old.
I’ve never bought a dog, site unseen before and while I have some trepidation I’ve spent hours talking and communicating with Jon over the last several weeks. I feel very good about him. He is also known in the Show Beagle community and from I’ve seen has a good reputation. As it relates to the pup, he has been gracious enough to send me videos and photos to aide in selection. Besides, they don’t really make an ugly beagle, so that’s not much of a gamble.
One of my goals is to chronicle the adventures my new pup and I experience. Don’t know what the means exactly, but I’ve been referring to him as my Photographer’s Assistant. More likely, he’ll be the Model in most of the adventure’s.
Began my search for a Beagle in earnest today with an 800+ mile round trip to the greater Minneapolis area to visit Woodland Beagles. Though I just met Stacy I sense they are nice folks. She’s got a full operation running with a nice variety of beagles. All of whom have sweet temperaments. But then, what beagle doesn’t. The liter I went to see isn’t even 4 weeks old yet, so personalities haven’t sprung out yet, but let me tell you, cuteness was in abundance.
My closest companion and loyal fan, passed away on 10-28-2010.
Someday, I will find a way to describe how the love of a pet, while different than the love of parents and family and friends runs just as deep. Continue reading