I am sure you know that a Puggle is a mix between Beagle and Pug dog breeds. If you google their breed they are fairly popular, thanks to his personality and cute looks ( I mean seriously look at that cute mug). They are great with kids and other dogs, and can make a great family companion, BUT they may enjoy barking ( bit too much ) and possibly too intelligent which may lead to being stubborn to train. But if you are up for the challenge, they are absolutely amazing. I wanted to find out more about Milo so I had a few question for his mom Michelle.
Question: How old is Milo, and do you know his birth date?
Milo’s Mum: We have had Milo since he was 3 months old. We got him from a Breeder in 2006, so he is going to be 14 in November
Question: Is Milo your only fur baby?
Milo’s Mum: Milo is the grumpy old man but we also have 2 British Shorthair cats that just adore snuggling him and torment him equally.
Question: What is your favorite thing to do with your pet(s)?
Milo’s Mum: Milo loves his hikes, so we take him out whenever we can. I did mention he is 14 right??
Question: What is that one thing your dog does that will ALWAYS make you smile, or brighten your day.
Milo’s Mum: He often gets a wall-eyed pug look expression on his face that makes us laugh. Or his lips get stuck on his gums I think they call that look the ‘snaggletooth’ it is hilarious.
Question: If you could share your experience working with Kim.
Michelle: ‘Kim has a great love for animals. She takes care and detail in her work and creates the most stunning animal wall art!’
Awe thank you Michelle, it was amazing to work with you.
Meet Lewis, our heroic Great Dane! You MAY recognize him from Check TV’s news article. Lewis was the puppy that played a role in finding the escaped inmates in Esquimalt.
So onto more about Lewis, he attended the Fund Raiser in Shawnigan Lake in November, and I was thrilled to have a big guy to work with, as you know I love Danes, they have such goofy energy, they are such great cuddlers. Anyhow I wanted to touch base with Trish, Lewis’ fur mum to get more about their relationship and how fame has changed him (spoiler alert - it hasn’t phased him in the least).
Question: Other than nabbing escaped inmates, what do you and this big cuddle bug love to do in your down time?
Mum Says: Lewis just loves walks and it goes without saying he just ADORES lounging on the couch. He is an adventure dog and travels with us alot in our motor home. Frankly as long as he is with us (his humans) he is the most happy.
Question: Who are the members of your fur family and tell me a quick fact about each one.
Mum Says: We are a small family unit of 3 and the occasional visit from our son _ who he just loves as well.
Fun fact, Lewis has his minute of fame, as his size and good looks caught the attention of 2 escaped convicts. When they commented on how big Lewis was, my husband realized who they were and called 911. Keeping a distance, he followed until Vic PD came and arrested them.
Question: I know this was a limited edition session, and quick however, what was your favorite parts of your session.
Mum Says: The photo session was awesome! We had a very warm welcome, and felt comfortable right away. Lewis was treated like a star, getting treats and water and so much attention, I think it started going to his head.
Question: What props/toys did you bring and why?
Mum Says: I didn't think to bring props, but it’s a must for our next session. Since it was a bit Christmas themed it was really cute to see all the other dogs with Christmas collars and would be a perfect gift. PS. Your squeaky toy was great for getting Lewis' attention for the perfect shot!
Question: What are some words of wisdom you have for other families preparing for a session?
Mum Says: Squeaky toys are a must! And although Lewis loved the treats, I would hold off until the end of the session as a reward.
Boy, can he drool!
(Very good point!)
Question: Were you worried about any parts of the session beforehand? If so, what were the worries?
Mum Says: No, I wasn't really worried about the session, and the minute we got there, you made sure we felt comfortable. It was so fun!! You definitely have picked the right career! You can tell you love what you are doing and do it well!
(I really DO love working with them!)
On a side note, this beautiful boy is from a local breeder on the island named Jonnie Danes.
Kim is a pet and people photographer who likes to think of herself as someone who can give you the opportunity to time travel through portraits. The blogs are of sessions, tips, tricks, and behind the scene video's to get to know more about what she does and how.