Dana contacted me with a request. She asked how I would feel about sneaking around with her to kidnap her boyfriend’s dog named Shotgun and get some pictures of him as a birthday/Christmas gift. I loved her thoughtfulness so much, that I had to say yes. I joined Dana at an empty house (her boyfriend was out for the rest of the day) and Shotgun, an eleven year-old sweetheart. I fell in love with Shotgun the minute I walked in the door and he greeted me with a lean. The rest of the shoot was filled with treats, a couple of dog kisses and some great sunshine.
I love his face so much. He is such a happy dog and it shows.
Dana shared lots of great stories about Shotgun getting into trouble. My favorite one was when he escaped from the backyard and headed up the street to the shopping center. They said he traveled up the escalator to the surrounding restaurants. People where petting on him and feeding him scraps when he was picked up by Dana’s boyfriend. So this next picture had to be included of him at the fence plotting his next great escape.
I learned a lot about Shotgun during our shoot. He loves to get his back scratched and will stand very still in the same place forever if you do so.
And after running around and making sure the yard was rid of squirrels, we headed inside to Shotgun’s favorite spot; the couch.
I don’t know why, but his surprised face in the next picture just makes me smile.
I have to say that I loved everything about this dog and his awesome personality right down to his paws. :)