Regular longterm readers of my blog will remember Pearl, Karen's beautiful borzoi who passed away last February. I loved capturing her on film - so regal, so breathtakingly beautiful. Here's one of my favourite photos of her:
Well, Karen recently adopted two more borzoi. They came into one of my favourite rescues, Turtle Garden's Animal Rescue, located in northern British Columbia. Yvette, the tireless owner of Turtle Gardens, wanted a borzoi-savvy home for these two girls who are believed to be a little over six months old. And who better than Karen? Karen has had a number of borzois over the years and is a huge supporter of animal rescue - in fact, she has adopted numerous dogs from rescue, including some from Turtle Gardens. And, yes, this is the same Karen who has taken the SPCA monster pups off my hands pending their adoptions (two have now gone out on foster-to-adopt, two others are spoken for, six are still looking for homes).
And that's where this story comes together - the passel of pups and the beautiful borzois. Because the borzois love the pups. And what a photo-op that makes! The day was bright sunlight on snow, and it was the middle of the afternoon, which made getting just the right frame in my digital camera a bit of a challenge, but even with my amateur hand, the results can't help but make you smile.
So...introducing Karen and Norm's newest family members, Ruby (with the darker face) and Amber - playing with Lucy's pups. Enjoy! (You can click on any photo to enlarge it, then use the back browser to return to the blog.)
Ruby and pup (1)
Ruby and pup (2)
Ruby and pup (3)
Ruby and puppies (1)
Ruby and puppies (2)
Ruby and puppies (3)
Ruby and puppies (4)
Ruby in black and white
Ruby portrait (1)
Ruby portrait (2)
Pups in sunlight
Ruby and Turtle Gardens' Alumnus Kabuki
Here's a short series I love - watch what happens as the pups clamber over the borzoi:Amber and Pups (1)
Amber and Pups (2)
Amber and Pups (3)
Amber and pups (4)
And some more of Amber with pups:
And two last shots, not of borzois or pups:
It was a wonderful afternoon at Karen's and Norm's. I look forward to taking many more photos of the borzois in the years to come.