Usually I post my pet photos on the you had me at woof photography® blog. Today I felt like giving this blog some attention and showcase some of the pooches that showed up for the last First Wednesday event in downtown Pleasanton. The theme for August First Wednesday is always the Dog Days Of Summer and there is an annual pooch parade. Some like to dress up the dogs because they have prizes for the best costumes. It’s like the Bay to Breakers for dogs except these dogs aren’t canine centipede teams (as far as I know) nor are they trotting down Main Street with a tiki bar or kegger on their backs. Instead of normally displaying my work in my tent, I chose to photograph dogs. Here are some that came by to visit and indulge.
First off, we have Maybelle. She’s one of the cutest Pugs I have photographed and graced Diablo Magazine last year in their pet issue. Looks like she has been eating some bon bons since I last saw her. You and me both, sista. We need to high tail it to the gym. I don’t think she won the costume contest. The skinny girls always beat out us curvy girls.
Then of course, there was the Aussie, Ginger. Apparently her owner claims she knows my name. When she says “Pam Biasotti” Ginger does this thing with her head and curls her lip like Elvis. Then she smiles and says “hi”. I have heard this on the phone, it’s true. It’s a breathy “hi.” She can also say “I love you”. Why they haven’t gone to David Letterman for stupid pet tricks is a mystery to me.
Zoe. A yellow Labrador. We managed to get many smiles, many looks.
This one is just like the portraits you see college seniors pose for in the late 70′s, early 80′s. There are probably chain studios that still offer this kind of pose for women. Won’t name any names but their initials start with O and end with M. Just sayin’.
Which brings me to these two. I told them my Bulldog Shih Tzu joke which cracked up some Pugs and some Boxers in the past, but these two German Shepherds didn’t GET IT. Maybe it’s a language thing. Look at their reaction to the joke
So, I started talking about Hogan’s Heroes and they relaxed right up. Total icebreaker.
Finally, going to show you a lovely Pit mix who had a marvelous time with me. Don’t judge a Pit by it’s cover. They can be delightful dogs.
Next First Wednesday is Wednesday, September 1. I will see you there. I won’t have my camera with me, but I will still make your dog glad she came by to see me.