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The Dogs of Flying M

A couple weeks ago I headed down to California to photograph a botany retreat that my uncle has been going on for the last 31 years. You can read more about the “human” side of the trip here and from the air here, but I was pleasantly surprised with how many people brought along their dogs. Pippa, pictured first  below, was my favorite, but only because puppies are always my favorite. All the other dogs were just as friendly and funny, just not quite as squishable. Thanks again Bob and Ginny for having me!

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Pippa the Puppy

Last weekend I had an amazing opportunity to visit a huge private ranch just south of Modesto in California. For the last 31 years my uncle Bob has been taking a trip to Flying M Ranch to study vernal pools and hang out with fellow botanists. This year I got to tag along. As did Bob’s new puppy Pippa. Who immediately stole my heart. I had Border Collies growing up and getting to hang out with Pippa was one of many highlights on the trip. Here is a shot of Pippa. More to come of Pippa and lots of other dogs who were on the trip.

 

 

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Sadie at OnlyHuman :: Shop Dogs

If your going to live in a city named after a Queen you might as well have the current Queen’s favorite dog, right? It was a pleasure meeting Sadie, aka Ms. Shop Boss at OnlyHuman. I love her Cleopatra eyes and short little legs. She has such a great personality and we quickly became friends. The only downside of photographing a Corgi is that you literally have to lie on the floor to get down to their level. Something to keep in mind next time I meet one – don’t wear black pants.

Thank you Christina and Chris for letting me come by!

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jennifer armstrong - ooo… LOVE this session. So glad i dropped by. And yes, that blinker is divine.

Courtney - Aw! Somebody wants to play fetch! Great set Jesse!