Happy Labor Day!

Willy and his friends enjoyed a Picnic this Labor Day Weekend.

I decided to have a doggy picnic this weekend. Carly Sue, Willy and Sadie Rose were all decked out in their western style bibs. They didn’t know what was going on, but they knew treats were involved, so they were game for anything!

They had a great time, but I had a hard time getting good photos of the actual picnic. They were a tad excited about the PB&J sandwiches! I did get some awesome photos before the food frenzy began.

Willy knows the ropes and poses pretty good on cue. We are still working on the whole “watch me” command, but all in all he is a great model.

Sadie Rose started to get the hang of it once she realized that if she sat still and looked at me she got a treat.

She followed Willy’s lead very well, which made my job a lot easier. I am in a temporary foot boot (brace) and my ability to maneuver around is limited. It was very helpful to have Sadie and Willy sit so still for me. Carly Sue on the other hand …

Carly is only 4 months old, very busy and clueless when it comes to photo shoots, sitting still and looking at me. With her it was just a matter of snapping the camera like crazy hoping for the best. I was very happy with this photo of her.

Dog photography is an art. It is a challenge as well, and I am still learning. It helps when you have a great model, like my Willy the Kid. The more I work with him, the easier and better it gets. I hope you enjoy Willy’s life through the camera lens. Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day.

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National Watermelon Day 2017

Willy the Kid and his gang celebrated in style!.

Their celebration started off with a lively game of Watermelon Roll, which perhaps is a dogs version of  the Watermelon Crawl.  Rusty, Carly, Ammo and Willy had so much fun rolling the watermelon around the lawn. It was the “Best Day of Willy’s Life”, well until the next best day!

Willy’s son, Ammo, knew there just had to be something wonderful inside this big green ball.

Willy waited patiently for the special treat I promised him – the prize inside the big green ball.

I cut the watermelon up and let them enjoy the sweet deliciousness of this wonderful summer fruit. This was Willy (and his pals) very first time eating watermelon. They loved it!

Willy savored every bite of his piece of watermelon.  He took his time which is quite unusual for him. I think he liked his special surprise treat.

*** For my regular readers, yes, I did post this a few days early. But, I wanted to post it on the actual National Watermelon Day. Also, my husband and I are going on a trip this weekend and I will be on the road Sunday, my regular day. Until next time, enjoy all the things that only summer holds, like watermelon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daddy Daycare

Willy babysat his kiddos!

Because the puppies will be going to their new forever families soon, Willy spent some quality time with them. Jessica appreciated the break!

He is such an amazing daddy. He plays so gentle and really watches out for them. Even when they get rough with him, he is patient and gentle.

And they really love their daddy too!

What can I say, Willy is one special dog!

 

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Proud Daddy Dog

Willy thinks being a daddy is pretty special.

Willy is a first time daddy. I wasn’t sure how he would react to his little kiddos. But he handled it like everything else, with a great heart and sweet spirit. He was so ultra gentle. You can tell by his facial expressions how hard he was trying to be gentle. Just like human dad’s feel awkward holding a newborn baby for the first time, Willy was afraid to move at times, afraid he would step on one of his babies. Just too darn precious for words.

Of course, Momma Jessi was kept outside during this first time meeting because she is a tad protective. Willy was so gentle. At one point he even washed one of the puppy’s little butts. I didn’t get a photo of it, but trust me, it was precious.

Willy is by far one of the BEST dogs I have ever owned (or been owned by maybe?) I dearly love every one of my dogs. Each one holds a special place in my heart and our family, but Willy the Kid is one of those once in a lifetime dogs. I truly hope he passes that down to his sons and daughters.

For those of you contemplating getting a puppy and are not sure whether to get a male or not. Can I just say, it has been my experience, at least with Jack Russell Terriers, that males make the most loving companions. Just my thought on the matter.

If you are interested in getting one of Willy’s kiddos, or his friend Sadie’s,  go to our website goswickshortyjacks.com or click the page link on this blog – Our Jack Russell Terriers. Be sure to check the nursery for updated availability. All the information you need to know, including our contact info is on our website.

Until next time, make every moment count!

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First Time Daddy

It’s Quintuplets!

It’s official! Willy is a daddy. Miss Jessica gave birth to five healthy puppies May 26, 2017.

The day BEFORE the big day, our special order cookies arrived to celebrate the occasion. My niece makes the cookies, and they are DELISH, and hand decorates each one.  Then she packages them up beautifully. Let me just say that these cookies didn’t last very long here in the Goswick house!

Willy and Jessica each got to have a bite of cookie after the photo shoot.

The following day, Jessica went into labor and gave birth to five healthy, beautiful puppies – three boys and two girls. Two pups are tri-color like Jessica, two are black and white like Willy’s momma and grandma, and one special little fella is brown and white like Willy.

We had a big celebration here at the Goswick house, complete with cigars (fake of course!) Willy wasn’t all that impressed with the cigar.

Willy is very curious about these squirmy little balls of fur that make all kinds of fascinating noises. When Willy’s kiddos get a little bigger, Willy will meet them face to face. Until then, he gets to peek at them from a distance.

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