30 December 2013

Coullah show her goofy (and snowy) side

She's usually always so serious!!  It's always great to catch Coullah playing - and there's no better place than in the snow.  Who says animals don't feel joy???

"for my next trick, I'm going to balance this snow on my nose...."

"Shhh... I'm concentrating..."

29 December 2013

Dogs and props...I give up!

Yesterday I posted a lovely Christmas photo of Coullah and Zoë.  All nicely posed, so perfect, right?  Well I attempted to take some photos of the girls using a couple of festive props at home before that shoot. Perhaps those of you that have Blues already know this, but they don't really like 'accessories' so much... My idea was a good one... but my subjects clearly didn't invest in my vision!!

"Whatcha chewin on Zoë?....Sure looks tasty..."

One Blue out of two isn't so bad, is it?  Very photogenic Zoë!!

Typical! Coullah gives her best serious look and Zoë gives her big goofy grin

27 December 2013

A belated Merry Christmas!!

Hi everyone!

We had a very interesting Christmas season this year.  An ice storm hit our area very hard which resulted in our a dramatic change to our holiday plans - our power was out for 4 days!  FOUR DAYS!!!! 

Sadly, we lost a bunch of very large branches on some of our favourite shade trees. One tree in particular will have to be taken down in the Spring for sure.  At night it was so quiet, all you could hear was the crackling ice and the 'whoosh' of falling branches everywhere.  Thankfully, we have a couple of wood burning fireplaces that provided us with some heat. The inside temperature bottomed out at 43F (that's 6C!). No running water, no electricity, no phone, no internet, no cable.  The kicker is that our sump pump decided to quit right before the power went off - so we had a flooded basement to boot!  We bailed and bailed.  Large generators were sold out everywhere. We finally got our hands on one - the day the power came back on - December 24.  We are lucky as there are many closer to our little community that still are sitting in the dark.

Anyhow, this photo was *supposed* to be posted days ago... but, better late than never!

From our family to yours...
Merry Christmas and a very happy and New Year!!!

04 December 2013

The BPS Club has an Artist-in-Residence!!

Happy December everyone!

Thanks so much for your positive response to the 2014 BPS Calendar.  When we decided to do a calendar, we had no idea that it would become so popular!!  The pictures this year are wonderful - I think you'll all be very, very happy with the results.   Our cover boy this year is "Duke".  Duke resides in Burien Washington.  The photo used captures the beauty and playfulness of the BPS.  I'm sure you'll all agree. Sales are humming along quite nicely - thanks everyone for your continued support in the BPS Club of Canada!!

On another note, one thing you *might* not know is that the BPS Club has a resident artist!   Kim Ratigan is not only the 'mom' of two Blues: Suede and Dax, she is also a wonderful animal artist.    Please visit Kim at: Kim Ratigan Paintings and Portraits.  For the holiday season, Kim is currently working on custom Christmas ornament orders and is even hosting a 'Christmas Giveaway' right now.  Contact Kim if you are interested in a custom piece of your BPS.  Her attentiveness and passion for her craft are obvious!