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Category Archives: Pit bull project

Ashley and Calamity Jane :: Saving Grace Project

Consider this my version of a throwback Thursday… this is another of the sessions we did in conjunction with Saving Grace Pitbull Rescue a few years ago.  All the volunteers I worked with were great, and every time I look at one of these galleries I think “no THIS one is my favorite.”  But this one really does rank up there.  I just love a strong willed dog, and Calamity Jane definitely fits the bill.

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Ashley is a runner and she chose Calamity as her rescue dog for this project because she liked to take Calamity Jane running with her to burn off some of her energy and she wanted that to come across in their session.

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Bobby & Yoda :: Saving Grace Pitbull Rescue

Its been so very long since I’ve done any actual photography.  And I miss it.  So I’ve emailed some local rescues to see if they are interested in a volunteer photographer.   And I’m going to finally get around to blogging some of the many sessions that never made it online previously.  Starting with Bobby and Yoda… blog1

Bobby and Yoda was another session we did for the Saving Grace Pitbull Project.  Bobby is a volunteer and Yoda was one of the adoptable pups that got her own session for the art show.  Each volunteer got to pick which dog they wanted to bring out, and its easy to see why Bobby chose Yoda.  The two of them clearly have a special relationship.

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Saving Grace Project :: Lauren and Sally

Lauren is a fellow pharmacist, and one of the amazing gals behind the scenes at Saving Grace.   She brought Sally out and we enjoyed some late afternoon sunshine while Sally got to stretch her legs and spend some quality time outside the kennel.

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Mandy and Porter :: Saving Grace Project

I have to say, Saving Grace has some of the most awesome volunteers I have ever met.  They work so hard to help the dogs out there, and they have all happily allowed me to drag them all over Lubbock without even complaining when we end up in some mildly sketchy locales.  Plus, how do you not love someone who names their dog after beer?!

Porter is one of the lucky dogs that has found his forever home with one of the super awesome volunteers.  Seriously, how cute are they??

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Naomi and Gimp :: Saving Grace Project

When we first started putting this project together, Naomi and Gimp were one of the first pit bull families that was mentioned as needing a photo shoot.  Naomi saw Gimp on Petfinder and talked her mom into going out to Saving Grace to visit her and from what I hear, it was love at first sight.  I asked her if she had to work hard to convince her mom to adopt a pit bull, but she said her mom was pretty open to the idea (if only more folks were like that!!)

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So why the name Gimp?  Because Gimp has a minor mobility problem.  One back leg doesn’t have a foot at all, and the other is sort of incomplete… Still, she gets along without too much trouble.

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And while she’s not to crazy about the camera, its pretty obvious that she’s madly in love with Naomi and her little sister.  And I’m fairly certain the feeling is mutual.

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Karen and Max :: Saving Grace Project

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some awesome pitties in this project, and Max is no exception.  Like Quasi, Max is also getting on in years and would love someplace where he can relax and live out the rest of his life in leisure.

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Mallory and Quasi :: Saving Grace Project

Mallory is an awesome painter and a volunteer at Saving Grace Pit Bull Rescue.  We have teamed up for a personal project and I am so excited that Mallory (who is bee-yo-tiful) could be my first model.  She picked Quasi (short for Quasimodo) because she is so incredibly sweet and gentle.  Unfortunately, she has a facial deformity which means she isn’t the most visually appealing and so she continues to be passed over by potential adopters.  She is closing in on ten years old, and has spent more than 4 years living at the rescue where she gets loved on by all the volunteers (but its not the same as a real home).

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This next serious CRACKS me up.  Quasi was not interested in food, or toys, or squeaky noises.  The only thing that could capture her attention was my dying cat meows.  Obviously it was cracking Mallory up too.

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