But, there are a few things I'd like to mention in the grateful-thankful-blessed scheme of things, so I've set aside this week's blog to focus on them.
Grateful For Families
I can tell you that this boy loved loved loved his family and was so well trained it was a joy to work with him. Now if only the kids liked duck calls.
Thank you to all the beautiful families who trusted me to produce memories by the truckload this year!
Thankful For Good Outcomes
Since early June we have been dealing with senior dog and some horse health issues, and vet visits were plentiful over the course of the summer and into September for two of our dogs in particular. Both are 13 years old this year.
Thankfully, our group of great vets set protocols and testing that gave us insight into these issues, and helped us to decide on courses of action that ultimately led to success for all concerned.
At this writing, our Billie girl, has bounced back completely...(knock on something wooden). I chose her to be the model for my business holiday card this year, to celebrate the victory we've had over liver disease and IMHA.
I have been blessed this season to win several awards for my photography work. Most recently at Capture 2023, a Professional Photographers Association of Pennsylvania (PPAofPA) print competition held every Fall.
Our dog Talley is featured in the photo which won the Best Animal Portrait trophy. Talley will really do anything for food, and as she has been a part of my studio since she was three months old, she knows her way around lights and a set. Talley actually created this portrait herself...completely her idea.
I always feel very blessed for having this creative outlet to turn to in my life. It's given me an eye that doesn't miss much, and when it comes to life, we really don't want to miss anything.