While archiving some of my old Denali The Dog photos, I came across this out-take from a New Year’s inspired photo that I took in 2006 before I purchased my dynalites. I do remember having high aspirations to shoot something festive of Denali, but as usual he had other ideas. The photo never made it to print but with New Year’s in mind, I thought it would be fun to share with everyone. Thank you all for becoming a fan of my son, well…dog, Denali. We wish you all a very happy and safe New Year’s!
If Denali took an etiquette class, I’m not sure he’d pass. With the holiday season in full bloom, Denali and I invited some friends over for dinner. During the main course, Denali spent some quality alone time in the family room. After pouting loudly for our entire meal, we decided to invite Denali in for the dessert portion. When Denali entered the kitchen, he went directly over to the little boy and tried sweet talk his new friend into sharing some ice cream. The little guy listened to his mother and I and did not offer any to him. Denali is just unbelievable!! Have a fabulous day everyone!
Denali and I want to wish everyone a safe and Happy Holiday. I thought it would be fun to share one of Denali’s out-takes from his 2010 holiday photo. We worked on the photo in July with the temperature outside in the mid 90’s. I’m sure Denali was not too happy with me being covered up in the heavy winter clothes when he looked out the window, and saw the neighbor boy running through the sprinkler. Thank goodness for air conditioning! This is one of the many shots I have of Denali when he decided it was time for a nap. Once again, we wish you all Merry Merry and a Happy Happy and don’t drink too much egg nog!
In the winter time I love to bake in my kitchen and as usual, not too far away is my trusty assistant Denali. He enjoys standing next to the food watching it cool. When he was younger, I baked a dozen fresh blueberry muffins. I had them on the kitchen table cooling and made a quick trip to the store. When I returned, the blueberry muffins including the paper baking cups where no where to be found and Denali was laying on the floor next to the table pouting with his head on his paws. Well, he continues to this day to watch over the food, which is very thoughtful of him. On Sunday, I baked some mint double chocolate chip cookies. I looked over and standing in position next to the cookies was Denali!
At the end of the year, I take photos of family and friends for their holiday greetings. Earlier this week, two of our favorite little ladies came over for their “American Girl” theme photo. While I was setting up the lights, I looked over and they were all together, including Denali, on top of my cedar chest. The two girls were fussing over Denali, as he sat their proudly. I just love them all. Have a great weekend everyone!
Saturday I had an assignment in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan. To keep myself company, I brought along my trusty assistant Denali. After the shoot, we headed to the football stadium, better known as the Big House. Little to my knowledge, the Big House was having their “Big Chill.” What is the “Big Chill” you ask? Well, the University of Michigan made history this weekend and held a hockey game in their football stadium. So, amoungst the sell out crowd, Denali and I bravely wandered around the stadium. When I finally found a free spot next to the Big House, I put my scarf around Denali to keep him warm and had him pose for a photo. Have a great week everyone!
Daily, my dad and Denali go on walks. Every morning my dad rings me and ask when Denali will be available. Yesterday morning I was free, so instead of my dad ringing me, we showed up at my parents, picked up my dad, and off we went. When we got to the park, my dad asked where Denali’s boots were. I told him I forgot them. After a lecture from my father on how I need to take card of Denali’s feet, we hit the trails. (It’s amazing, it does not matter how old you are but your parents will always lecture you.) We hiked about 2.7 miles and Denali did great. I brought my camera and got a shot of him on the trail!
Denali and I want to thank everyone who came out and met us over the weekend. We both had a lot of fun. Denali loved running to the door every time it opened, hearing his name as fans walked in. Thankfully, his tail only knocked over 3 pieces of pottery that stayed intact as they hit the floor. But as soon as we got home, Denali marched over to his beddy, got into a comfortable position and took an afternoon siesta, which was well deserved. Have a great week everyone!
His name is Denali, he’s huggable and lovable. He would love to meet you and will be appearing (note, that sounds so official) Saturday December 4, at American Gallery from 11am to 1pm at 6600 Sylvania Ave in Sylvania, Ohio. Come out and purchase some holiday Denali cards, I’ll bring a few packs. This should be fun, but I’m a bit nervous. American Gallery is a local art gallery with many beautiful, one of a kind, fragile art pieces. I hope Denali remains calm and controls his tail while meeting all his fans. Have a fabulous holiday weekend, we hope to see you!