Author archives: hairypan

A Home For Shadow

It breaks my heart to think of senior dogs who've been abandoned by their people.  And it never fails to amaze me how forgiving and resilient they are, willing to love again so quickly when they're given a second chance.  For those of you who remember Sandy,  you'll know I got to experience first hand the joy an old dog can bring into your life.  And not jus[...]

Today he fell for the first time

Where I live the houses are close together, and there's only a chain wire fence in between my small yard and my neighbours.  I sometimes wonder if they can hear me talking to Henry and what they must think of the number of times a day I tell him I love him.  If I'm completely honest I also often wonder what HE thinks about the number of times a day I say it.[...]


When Larissa got in touch to book her session I knew it was going to be fun...we were talking about a 14 week old Daschund puppy called Kevin after all... but I had no idea just what a superstar this little pup would be! I squealed out loud when they arrived and Kevin came strutting across the carpark towards me. Then when he gave me the extremely advance[...]

Jime & Luna

This stunning girl is Luna. We met a couple of times to complete her session after our first attempt was rained out half way through. Luna is a shy girl who only has eyes for her Dad Jime. She looks to him for comfort and direction so it took a fair bit of roast chicken to encourage her to want to look at my camera. We started her session shooting from[...]

Cleo the Cuddly Cannonball

This is Cleo and her favourite person in the whole wide world, Sharon. Unfortunately  Sharon isn't Cleo's "mum" (though there is no question that she loves her as if she was).  Sharon is the wonderful woman who owns and runs Freedom Kennels, where Cleo has been patiently waiting for her forever family since late last year. In Sharon's words:   "Cle[...]