52 Weeks of Photos: Week 11; pit bulls, lunatics, and pheasants

So I realize this post is late, and part of me thinks I should feel horrible about this, but another part of me knew it would happen and I shouldn’t beat myself up due to the fact that it’s all about the journey here and I have sort of begun to create a good habit.  Right?  Anyway whether it’s proper to post or if I should just up and quit since this post should have been created saturday… here it is… nothing crazy but a good representation of my life as of late.




We had a slew of dogs go home after finishing up their training lately, and now we have another group in that will take their place. I really wish i had more time to photograph these dogs and share about them with you.  Would not only be a good documentation but would be kinda fun.  Anyway, Gracie was a blue pit that came in for training. Very sweet girl, and took to training well.  She is still very much a puppy so it took a little bit for lessons to sink it (ie: focus was not really in her vocab when she arrived)  And she still has her two typical pit speeds of “stop or go fast!”  but she came a long way from when she first came in. She now has a much calmer attitude about her (at least while on leash) but still loved to tear it up outside in her crazy-hare fashion which I found to be hilarious.  I wish the best of luck to Gracie and her owners, work the program and your problems shall be few.

And you probably already saw these on Luna’s blog. some of the most recent photos of Luna working birds in the field.  This has occupied quite a few afternoons/evenings as of late so I had to share.

And then of course I had to share some great pics I got of Wyatt and his first Rooster Pheasant.  He did a great job (too great actually) as usual.

And that’s that, Week 11 take it or leave it.  It happened 😉  And stay tuned, I will actually have a legit foodie friday this week.

Hope your work week goes smoothly




About Anna

I am a native of Virginia but recently relocated to Maryland I often feel I am simply a visitor... here to take note of little things people often pass by... I enjoy photography, family, the outdoors, reading, my vizsla... etc etc
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14 Responses to 52 Weeks of Photos: Week 11; pit bulls, lunatics, and pheasants

  1. Kristine says:

    Oh, wow, what amazing shots! I would put all of them up in my living room.

    • Anna says:

      awww thanks, you must have a very dog friendly house. 😉 Most of my photos can be found on my website in my portfolio.. if you don’t see them there yet that’s just because time has not allowed me to post them just yet, but they will be up shortly (usually weekends end up being when I can update albums.
      Thanks for the kind comments

  2. Kristen says:

    BEAUTIFUL photos! I especially love the first photo of Gracie (it is perfect in B&W) and the photos of Wyatt at the end!

    Photo challenges are definitely tough, but don’t be so hard on yourself 🙂 The main goal should to just have fun and motivate yourself to use your camera often 🙂

    • Anna says:

      Thanks 🙂 yours aren’t so bad you know. And I agree about the BW, captures the soul behind the eyes more than a color shot would here. Maybe I will add more challenges next year, for now I will try and keep up with the weekly and bonuses.
      Thanks for stopping by

  3. Tina says:

    Love the photos!!

  4. Aleksandra says:

    gorgeous, stunning photos. that pit is just beautiful, as is, of course, miss luna.

    • Anna says:

      You are too kind, and she was, wish I could spend like 2 hours with each dog in a more relaxed environment. But any shooting I do of the client dogs has to be squeezed in to training time with them. But at least I am able to do that much. Thanks for the comment

  5. menchu4901 says:

    Love dogs…well, any pets really! Have taken to watching Cesar Millan on TV of late and am really intrigued with his knowledge of canine behaviour. He always seems to succeed with his re-trainings (and of their owners, too, of course). Luna and pheasant are great shots! PS: Post whenever you like…there aren’t any rules, are there?!

    • Anna says:

      yeah I like most pets too, I’ve had birds, goats, cats, and dogs personally. I would say dogs and goats have been my favorites though my cat was awesome and I probably will never have another (mainly cuz they would not compare to him and my husband is allergic). I watch Cesar when I manage to catch a new episode, usually it makes me feel guilty for not working with Luna more. A lot of our training we do with clients is similar to his, and the same holds true for us as well that the people are often harder than the dogs. Thanks for the PS… it is indeed my blog right?
      Thanks for stopping by

  6. 2browndawgs says:

    Love the photos of the dogs. Look at Wyatt go!

    • Anna says:

      Thought you might, I don’t think that subject will wear out it’s welcome with you ;-). Wyatt is a beast, he is one of the labs my boss bred, his sister Juneau was kept as well. It’s neat to see the differences between him and Luna… retriever vs. pointer. Next I will have to get some pics of him retrieving the Doken Goose, he picked up a real one a while ago with no problem. He is a beast. Thanks for commenting

  7. Well you had me fooled on being late.. I had no idea, but then I’m pretty new to your site eh.. Love your shots, and LOL at Gracie’s two speeds of stop or go fast… 😉

    • Anna says:

      Guess I shoulda just kept my mouth shut eh? I’m glad you enjoy the shots, slowly figuring out how to get the most out of my camera with these type of subjects. The dogs running past seems to be easier than them coming straight towards me, though the latter is most common. Gracie was a pit through and through, wish I had a chance to get some video over her “spazzing out” on her runs. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, feedback is always appreciated.

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