Author Archives: Debra

Eleanor & Pushmepullyoudesign

My sister forwarded me some dog illustrations featured in an e-newsletter from Eleanor & Pushmepullyoudesign.  I recognized this Philadelphia animal illustrator immediately as I follow her site often.  Her clean graphic work reminds me so much of one of my … Continue reading

Posted in Eleanor Grosch, Illustration, Illustrator | 2 Comments

Amber, Mascot for the Navajo Code Talkers

Amber is a 5 pound Chihuahua that has the honor of being the mascot for the Navajo Code Talkers. While setting up the shoot for the Navajo Code Talkers, I asked Vicky Jarveson, her owner to go get her.  “She’s … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Navajo Code Talkers, The Bark Magazine | 5 Comments

New theme

I am using a new theme, called Rising Sun by Eric Crooks. I love it. Nice clean sharp lines form a perfect backdrop for a blog about photographs and illustrations.   It took most of an afternoon to add my 3-dog … Continue reading

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Lost files

Amber, my neighbor’s dachshund, was caught in this picture winking….probably just had something in her eye, but I would like to think she was winking at me.  And Toby, surrounded by pumpkins donated by a friend.  What do these images … Continue reading

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I am learning to have absolutely everything ready when photographing animals.  Of course, I am always prepared for any photo shoot, but this principle is especially true when dealing with animals.  This photograph is an example of me not following … Continue reading

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Released this month is the book version of one of my favorite e-comics, Copper.  Written by Kazu Kibuishi,  Copper is the story of Copper and his faithful dog Fred.  I first stumbled upon Copper in the anthology Flight, a book … Continue reading

Posted in Copper, Illustration, Kazu Kibuishi | 5 Comments

Favorite Christmas Present

Handmade by my nephew, Wes, this Snoopy is by far my favorite gift this Christmas. I can’t remember the last time I’ve received a homemade gift…I don’t include homemade cookies, cakes, candy….I love those gifts…and don’t stop giving them to … Continue reading

Posted in Illustration, Kazu Kibuishi, Snoopy | 1 Comment

Props and costumes

I am always on the look out for fun costumes, props, ideas.  One goofy idea was to dress Toby as a construction worker…think Village People??  I was walking (limping) down a row in Home Depot and came across this hard … Continue reading

Posted in Costumes, Props, Toby | 9 Comments


Dogs are much like humans in that some dogs are photogenic and some are not.  Photogenic: 1. looking attractive in photographs or on film : a photogenic child. 2 Biology (of an organism or tissue) producing or emitting light. Photogenic … Continue reading

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Bodhi Brinkley

I’ve done therapy dog work at hospitals, trained therapy dogs, and had therapy dogs visit me during my endless months of recovery, but this little guy, Bodie, does therapy work all on his own.  Bodhi is my massage therapist, Greg … Continue reading

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Ricky Miller

Transcript of phone conversation: June 20, 2009, 13:47 Mountain Time. Begin transmission….. Ricky: (Ring, ring) “Woof, Debbie, this is Ricky, your favorite dog model. I heard you started a blog and I wasn’t your choice for your premier issue of … Continue reading

Posted in Bedlington Terrier, Ricky Miller, Small dog, TDInc, Therapy dog, White dog | 14 Comments


Welcome to my first entry to the Three Dogs a Month Blog.  This blog is about dog photography and illustration.  I will be featuring mostly my work, but will discuss and add other features and images related to dog photography … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Three Dogs a Month Blog

Given my propensity as a big motor mouth and a self-avowed computer nerd you would think I would have had a blog a long time ago.  Well here it is, finally, in all its glory, Three Dogs a Month.  The … Continue reading

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