Poor Lulu. We’ve scheduled and rescheduled her photo shoot over 6 times because of inclement weather. Luckily I was able to catch her yesterday between two major storms. So here it is, the first day of spring and the only indication of the new season is the bunny ears she was very willing to wear for me.
I couldn’t resist purchasing the red boa, when I first heard I would be shooting a Great Pyrenees named Lulu. This she also wore with aplomb. Lulu, an eight year old Great Pyrenees did not act like any Pyrenees I’ve ever met. The ones I’ve met walk around in a semi-stupor aka “tend to be relaxed and introspective.” But Lulu bounced into the studio, prancing around checking out all the lights and furniture curious about everything she saw…which was plenty as she towered over most everything. But she was a very well-behaved lady and took easily to being the center of attention, which I am sure she is…all the time!!
Learning lesson of this shoot: I have several whistles and squeakers in my studio to catch the attention of the dogs. Lulu is mostly deaf but surprisingly she was able to hear some of the them. One whistle annoyed her as every time I used it she walked over to to her mother. When I sound another whistle she did the usual, “cock ears and tilt head” that looks so cute in photos. The other two squeakers and whistles provoked no response. So my plan is to purchase sound makers whenever I come across them so I’ll have a large variety in my studio.