We received the loveliest testimonial last week from Lee Mullan, the president of the WA Dingo Association and someone who knows Dingoes first hand - he shares his home with two amazing, Dingoes Loxie and Wylie. I say “shares his home” because you don’t ‘own’ a dingo. Instead their relationship with people is more like a mutual respect and tolerance, based on trust. We’ve posted Lee’s kind words on our Testimonials page, but thought we’d share it here too, because it’s a real insight into the uniqueness of having a dingo as part of the family. Lee, along with Daz, Barbara and the rest of the WA Dingo Association members, are all dingo advocates, and devote themselves to correcting the misconceptions about dingoes and educating people on their plight.
We appreciate all of the wonderful testimonials we receive from our clients, and would like to say a blanket thank you to everyone who has taken the time to send one in.
“The WA Dingo Association wanted to create a calendar for 2011, featuring our member’s Dingoes. We needed to find a professional animal photographer who could capture the true ‘essence’ of a Dingo, who could create a pictorial representation of what we see every day, the animals we strive to create an awareness of; A beautiful creature, sentient, aware, gentle, loving and empathetic – A magnificent, athletic, native Australian wolf with inherent instincts that show in their character, a sometimes detached condescending aloofness, and an independence from need of human care, but a proud and regular humorous ‘larrikin’ when raised in a domestic environ with the right people. That was the brief. BIG expectations of any photographer. But Alex and her team transformed those expectations into a reality. She nailed the brief. We had 11 dingoes photographed in one day, no mean feat considering it was coming into breeding season and many of the Dingoes were female, of age and affected by seasonal hormones. “Sisters” can be a tab grumpy when chasing the same boyfriend! Alex and her team are true ‘animal people’.
Aboriginal Dreamtime legends depict the Dingo as an all seeing, all aware being, that can see into the soul of a person and make judgement of their true character. Many feared rejection from Dingoes in the camp as it was mark against them. Dingoes know instinctively if you are a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ person. Alex and her team all passed with flying colours. All the Dingoes loved them! The photo sessions were relaxed, the Dingoes were at ease and comfortable, allowing them to show their true nature and allow Alex to capture that as an image for all to see, Alex’s photographic style us unique in the market. The animal is the focus and there are no distractions. The images are exactly what you want of your best friend, and exactly ‘who and what’ they are, captured in a millisecond. If you want a ‘living memory’ and a true representation of your furred, feathered, fanged or finned friend, Alex and her team will deliver.”