The long term pooches of the Dog’s Refuge Home received more publicity yesterday! There’s even a before and after gallery here – http://www.perthnow.com.au/gallery-e6frg1vc-1226030675876?page=1
And two articles here -
Big thanks to Perthnow and Wangle for sharing their stories! lets hope they find their forever homes soon – they have all been waiting long enough!
Here are the latest dingo pup pics captured last week! Now aged 8 weeks and double the size of puppies the same age, we have Osirus and Isis starring in the photos! Richard Barry of Richard Barry Photography took some time out from capturing beautiful baby portraits and came along to take some behind the scenes shots of the pups third photo session. I was also ably assisted by Leigh, Daz, Debora, and Sam – you need four extra pairs of hands when working with active dingo pups! Big thanks to everyone for helping out!
Speaking of ‘starring’ the dingo pups and Daz and Leigh recently featured in a Canning Times article (below) on dingoes and on page two of the West Australian newspaper – click here to read the West article and their important message! They are champions of the dingo cause and caring dingo ambassadors!
Read Richard’s blog here.
Behind the scenes
Leigh distracting Isis with a bone
(Photo courtesy of Richard Barry Photography)
Richard meets the dingo pups – and looks quite happy about it!
As promised here are the updated pics of the dingo pups at six weeks of age. This time they were wide eyed and active, but still sought the comfort of Mum Loxie for a feed – although she wasn’t having a bar of it because of their sharp little teeth! Two days after these photos were taken, Jarrah flew to her new home over east, followed a day later by Baldr. We wish them much happiness with their adoptive families.
As part of our ongoing photography commitment to the WA Dingo Association, Suzie (our native animal handler) and I returned to the home of Darren and Leigh to photograph their new family members - Osirus, Isis, Jarrah & Baldr, their four little dingo pups! With Loxie (the best dingo mum ever) looking on, Suzie and I took a series of studio shots of the three week old bundles of fluff. Their eyes were open, but their vision hadn’t quite kicked in yet and as with adult dingoes, they were very fresh and clean – being native wolves they don’t have that ‘doggy’ smell that unwashed or damp pooches can sometimes get. They were also twice the size a dog puppy would be at the same age – part of their inbuilt evolution, being that only the strongest survive, so pups in the wild have to grow rapidly to be able to fend for themselves.
At the end of the photo session, I was presented with a lovely certificate of appreciation and bright beautiful bunch of flowers by Daz, the President of the WADA. Thanks so much Daz, Leigh and Barb (whose daughter made up the flower arrangement!) – I’m hard to surprise, but you certainly did just that, and the certificate will take pride of place in my studio.
Suzie, and I (accompanied by Erin) have since taken another set of studio pics showing the pups at 5 weeks of age. And we’ll be returning at fortnightly intervals to fully chronicle the changes in the pups over time, which is a first as far as we know!
I feel very privileged to not only document the pups’ growth but to get a fortnightly fix of dingo pup kisses and hugs. I’m always greeted by them running over and jumping around on my leather boots, chewing at the laces! So special to have access to them and to be trusted with them too!
Here are some of the three week old pup pics (and Loxie)! Plus you can read our earlier blog about the dingo day photo shoot here.