Strike a Pose! My Photo Shoot!

Hi every doggy!!!

Boy oh boy I thought my Mom would NEVER get her act together and let me get on the computer! She is so stuffed from gorging on turkey and desserts from Thanksgiving that it took til NOW for her to get her act together!

Anyway, I have a super cool update for you!

Remember a few weeks ago when I featured Northern Lights Photography on my blog and I mentioned that I was going for a photo shoot? Well, I went and the photos are back!! Ohhhh my does my Mom ever love them!

I am going to show you a few of our faves. The color may have been altered on a few because Moms’ scanner on the printer isn’t working, so Mom took photos of the photos and she brightened them up a bit to make them look more like the originals. Trust me, the originals look a zillion times better in pawson!

Mom was going to use the above  photo for our holiday card but decided against it because my kitty brother, Cody, wasn’t in the photo. Mom had thought about bringing him but she was nervous about how Cody would react. Mom thought there would be lots of doggies and kitties there that might make Cody nervous, or that he would be “spooked” being in a strange room with a camera so Mom let Cody enjoy the peace and quiet of home. Mom says she might ask Sheri if she could come to the house one day so that we could all have our photo taken!

Mom was so impressed with Sheri and her assistant. They couldn’t have been nicer!

At first, I was a bit leery because the photos were taken in the back room at a local Pet Supplies Plus store.

For the autumn leaves photo, they wanted to put me on a table but I didn’t want ANY part of that! That was too much like the V-E-T for me!

Sheri and her assistant had many tricks up their sleeves to help me get into the “mood.” They had toys that quacked, squeaked, and an assortment of treats. They were fun, gentle, understanding and kind. Soon I realized that this was FUN and I was all about the camera!

When I was done with my photo shoot Mom was sooo proud of me!! She said I was a complete gentleman and….she also said ( Easy this one is for you) that I am a:

Sheri and her assistant are going to be taking holiday photos for just a few more weeks, here is the rest of their schedule for Pet Supplies plus locations in Michigan for the remainder of the year:




Dearborn  313-278-4799 Saturday, November 24

Dearborn 313-278-4799 Sunday, November 25

Portage 269-341-9252 Thursday, November 29

Portage 269-341-9252 Friday, November 30

Kalamazoo 269-342-5020 Saturday, December 1

Clinton Township 586-228-0090 Sunday, December 2

Ortonville 248-627-7900 Friday, December 7

St.Clair Shores-Harper 586-771-3277 Saturday, December 8

St.Clair Shores-Greater Mack 586-771-1710 Sunday, December 9


So what are you waiting for Michigan doggies!!?? Call and make an appointment for YOUR holiday photos TODAY!!

A HUGE thanks to Sheri and her assistant for giving us a complimentary photo package after we featured her on both of our blogs! (Mom paid for a few extra photos so when we say we LOVE our photos, we sure do!)

We will be ordering more copies of our photos soon!!!

Barks and licks and love, 



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  1. Nice pics. I think I’m going to take Beckett and Keltic to the Humane Society’s Pet photos with Santa next weekend.

    • thank you Helen! Ohhh what fun that will be! You must post photos!! Love, “Mom”

  2. Woof! Woof! GREAT! Northern Light Photography should also offer you the digital version of your beautiful photographs. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

    • Thank you so much Sugar! I know 😦 I emailed her to see if there was something i could use for online but I think she is busy and hasn’t seen it yet. Love, “Mom”

  3. Cody you are such an amazing model! Maybe you should become a full time professional dog model 🙂

    • DAKOTA!!!! What am I thinking…

      • BOL!!!! No worries! I am used to it! Everyone has Cody on their brain! BOL!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  4. I’m glad it all went so well! Your pictures turned out great! Soon you’ll be modeling all the time!


    • Thank you Bunny! And……….NO I WON’T!!! BOL!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  5. Love the third pic down Dakota, you look very handsome! 🙂

    • Thank you Zena! Mom loves that one too…she picked a lot of “smiley” ones though because she says I “smile” all the time. Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  6. What GREAT photos, Dakota! You are one talented doggie model! I love your sheltie smile. It’s always wonderful to see pictures of your parents too!

    • thank you Debbie! Mom was wondering…did your prize from Fresh Pet arrive? It was supposed to arrive last Tuesday. Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  7. Oh Dakota! Those photos are just beautiful! What a wonderful job they did and I especially like that one of you with your Momma and Daddy. It is beautiful! I’m sorry Cody couldn’t be there with you though. Have a great weekend!

    • Hi Bassetmomma! Thank you sooo much! Yeah…Mom is quite bummed that Cody isn’t there either…I actually am too! 😦 You have a great weekend too! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  8. So handsome, so beautiful! You’re a star model, Dakota!


    • Ohhh Eva thank you!! Mom was upset though…she had a grooming appt scheduled for me the day before but Daddy cancelled it and Mom doesn’t like how my fur looks! Figures the following week they took me to be groomed. I can never be the “star” or “model” that YOU are though, gorgeous Eva! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  9. They came out beautiful! Dakota looks so happy. Love the family photo, which I’m sure will be treasured for a very long time, maybe the Tigers could borrow it for an ad campaign! I really should get some professional photos taken of Oreo & Chewy.

    Hope your family had a good Thanksgiving!

    • Sara thank you so much! I was surprised at how well he did. He often gets nervous around people he doesn’t know but he did sooo well! lol about the Tigers…noooo they don’t want THAT! lol. You take such good photos you don’t need a professional photographer! Thank you we had a great Thanksgiving and i hope that you did too! Love, “Mom”

  10. Your pictures are awesome! You are beautiful Dakota and the picture with your mommy and daddy turned out great too! You have a very good looking family Dakota! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

    • thank you so much!!! My Mom says thank you too!!!!!!!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  11. Wow, what a gorgeous doggy smile! Instead of saying “cheese” doggies say “TREATS!” and “belly-rubs!”

    • Awww THANK YOU Amy!! BOL about saying “treats” and “belly-rubs”….Cody likes the “belly-rubs” I like the TREATS! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  12. Dakota you couldn’t take a bad photo. We are going to visit Santa and have our photo taken next week.

    • Bailey, oh yesssssssssssss I can. Let’s just say that MOM makes me take bad photos cause she is a horrible photographer! BOL!! Have fun visiting Santa! Give him a lick from ME! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  13. Pawsome photo’s,Dakota! Woof! Have a fun weekend!

    • thank you! You have a “pawsome” weekend too! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  14. What fantastic set of pictures!

    Nubbin wiggles,

    • thanks so much Oskar!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  15. These photo shoots are enough to kill ya.
    Benny and Lily

  16. Love your photos.

    • thank you so much! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  17. Hey Dakota, Hey Cody, Jet here. Hi Miss Caren.

    Pawesome photos… love the family photo the most! Miss Caren is so considerate of Cody, Mom would probably have thought and done the same regarding Puffy.

    • Hi Jet!! Thank you so much!! Please tell your Mom that my Mom says THANK YOU because she still feels soooo guilty about not having included Cody 😦 Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  18. Amazing photos of you and your mom and dad sweet, beautiful Dakota! My you are sooooo handsome! Hugs and nose kisses

    • thank you so much Mumsy!! Awww you are the sweetest! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  19. Oh wow, what beautiful photos of you with your mom and dad!! They came out incredible and what great memories to have 🙂 I think Freddie & Gloria should strike some poses like that too! 😉 hehe

    • thank you so much Brandi!! Ohhhh yessssssssssss Freddie and Gloria DEFINITELY need to “strike a pose!” Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  20. How handsome and smiley you look:-)

    • Misaki my Mom is laughhing at that. Why? Cause Dad calls me “Mr.Smiley” Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  21. Gorgeous! Beautiful! Fantastic! You all look beautiful!

    • thank you so much Jen! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  22. Dakota you took beautiful photos, I love seeing your smiling face and I think your fur looks perfect. Sherri obviously did a terrific job and you should be proud of all the pictures 🙂

    • tyler thank you!!! you are sooo sweet! Mom and Dad love my smile too! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  23. ow my…Dakota, you look like a supermodel!!! those are awesome photos!

    I wish I that kind of photos of my little babies.

    • thanks so much Novroz! You DO have awesome photos! Your Mom takes the BEST photos! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  24. great pics Dakota! What a fluffy little big guy you are! Hope you got at least a lick or too of that turkey

    • Thanks Savannah! Mom gave me some pieces of the turkey that she made on Friday! I have been enjoying it! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  25. Those photos are gorgeous! You must be really pleased with them.

    • thank you Clowie! We sure are! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

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