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Take one Dobermann and one big red dog. Add an empty park and some toys. What do you get? Flying dogs!

My plan was to do a shoot with Obi [the big red dog!] but a certain black and tan Dobermann needed to be worn out before she could be left alone in the house! Always stealing the limelight this one!!

She does stop to catch her breath occasionally.

Isn’t Obi just gorgeous? You might remember him from earlier in the year when he modeled a collar for Ruthless Leather. I still covet him!

I arranged to meet some carers for DCH Animal Adoptions yesterday to photograph their foster dogs. It was a perfect afternoon for it, with patches pf blue sky and some light cloud cover. I got savaged by mosquitoes, but that’s par for the course at this time of year I guess!

Johnny is a 14mo Bull Terrier x. He reminded me so much of Chopper with his lovely brindle coat and his ball obsession. He’s a gorgeous social dog with lots of personality. Another one I’d take home if we had room!

From the DCH website: What a cool dude Johnny is! A happy, energetic little man who has a helicopter tail that is constantly showing his affection. Johnny is proving to be a very clever boy who has learned SIT, STAY, HEEL and has RECALL when out enjoying his daily romps at the dog park. Dog friendly with other dogs, Johnny is a well mannered boy who although can be excitable, knows how to behave around humans of all sizes and is at the perfect age to bond with a family. Would suit a family with another dog for company or one that can guarantee regular involvement with his two-legged family.

Contact: dchanimaladoptions@iprimus.com.au

Oscar and Charli are litter-mates who have been in care since they were small puppies. They are now 12 months old and very bonded, so DCH are looking to rehome them together.

From the DCH website: Oscar and Charli can be a little timid with new things, however, once they are comfortable, they are VERY smart and the life of the party. They gain security from calm, confident people and especially from confident dogs. For this reason, they would probably not suit children under 10 or so and should not be an only dog. Oscar and Charli are obedience trained (SIT, COME, STAY, HEEL) and have good manners with food. It would be fantastic if Oscar could stay with his sister Charli and a discount will be offered if they can stay together. They would be very suited to living on acreage as they play happily together all day. They are located in the inner west of Sydney.

Contact: davidrdoig@gmail.com

We’ve been having a lot of rain in Sydney recently, so when I woke up yesterday morning and saw that it wasn’t raining and there were actual patches of blue sky I immediately got on the phone and scheduled a shoot at Sydney Dogs and Cats Home. I’d already had to cancel twice due to bad weather, but as soon as I got in my car it started raining again. I decided to risk it and drive out there anyway. I’m glad I did because it soon stopped raining and I managed to get five dogs photographed before it started again. We later realised that one had already been photographed so here are the other four. No prizes for guessing which one I fell for in a big way!!

UPDATE: I have been told that Nugget and Roxy have each gone on two week trials in new homes. Fingers crossed it works out for them.

I’ve been doing photography for a lot longer than a year, but I only launched the Ruthless Photos website a year ago. It’s been a great year and I’ve gotten to meet some fabulous dogs and their owners. Yes I come home covered in hair and slobber and sometimes bruised and scratched, but to get paid for doing something you love makes it the best job in the world. Long may it continue!

To celebrate my first birthday I’m having a giveaway on my Facebook page. All you have to do is tag yourself in the photo of Chopper to go in the draw to win a calendar and ten greeting cards of your choice from my RedBubble store.

Don’t forget that the 2011 fundraiser calendars are limited edition, so don’t leave it too late! The blog post with all the details on how and where to buy them is located here.

Are you struggling to find Christmas presents for all your nearest and dearest? Do you like the warm fuzzy feeling you get when you help the needy? Well now you can do both at once by buying some Ruthless Photos “DOGS 2011” calendars! They make the perfect gift and ALL the profits are being donated to two very worthy and ethical groups. 50% will go to MDBA PACERS and the other 50% will go to Seniors and Silky Rescue.

Where can I buy them online?
They’re no longer available through my website. The PACERS website is now the only place to buy them online.

Non-Australia residents may find it cheaper to buy one from my RedBubble store as they ship from all over the world so shipping costs are lower. The design is different and has their branding on it, but the images and overall quality are just as good and they still raise money for the rescues. Just not as much as buying my ones.

Where can I buy them in person?
PawPaws Urban Animal Retreat in Waterloo
Bowhouse at Bondi Beach
PetVets in Petersham
Baliz Woof Woof in Rozelle [warehouse hours are Wed-Fri 3-5 and every 2nd & 4th Sat of the month 8.30-12 noon]
K9 Kutz in Rosebery
SAVES at Sydney Uni in Camperdown

The calendars are no longer on sale at the above venues. Pickup from my house in Sydney is available by arrangement.

How much are they?
AUD$25AUD$10 [+p&p]

What else do I get?
A set of desktop wallpaper calendars comes free with every purchase. Sizes available are 1024×768, 1280×1024, 1280×800, 1440×900, 1680×1050 and 1920×1200.

The calendars are A3 with silver spiral binding and a hanger. The covers are double-sided and printed on a beautiful 300gsm satin stock. The internal pages are printed on 150gsm and have plenty of room for writing birthdays, appointments, hot dates, etc. on each day. They come shrink wrapped and are posted in rigid mailers for protection.

If you want to check out the images in detail, you can do so at my RedBubble store, as all the images from the calendar are available for purchase there as greeting cards, postcards, prints, etc.