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Monthly Archives: November 2010

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.

Last night I went to the VIP opening of K9 Kutz‘s new 5 star pet boarding facility in Rosebery. They’ve had a grooming salon and day spa for several years, but due to customer demand they’ve now bought an adjoining property and expanded the business to offer all inclusive pet boarding in luxury accommodation for dogs and cats of all sizes. It’s been beautifully fit out with two rooms for dogs, a room for cats and a secure outdoor play area with a splash pool and a sandpit. I supplied all the art for the walls so it was like a little exhibition opening for me last night too!

Scooter the Dalmatian from Urban Animal Magazine walked the red carpet and had a frolic in the splash pool. I can’t blame him, it was a scorcher yesterday!

Some of the other cute doggy guests…

Full details and rates can be found here.

If you receive this blog post by email I suggest that you click on the heading to open it in a browser as the gallery looks much better online.

I spent three lovely days in puppy town last week [aka Mischiefmaka Kennels in country Victoria]. There was much talk beforehand about which puppies I wanted but couldn’t have [cause in reality our hands are pretty full with our current three], so it was probably for the best that all the puppies had homes lined up when I got there. All our dogs are rescues so we’ve never had a puppy and I REALLY REALLY want one, but I had to make do with just a fleeting visit and coming home empty handed.

Mischiefmaka only breeds once a year but her bitches came into season at the same time so she had two litters on the ground when I went down. One lot were almost 8 weeks old and the others were 6 weeks. I had contemplated getting props to put them in and then decided it would be too cheesy, but in hindsight, the ability to contain the little mischievous monkeys would’ve definitely worked in my favour, photographing puppies is hard!! Here are some of the ones I got that aren’t just blurry zoomies! [Click on the thumbnails to open the gallery.]

You may have noticed a somewhat oversized puppy in there, that was Capone [Mischiefmaka Chainsaw Charlie] who’s the sire of the younger litter. If you’ve been following my blog for a while you might have also noticed that he was copying Kyuss‘s modeling shots from my last visit. I’ll probably be in trouble for posting those first two photos cause they were taken before he had a facewash and a beard trim, but I’ll take that risk!

I’ve uploaded some of these photos to my RedBubble store and made two calendars. You can check them out here. Remember there’s 15% off all purchases made in my store until Sunday 14th Nov 2010. The discount code is “ruthlessphotos_is_on_sale_6914”.