52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part one

It's high time I spread some more Peanut Butter on my blog (messy, but yum!). It's week eight and I haven't missed a 52 weeks photo yet so I'm pretty smug about that. I have done a couple of lame last minute ones and the pain of having to see them included in the...

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Introducing Peanut Butter – Sydney Puppy Photos

It will come as no surprise to anyone that we decided to adopt one of our foster puppies. The dog formerly known as Snoop is now called Peanut Butter – or Butters or Butterball or Butthead, depending on his behaviour - it's a very versatile name! With Chopper now 13...

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In memory of Trixie (2006? – 01.10.18)

I collected a pretty blue brindle dog from Hawkesbury Pound in April 2008. I'd never met her but the rescue group said she seemed like a nice dog so we offered to foster her. I dropped her at kennels to be quarantined before she could be desexed and then brought home....

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Bruno’s 8th birthday – dog costume by Kmart

Happy 8th birthday to my main man, Bruno 💗 I'm so grateful that he came into our lives seven and a half years ago. He makes us laugh, he's a great cuddle buddy and he gives the best kisses. Today he's going to do what he does best ... teach Mayhem the Staffy puppy how...

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Cake smash birthday party for my two old dogs

Happy 13th Birthday Chopper and belated Happy 14th Birthday Angel! I know they look all kinds of miserable in the first photo but even if they weren't having to wait to eat cake I can assure you they'd still look like sad sacks – that's their camera faces. Those fugly...

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Donut worry, be happy – launch party

On Saturday I threw a donut themed party to launch my #SquishyFaceCrew book, my 2019 calendars and diaries and my xmas cards. Chopper and Bruno had the important job of sticking their heads through the donut holes for a promo photo. They take their modelling duties...

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Taco, Gucci & Prada – Squishy Face Crew

I met Taco, Gucci and Prada at the Dog Lovers Show in August. I had Tor the Frenchie puppy at my stand all weekend and they couldn't resist stopping to squeeze his cheeks! We got talking about my #SquishyFaceCrew book project and they were keen to take part and, as...

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Holiday with the ruthless rat pack at Culburra Beach

Earlier in the year I clicked on the 2018 folder of photos of our dogs and was horrified to find nothing in there. I thought I'd accidentally deleted the contents so I went about searching my backup drives for the files. Then it dawned on me ... I hadn't taken a...

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Photoshoot with our dogs at Jerrymara Estate

I don't know how it came about that Kate from Jerrymara Estate and I set up a mutual appreciation society on Instagram but it's been a lovely journey. I suppose the main thing we have in common is our love for rescued blockheads – her gorgeous 11yo blockhead Jetty is...

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Based in Sydney, Ruth O’Leary, is one of Australia’s most sought after dog photographers. She takes colourful and emotive photographs of dogs in stunning locations. Since the launch of Ruthless Photos in 2008 her images have brought tears of joy to hundreds of loving pet owners across the globe.

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