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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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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Bruno the Dog’s Embark DNA test results

Just over seven years ago, while adding listings to my Bullbreeds in Need page, I saw this little face looking up at me. I actually gasped. I decided that I had to drive to the pound straight away to meet him. Dave arrived home as I was rushing out the door and I...

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Merry Everything – Sydney Pet Photographer

At least one of them was happy to wear the hat! Before I go quiet for a month I wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who engages with my blog posts and generally makes me feel like I’m not talking to myself on here! I hope you and yours all have a wonderful...

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Bruno’s birthday wish – charity dog calendars

It's Bruno's seventh birthday today but being the selfless soul that he is he doesn't want you to buy him any presents. He just asks that you share this post to help spread the word that these fundraiser calendars and diary (and Christmas cards that I forgot to put in...

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Happy Birthday Chopper – Dog Photos Sydney

There was another elderbull birthday during the week - old man ChopperChop turned twelve on Thursday. Don’t tell him though cause his birthday outing didn’t happen until Friday! He had petit fours and then a trip to Bunnings. I really couldn't say which he enjoyed...

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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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