Thursday, November 13, 2014


I'm really NOT the kind that "giggles"!  I'm happy...  I laugh ALOT, but I rarely giggle!  My brother sent this to me after he asked for a picture of one of my parrots.  He didn't specify which parrot...just ONE of them!

So, the backstory...  We've been looking for a LONG time for the right builder to enclose part of our patio so I can put the bird cages out there and get rid of some of the daily cleaning.  For those of you that aren't 'Bird People', you may not realize how messy birds can be.  It's a continuous cycle of cleaning!  Before work, after work, before bed...I don't ever want my home to LOOK like I have animals!  I'm almost obsessive about it!  Well, okay, I AM obsessive about it!  But, I also know how important it is for birds to be part of the action... part of where everyone hangs out.  They're social beings and to put them in a back room or away from people just for convenience is something that breaks my heart.

So, we're tearing out a wall and making it a large sliding door; enclosing part of the patio, and that, as well, will have a double sliding door to the outside.  They will have the best of both worlds.   They will still be in constant visual contact with us and they will have the chance to be out in the fresh air.  But...Best of all...  NO. MORE. MESS!  I can't wait. Construction should begin soon.  All the permits have been pulled and they're waiting for all the supplies to arrive.

So... this is what my brother sent me:


Wednesday, November 12, 2014


How cute is this??  I think I might have to work on creating one!  Not only does this doggie door have it's own awning and planters on each side of the entrance... The dog has HIS OWN ADDRESS!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Oh...  I LOVE this Giant Rodent!  I've always playfully called my dog, Squirt, a Giant Rodent (hence the name of this blog!), but I got to play with a REAL giant rodent last week!  I have many more photos to come... but in the meantime...  Who knows what this is?  (Liberty Wildlife volunteers... you can't play this game!)

Oh... what BIG teeth you have!!

Monday, June 23, 2014


I've had cats my entire life, but have never had an Orange Kitty!  Everyone tells me that orange kitties are special.  Well, if Cheddar is any indication, they could be right!  What a personality!  He lives with two St. Bernards and pretty much uses their huge, soft, furry bodies as a place to nap!  Cheddar is going through some 'ear issues' right now, so we're hoping for a quick cure!  Love this cat!

Saturday, June 21, 2014


These three adorable kittens are looking for their forever homes!  They are all so sweet that I almost didn't let them leave the studio the other night!  They purr louder than any kittens I remember!  I'm such a sucker for kittens because it's been so long since I've had one.  I always seem to adopt the older kitties that I think will be harder to place!  Or... rescues from the desert that I know will soon turn into 'coyote food'!  That's how my last two sweet cats came into my life!

Please pass this on to anyone who might like to add a sweet little kitten to their life!! Contact me if you're interested in meeting one (or all!) of them!  I can put you in touch with the girl that is fostering them...

Saturday, May 25, 2013


In a minor deviation from Pet Photography I had the chance to photograph a great group of kids during their last baseball game of the season!  So much fun!


Monday, August 13, 2012


Okay, I'm a couple days behind with details on Dog Beach but that's just the way things seem to be running lately!!

As I posted on Facebook a few days ago, Squirt and I are going to be in San Diego at Ocean Beach/Dog Beach on Sept. 4, 5, and 6th.  I'm going to be staying at the Ocean Villa Inn.  It's not the Ritz, but it IS right on the beach and most rooms are dog-friendly.  I would have stayed over a weekend to make it easier for people that work Monday through Friday, but the difference in room rates between Friday, Saturday and Sunday versus Monday through Thursday was almost $100.00/night!

I will be able to photograph only a limited number of dogs because I'm going to make this a vacation too!  If anyone is interested, please contact me as soon as possible!  Regular session fees apply and Gift Certificates will be valid for these sessions as well!