Emily makes me happy

Emily | February 2014.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Emily | February 2014. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

When I take pictures I try to capture an emotion in that moment. When I’m editing those same pictures later I try to select those that best represent the feeling that I or we (as in my photo subjects) were experiencing at that time. These photos I’m sharing today are from earlier this week during a mid-afternoon beach excursion. The photos are not my traditional style in the sense that I personally would like to have a more up and close shot of the action. Nonetheless, there’s no denying it, Emily was having a great time. Emily has really evolved in these last two years, and it warms my heart to see her freely running after sea birds and boldly diving into the Pacific Ocean. This same dog a few years earlier was a lot more reserved and cautious, but we continue to work with her and I think it shows in her confidence today. I love helping other dogs and their humans, but I feel like before I can properly help others I have to get my pack in order and Emily (and Rufus) affirms that for me. Now I just have to spend the next year and half working with Lily. I do believe it take a good 2 years to properly train a dachshund and I’m happy to do the work when I’m able to see the payoff so clearly on days like this past Wednesday. Emily’s self-assurance and poise makes me smile big. She can still be a little shy at times, but I’m so proud of her progress. I love my Emmy. Enjoy the pictures friends and let me know if you can feel that feeling I’m talking about.

Emily | February 2014.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Emily | February 2014. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Emily | February 2014.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Emily | February 2014. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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7 Responses to Emily makes me happy

  1. Denise Beard says:

    what wonderful shots!! I can imagine being there !!

  2. As “Mum” of recycled & rescue dachshunds, there is no greater reward than seeing them finally confident and loved. We are having the same experience with our Celia too. Every day we delight in her new found joy and peace. Emily is wonderful and its so nice to see her having fun at the beach!

  3. Joy says:

    I love this beach because it is mostly empty. In the summer, Babe and Dottie took off running as fast as they could. It filled my heart to watch them run as fast and as far as they wanted. I stopped and waited for them to realize I was no longer behind them. No way could I keep up with them. I had no fear they would not come back to me. As expected, they turned and saw I was too far behind them and they turned and ran back to me. I loved it and I know they loved it too.

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