Well, with the puppies almost gone -- last boy is meeting his new family in Atlanta this weekend, and, although we'll have Red Boy back for a visit for 10 days over Thanksgiving, we'll soon be down to our one -- we've had some time to start work on the 2012 Calendar. We debated using the shots I took of the puppies during their time with us but, after much discussion, decided to have a separate shoot with the puppies in costume to challenge our photography and puppy-wrangling skills. And, boy, did it!
The results, however, are starting to be integrated by Linda's creative skills into monthly scenes which will form the basis for the calendar pages. Here, for your enjoyment, are some previews. These are not finished images but should give you an idea of where we are headed. The resulting calendar will be sold at Rottweiler Specialties associated with the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship to be held in Orlando December 14-18. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Rottweiler Rescue.
First up is Ms. Pinkie, now called Diva, in her best bunny costume to celebrate the New Year.
And an image that will adorn one of the Summer months: Diva in her favorite Monkey outfit checking out the freshness of those bananas.
And, finally, Ms. Lt. Blue, CocoBear, as a Christmas Angel. Boy is that ever not good casting!
As we get more of the pages finalized, I'll share the images with the Forum. These images brought back some sweet memories. Hopefully they can generate some $$ to help Rotties not as fortunate as these puppies.