I hadn’t actually realised how behind I’ve got on blogging – oops! Since February it has been busy and I have sadly sacrificed the blogging part! I realise it’s important to keep up and yes I will give it a try.
So, yesterday (23.6.19) myself and my husband went to Dog Fest UK in Bristol. Although we didn’t have our two naughty hounds with us as they are rather noisy and not quite the sociable sort – friendly just restless and loud! Our Beagles just never want to sit still so they’re back home in Derbyshire. You’re probably wondering why on earth would you visit a show in Bristol if you’re from Derbyshire? Well the answer is I’m based in both Derbyshire and Gloucestershire (this being a part-time base for me presently). I’m here quite often as I do photography work around the local area. I love this part of the UK, staying by the canal is just so relaxing and the sunsets are amazing! Derbyshire is very pretty, my home town not so but 10 mins of walking you’re in glorious countryside and a 45 mins drive you’re in the Lower Peak District – Thorpe Cloud, Ilam area.
So me being a dog photographer, which I love (cuddles from furry friends all the time, what’s there not to love about it), decided to do a more street photography take at Dog-Fest yesterday. It’s great seeing so many breeds of dogs and having a chat to many, many people. We devoured the gorgeous Fish & Chips from the Boat & Anchor and it was nice to be simply chilling out. I’m not sure what dog we’ll have next… will it be a Dalmatian or the Dachshund but whatever we have, it’ll be photographed a lot!
The festival was fun, action packed with demo’s from K9 Crew. Jumping into the pool put many doggy volunteers to the test. Some leapt, others took a firm stand. It was entertaining to see. I love getting action shots, not the easiest to do!
It was also great to hear what and who inspired Noel Fitzpatrick, aka the Supervet to become a vet. His answer, growing up on a farm, wanting all animals to be healthy, live a lovely life and be looked after and treated with respect and of course the wonderful James Herriot!
There were lots of advice and tips from dog nutritionists and vets with a variety of dog food on offer. We’re going to give Burns a try as our dogs have various symptoms from being smelly, epilepsy to tearing eyes and yeasty ears! All a sign of overfeeding/wrong type of food!
It was lovely to meet so many people who were all happy for me to photograph their pooches in a relaxed street photo kind of way! Hence the blog so that they can see the finished photos. Hope you all enjoyed Dog-Fest and spoilt your dogs with lots of new things be it, a bed, toys or that new diet/RAW food.
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