Do all Springer Spaniels have as much energy as a Tucker? It's as if he is on a constant high of sugar, energizer drinks, and gallons of coffee. All The Time! I love it!! It's so much fun to photograph a dog that has high energy and can keep going strong so I can try out new angles and ideas. But this shoot was much more personal because Tucker and Nicholas are a part of my family and it was fun photographing them together and seeing the bond that's been created between the two. There's something very special about a childhood pet that brings back so many memories and I hope that Nicholas and Claire have sweet memories of Tucker and the great, but sadly late, Joe.
We only had a short time last Sunday to take pictures before we had to grab a bite and I thought it would be fun to get some casual shots of Tucker while we were hanging out in the kitchen. Nicholas had to corral him for a few of these just to get him to stay still for a few moments but it was perfect because it gave me a chance to catch those honey brown eyes! I love the smile that Tucker gets and he actually smiles when he's happy to see you, a big toothy grin full of gums.
I did mention that Tucker was an active dog didn't I? These were taken over Thanksgiving when we took all the dogs to the dog park and Tucker went all out- completely ball obsessed, and water obsessed! Combine the two together and you have one incredibly happy dog! I wonder how long it actually takes to wear him out? Apparently a very, very, very long time.