Like a good doggie-mama, I try to walk our dogs several times a week. Mostly short walks to collect the kids from the school bus, an occasional longer one if we have time. One thing I have learned with an English Bull Terrier though, is that they will only walk ON THEIR TERMS.
Most dogs will go wherever you lead them, and with enthusiasm, right? Not our Yoh-si. If we head in a direction that she doesn't want to go? Stops dead and refuses to move. She wants to sniff something but we're in a hurry? Stops dead and refuses to move. Need to get off the road in a hurry because a car is coming? Stops dead and refuses to move.
She even digs her heels in when you try to drag her along. I've tried bringing treats along - she learns that stopping gets her more treats. I've tried using my bossy voice - no response. I've tried dragging her. My husband said I'm not being firm enough with her, but then he tried, and got the same result!!
I'm sure the neighbours must be laughing at me whenever they drive past, and they see me trying to heave our stubborn pup along :D I will keep persisting though - surely she will lose the stubborn streak eventually!
I met Brianna earlier this year for a beautiful maternity portrait session here at Tamborine. The kangaroos were out so we were able to incorporate them into the session to create a lovely rural theme. Brianna brought along a lovely floral headpiece, along with her hat, which gave her several different looks - what a stunning mama-to-be!! And then we waited for her little man to arrive...
Greyson! Such a little cutie - he was a superstar on the day of his newborn session - full of sleepy smiles. He posed beautifully in mum's hat too - and Brianna brought along a little rocking horse - see below - he was actually posed very safely on a beanbag, and then the two images (rocking horse + baby) were Photoshopped together in a composite image.
Thank you so much for the amazing cuddles, Greyson! Here are some of the favourites from his session:
Hilary Hudson Photography. Natural Light Newborn and Families Photographer based in Tamborine, QLD. Australia.