What a gorgeous Sunday afternoon for a November shoot in Thompson’s Field, a 57-acre conservation area in Harwich. I can’t believe I have never visited this little piece of dog-and-photographer paradise, despite my friend Amanda mentioning it for over a year now. I’m sure it’s really pretty in the spring too, but I was in love with the fall grasses and the low light of the November sun.
Meet Ringo! He is a seven-month old fawn Doberman. I kind of expected a puppy, and while he does have the baby fur and klutziness of his age, I didn’t imagine he’d already be such a big big boy!
I know what you’re thinking: Weimaraner. Pretty much everyone we walked past commented on what a beautiful Weimaraner Ringo is. But Dobermans really do come in the fawn variety, and it’s more and more common to find them (and Danes) without the traditionally cropped ears. It’s actually becoming illegal in some countries to do so… if for no other reason than that it’s a crime not to let us all enjoy this soft sweetness of their natural faces!
Yes, that’s my red squeaky toy in almost every photo. Ringo is still practicing his sit and stay commands, and he wasn’t really able to sit still until his infatuation with this toy once I released it from my clutches. Works for me!
Every once in a while, you just gotta tuck your jowls up…
He was literally ga-ga for the squeaky toy. He would toss it up and then paw it down, over and over again. I think I might need to Photoshop it out of some of these final photos… ha ha ha!
Ringo is the little brother to the gorgeous Princess, who passed away last fall of sudden heart failure. Thankfully we had captured photos of Princess just a month prior, and she even made the 2011 Dogs of Cape Cod calendar! I’m so glad to continue my friendship with their mom and to create more photos for her to cherish! Thanks for a great walk, Hayley and Ringo, and the exploration of a new place to play!