View Full Version : Dog Days of Summer in Aid of Irish Cavalier Rescue

2nd July 2008, 11:40 PM
Hi everyone ,
I'm doing a Portrait Promotion at my Studio in Kilkenny to raise funds for Irish Cavalier Rescue . Rua , my rescue is the Cover Boy for the promotion . We want to thank Karlin for all her work in rescuing Cavaliers .We hope to raise lots of much needed funds to help more Cavaliers find their forever home .
Nifa is pretty in pink , and the little boy in blue is a client called Bob .

3rd July 2008, 01:17 AM
Maria, this is just fantastically generous. b*n*n*

Folks, you can see what a great photographer she is too! From many areas of the country, Kilkenny's a lovely drive and day out to go get some doggy pictures done. And you don't even have to have a cavalier to have portraits done. :lol:

Rua is a very special dog. He had been badly mistreated -- locked in a garage most of the time and repeatedly kicked all around the garden in order to 'teach him' to be submissive to his owner, who only got him in order to breed him. A board member convinced him that she had a friend who would buy him and got him swiftly into rescue -- dropped to me, then I drove him down to a foster, who drove him to Maria, who had always wanted a ruby. You can see what a little imp he is! His tail never stopped wagging even after all he had been through.

There are many such rescue stories that quietly happen off the board and behind the scenes (often because for the dogs' safety I cannot post about them at the time) and I am grateful to the kind people who help get these dogs out of bad situations, to the emergency fosters and to those who give them a permanent home, opening their hearts and houses to them (and generally the sofa, the bed, and the treat jar!).

Maria did a marvelous Christmas card featuring all her doggy gang too!

3rd July 2008, 08:49 AM
Oh what lovely pics.
That is a brilliant idea and such a worthy cause.
Gonna go book my session :blabla:

3rd July 2008, 08:53 AM
Oh that's really lovely of you, what a generous and wonderful thing to do. :flwr::flwr::flwr:

I hope it's very successful.

Rua looks fabulous now, something very special about the Rubies LOL and he is obviously so grateful to have a lovely home after everything he went through.

3rd July 2008, 10:57 AM
I will try and get over as well.

3rd July 2008, 12:00 PM
I wish I could come over there loverly photos
Aileen and the gang (Barney---Jazzie---Sam)

amanda L
3rd July 2008, 01:11 PM
Wow, Rua is beautiful and what a great idea....I got portraits done of my two last year, but since then I've added a third ;), a little ruby rescue aswell :luv:, and I would love to get some new pictures done :D

3rd July 2008, 01:13 PM
I want to go down for a photo session so maybe some of us can coordinate a day and also get a recommendation for a place to take the dogs for a walk after as it is light out til so late in midsummer!

amanda L
3rd July 2008, 01:22 PM
I want to go down for a photo session so maybe some of us can coordinate a day and also get a recommendation for a place to take the dogs for a walk after as it is light out til so late in midsummer!

Karlin, Great idea :thmbsup:for a cavalier trip to Kilkenny:dogwlk::drivecar:

11th July 2008, 08:31 PM
Hi ,
Lots of people have been asking what Portrait packages we have available for Dog Days of Summer so I have loaded them here . I also have included a photograph of completed Portraits .
"A little about the Artist , Maria is a qualified member of the Irish Professional Photographers Association . She holds the qualification of LIPPA Cr. and has been awarded over 90 awards for Excellence in her Photography . Her Passion is Baby Portraiture . Her love of her own Cavalier King Charles Dogs , has inspired her to create her Pet Portrait collection . "
If anyone has any questions please pm me .

23rd July 2008, 11:31 AM
After requests from Clients for Saturday appointments , we have now opened up Saturday 26th July from 2pm for Dog Days .
We had 7 beautiful doggies in yesterday , including Shelli's adorable Ollie . I also had an 11 week old blenheim called Pinchy . Others were Tasha a 4 year old puppy farm rescue Westie
a Schnauzer called Archie , Westie called Robbie , and 10 and 11 year old brother and sister Sam ( Malteese ) and Rags (Terrier) .