Sunday, December 20, 2015
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Every year around the first couple of weeks in December, the Humane Society of Jefferson County puts on a “Get-your-dog-and-or-self-and-or-children-photographed-with-Santa” event benefitting their rescue and adoption program, which is 100% dependent on donations to stay in business. For the last several years the event is held at Margland Bed and Breakfast courtesy of Wanda Bateman, proprietress. I am the dude behind the camera.
A Nipper for a Victrola
Methinks the pooch in the foreground has a forbearer who helped RCA sell a bunch of Victrolas and similar merchandise by RCA. The forebearer dog's name was “Nipper.”
A completely restored, circa 1903 two-story residence, Margland is replete with Christmas decorations on steroids, and complete with soft Christmas music in the background. Bringing in lots of people and dogs creates at least some pandemonium, but everyone, including most of the dogs, have a lot of fun. We are featuring a few of the portraits
Boys 'n Pups
Boys, dogs, and Santa, looking happily festive — except the pups, who are not quite certain.
Look at Those Eyes!
This pooch was into it and as curious about the camera as at those around it.
Christmas 2015 will have come and gone by the next time we reach out, so Merry Christmas to you, yours, and anyone else to whom you feel a bit of attachment.