Halo and Pups
It was the last day of our mountain bike trip in Taupo when I got the text announcing Halo (Kiwidinok Siberian Huskies) had given birth to two healthy pups. A little disappointed, no if I’m honest really disappointed I couldn’t make the birth this time yet I would get to see the young family that afternoon on our way home.
When I arrived the two little ones were snuggling up to Halo, suckling milk – Halo doing a good job of keeping them clean. The pups were never out of her sight with Halo keeping a close eye on us as their weight was checked.
Next visit was at eighteen days old. Pups eyes were now open. A couple quick shots while little boy was having a taste of the outdoors away from Mum and sister.
Managed my first set up inside with my new gear, a back drop and reflective umbrella lighting. Threw the backdrop over the couch to have the pups on a soft, safe surface. Didn’t work too well as they sunk into the cushions underneath. With heaps of fur collecting all over the sheet. Cute though. The side by side shot clearly showing the size difference between them.
At six weeks old I arrive to find both pups very active. Distinct personalities emerging!! Even though the little girl is smaller she easily holds her own with brother and mother alike.
Today I set up the background sheet over a table. This created a much better surface for the pups to be set on for formal portraits. Check out the “what you doing bro” pose and “let me out of here” by Miss Sassy!! Seems modelling is pretty exhausting work too!!!
Once refreshed it is to some outdoor action. Both pups showing off how quickly they have gained speed and agility. Then there was the attack on my leg while I am focused on catching his sister in action!!! With lots of running around it was rest time again with a big yawn.
SiDue to wild Autumn weather, my next visit was postponed a week. Even though the forecast a week later was not good I made the trip anyway.
Pups are now 10 weeks old. Managed a few outside shots. Too wet and muddy for any formal portraits today. Will be back in a couple weeks to shoot for those.
Until next time,