- Trends & Shopping
- DIY & Tutorials
- Home & Living
- Style & Photography
- Regular Columns
Welcome back to Puppy Week on Pretty Fluffy!
Could there be a cuter puppy face than the adorable Tess shot by Happy Tails Pet Photography? For all their digging, chewing and sharp puppy teeth, this is why we can’t say no to them – those puppy dog eyes and gorgeous hearts ready to love.
When I met three-month-old cockapoo Tessa for a photography session in Waterloo, Ontario, she was a typical puppy furball — full of energy and always on the go!
Tessa’s new family includes 13-year-old cockapoo Elliotte, who just isn’t sure about the whole baby sister situation yet. Their relationship is what you would expect between an old woman who just wants to relax and a toddler who wants to play all the time. When they’re both tired, they snuggle together on the couch, which is really cute. Tessa is learning the “off” command, which is really helping, but she still thinks Elliotte’s fluffy tail is a chew toy.
Tessa is a typical puppy: she loves to play and is often up to mischief — she loves to dig up the planter on the back deck and she has started to chew items in the house, including any wayward socks. As her owner says, she’s very cute, cuddly and sweet but very naughty too … but really, how could you stay angry at a face like that?
To contain some of this energy, we tried putting her in a bucket. She stayed in it for a millisecond … enough to get a shot!
Not only is Tessa teaching the kids in the family about the responsibility of caring for a pet, but she’s also bringing the joy of seeing the world through a new puppy’s eyes to the family: the expression on her face when she hears a Canada goose, getting scared of the vacuum cleaner, rolling an empty coffee cup around the floor, and bounding up to them with her sweet little tail wagging her bum off. There’s nothing like a puppy to bring renewed energy and wonder into a home.
Stacey Morrison of Happy Tails Pet Photography specializes in modern, lifestyle pet photography serving locations in southwestern Ontario, Canada. An on-location, natural-light photographer, Stacey’s goal is to capture beautiful, candid, personality-filled images of pets in their natural environment, whether it’s chasing their beloved ball, exploring a trail or park, or lounging on the couch.
Helping animals in need is part of the Happy Tails philosophy. Stacey volunteers her photography skills to several shelters and rescues, including the Burlington Humane Society, Canadian Dachshund Rescue, Ontario, and the Milton Animal Sanctuary. She is also a proud member of HeARTs Speak.