Milo is a good looking Springer Spaniel, he was so well behaved as well, in fact he loved having his photo taken, it was poses galore. Milo lives in a pack of four dogs, although their owner Stef might describe them as a pride, as they're her pride and joy. The other three dogs are all Terriers so I think Milo has developed lots of patience over the year which has stood him in good stead for the photo shoot.
Milo lives with Terriers Lucy (Jack Chi), Jess (white and tan Jack Russell) and Holly ( black, white and tan Jack Russell). Stef and Alex, their owners loved seeing their images in colour, so while I mainly prefer black and white, I have to admit, Milo does look great in colour.
Milo, Jess, Holly and Lucy are all working gun dogs who regularly go out on hunts with their owners, although Lucy often prefers the warmth of her bed instead of being out in the cold. They also take it in turns to go out to work with Alex in his van while he's out on jobs during the week.
Stef rescued Milo from a rescue centre in Louth when he was 6 months old last May, Lucy was recused 6 years ago, Jess when she was 10 weeks old and they've had Holly since she was a puppy.
The funniest story I heard about the dogs was when they were entered into a local hunt open day competition, Holly won waggiest tail, Jess won loudest bark and Lucy bit the judge and still managed to come 3rd in the Best Bitch category, beating Jess who came last! I think the judges must have been confused as to which dog bit him, I'm putting it down to traumatic stress on his part, Lucy got lucky!
Stef and Alex had so many stories to share, so heres a few more, one for each dog:
Lucy - One time Lucy escaped through the front door and Stef didn't notice for about 2 hours thinking she was in bed, she then panicked and opened the front door and she'd been sat on the doorstep for 2 hours waiting to be let back in!
Holly loves going fishing, she got so excited last time because she wanted to see the fish that she fell in the pond!
Jess has always been a chewer, she was once left for 15 minutes about 3 years ago and she chewed through the whole front room, there were even paw marks on the wall where she'd been trying to pull the curtain tie backs off.
Finally the cutest story for the biggest and softest dog Milo, Milo won't settle in the morning until Alex has picked him up like a child on his waist so Milo can see him put his toast in the toaster (my son does that too)!
It was a lot of fun photographing Stef and Alex's 4 dogs and it was great to hear all about them and their antics. I didn't even attempt to do a group photo, it would have been chaos, even more so as Holly sadly doesn't get along with the other two terriers and has to be kept apart. But thanks to the wonders of photoshop, I've put them all together in a single image for Stef and Alex to treasure, but I'll save that one just for them.
Thanks once again to Stef and Alex who were so warm and welcoming, we had a lot of fun and banter which was great, it was a real pleasure!