I bet you have been wondering where I have been.
There are so many things to catch up on.
We did some traveling into Virginia, Delaware, Maryland and South Carolina in April and May (I hope to catch you up on those visits soon).
In May we decided to return to North Carolina to spend the summer with Patty.
Pamm and Patty spent their birthday together (in June) for the first time in 29 years.
After much discussion and planning Jan and Pamm decided to go into business with Patty.
Patty has been a Pet Photographer for the last 5 years here in Raleigh as well as traveling around North Carolina and Virginia. We formed a company together with her call Shutter Paws Imging. (You can see our website at www.shutterpaws.com) We travel around to dog events, agility mostly, and set up to take portraits of dogs and their people. Recently we have started taking action shots at the events. We then make various items with the pictures on them. You can see all of the stuff we make on our web site. Patty still does the portrait photography, but Pamm has now joined her as photographer, taking many of the action shots. We plan to continue working events locally (North Carolina and Virginia) for a while. We then want to get back on the road, traveling the country taking pictures at dog events and seeing the sights along the way.
I had no idea how much time starting a new business takes! I mostly just sit and watch Jan, Pamm and Patty work. I have to stay up high away from Maggie, Tucker and Pete (well mostly Pete) as they are dogs and love to chew stuffed things! Yikes!
I am looking forward to getting back on the road. (I really miss getting my picture taken with all of the cute girls that love teddy bears!!!)
Until then, I will try to get Pamm to help me catch you all up on the rest of our travels.
Best wishes for a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a wonderful NEW YEAR!