Friday, May 1, 2015

How Much is That Doggie In the Window?

Hi Friends!  Wow, downtown Frederick is in bloom!  It is so beautiful.  Aaaaaachoo!  Sorry...allergies.  So glad to be out and exploring in Frederick this week.  There are a couple of new places on my list that I want to see in the next few weeks, and I just like to take in all the fabulousness of downtown Frederick.

Paws In The City, Frederick, Maryland.
On Wednesday, my first stop was Paws In The City.  Frederick dogs - and cats - and their humans will recognize this place by the outside, but inside, there's a whole new dog in town!  I met with Andy, who owns the shop with his wife.  Wow, what a difference they have made inside!  So open and light now, and the vibe and people are friendly and welcoming.   Andy's vision is to provide "An Urban Oasis for Pets".   He has a great layout of nutritious food and treats for dogs and cats, leashes and collars, beds, and toys.  But Andy is most excited about providing dogs with premium outdoor gear for when they take their humans rock climbing, hiking, canoeing, camping and other fun outside activities.  He is proud to be the new, exclusive shop for Ruff Wear in Western Maryland.  This is serious gear for serious outside enthusiasts.  You need to check this out!  Frederick dogs, bring your human and walk on over!  Tell Andy, I sent you his way!

Andy, Head Paw, at Paws In The City, Downtown Frederick, Maryland

Citizen Frederick, Downtown Frederick, Maryland.
See Skip in his window seat bed?

As I was strolling down East Patrick St. towards Market St. I passed a shop that I knew about, but had never been in before.  Of course I had to go in because of the doggie in the window!  Who could resist!  So in I went to see what Citizen Frederick was about and to meet that doggie in the window!  Antonio introduced me to his friend Skip - aka #SkipTheWonderdog.  Skip is a rescue from the Frederick shelter and Antonio says that he is the best friend he's ever had!  Awwwww, Antonio and Skip won my heart right then!

See him?  He's right there in the window!

When Skip is not cozy in his bed in the window, he greets customers, both canine and human.  Skip has doggie friends who come to visit and play - running around the shop.  Skip took me by the paw and showed me around the shop which features what I would call  elegant casual menswear.  Citizen Frederick's tag line is "Work Hard - Live Well" and men can certainly do that in Antonio's wares.  I am definitely bringing my husband here!  There is no other shop like this for men in Frederick.  Although I knew about Antonio's shop, I had no idea about his upstairs barbershop!  The barbershop offers, haircuts, hot towel shaves and beard trims.  And...there is beer!!  I'm bringing Husband (that's what I call him!) this weekend for a haircut and a beer.  The barber also provides haircuts for women.  I just may try her myself!  Stop in and pat Antonio and Skip on the head!  You'll be glad you did!

Skip's View
Was that a treat bag opening?!

Downtown Frederick is always a pleasantly bustling place and there are always lots of dogs walking their humans!  It is a feast for the eyes.  Come visit soon!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

A Special Place in My Heart for Senior Dogs and Cats

Happy 2015 Critter Loving Friends!  The end of a year is always a whirlwind of activity, isn't it?  Although I am not a winter person at all, this part of winter is great for pausing, thinking, regrouping and setting forth plans.  So on days like today...rainy, cold, foggy...not fit for man nor beast, I do just that!  I've come up with lots of great places in Frederick to visit and write about on Downtown Dogs of Frederick!  I've also planned lots of great things for my pet photography business!  Oh, it's going to be a busy and fun year!  I hope you'll join all us four footed fur kid lovers and follow along!

The weather never seemed to cooperate with me recently when I had chances to enjoy Downtown Frederick.  The chances of spying someone accompanied by a beloved four legged friend who wasn't rushing to get an errand done, dodging raindrops, or just downright freezing was difficult!  There was a rare day when the temperature was 60 degrees and I came upon lovely, senior Labrador Retriever Miss Molly.  She and her human were coming out of Dublin Roasters Coffee on N. Market Street with a steaming cup of joe.

Miss Molly! 
Isn't she beautiful!  Elderly animals capture my attention even more than pups and kittens.  They make me think that about life.  Life is so short for all of us.  When I am elderly, I hope I am as content with life and my own skin as elderly critters are.  Miss Molly gave me great joy the day I met her!  Just look at those eyes - they have seen a million tennis balls!  That grey muzzle!  She's earned it during her faithful days with her human - and wears it proudly!  Thank you for your short visit with me Miss Molly!  I'll share more photographs of elderly critters that I have met soon!

Miss Molly was a muse for me that day and inspired me to plan a very unique offer at my pet photography business - Little Pink Toes Pet Photography!  I hope you'll take advantage!

For the first quarter of 2015, I am offering a promotion:  

"Part of Our Family and Our Heart"

I have a special place in my heart for elderly fur friends.  I just love that their face is so full of the life they have lived.  I love the soft eyes and the grey muzzle.  So, when you pay the session fee for a current session, I will give you a certificate, worth a full session fee, to be used in the future.  So when the unthinkable time comes, I will return gratis and photograph your treasured furry friend.  As part of this promotion, I will also extend my "Let's Sniff Around and Get to Know Each Other" offer of  40% off printed products resulting from our session. 

In addition to introducing you to fabulous, labulous Miss Molly, and announcing a super first quarter promotion, I'd like to announce:

My New Website!  

I have refreshed my portfolio to show you photographs from Fall 2014 photography sessions!  I am so excited about these new photographs!  I can't wait for you to see them!  Also, the website is cleaner and much easier to use!  Please visit and then let me know what you think!  And, if you like what you see, please share, share, share!  I sure would appreciate having other critter loving people on board!

Click Here to See My New Site!

Thanks for reading!

Warm Regards,