Swissymouse

August 1, 2009

Feet from the park

Filed under: dogs, photography, rescue dog — swissymouse @ 9:45 pm

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July 20, 2009

Wild Kingdom

Filed under: dogs, lake tahoe, photography, pit bull, rescue dog, shelter dogs — swissymouse @ 6:37 am

I thought I would post 2 days in a row since I barely get around to updating this thing these days.

Lane is now the proud owner of a little Canon Elf which he brought on our trip.

He definitely took a few too many photos that included moi..in all my greasy haired, sweatpants glory. It is funny to see a different perspective on everything since I am usually the one who’s the only one with a camera….

This one is all brought to you by Mutual of Omaha and looks like I’m on assignment photographing wild tigers..IMG_3373

Here is the photo of the photo series…

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Fascinating isnt it??

And to answer that very common question I get asked constantly by people..”If you take all seven of your dogs on vacation with you, how do you keep track of them all?”

It’s all about the single file..just like in kindergarden…the buddy system!

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July 18, 2009

Beware the water buffalo

Filed under: Uncategorized — swissymouse @ 10:50 pm

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Just spent a great few days in South Lake Tahoe with Lane and the dogs.  Had to get our stuff out of storage from last year.  Really fun..why do I live in the city again???

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south lake tahoeThere’s the water buffalo now..going for a drink .

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3712120754_bd6e520a57here is some of the crew getting a drink by the stream after an amazing hike.

May 13, 2009

Show some love!! Foster.

Filed under: dogs, rescue dog, shelter dogs, Uncategorized — swissymouse @ 4:44 pm
The Mutt Scouts has lots of great dogs available for adoption right now…and there’s a bunch more coming in this week.
The problem we are having is there is not enough foster homes.
When dogs are rescued they need to learn about things like love and boundaries. That is where the foster home comes in.
Rescue would not be possible without foster homes. They make the animal rescue world go round.
I’ve basically fostered at least 3 dogs at a time for over 5 years on top of my own  jumble o’ mutts. Yup, that’s a hell of a lot of dogs.

But I think of all those dogs that have come and go. Many came from horrendous circumstances of abuse, neglect, pain and suffering. Many would have died only knowing that. Fostering gives them the best gift any living thing could ask for.

And that makes my heart feel good.

Here is ajust a few of the dogs I’ve fostered.

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Penny

Meatball

Meatball

Ruggles

Ruggles

Chloe

Chloe

Banjo

Banjo

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Farrah

Camille

Camille

Francie

Francie

Elsa

Elsa

Paddie

Paddie

If you would like to foster a dog please contact us at
themuttscouts@gmail.com

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April 27, 2009

Great dogs for you.

Filed under: Uncategorized — swissymouse @ 8:27 am
We just happened to exit the 110 freeway right next to North Central Animal Shelter and I just happened to have my camera- so I had to stop – real quick.
Of course I fell in love with tons and tons of them. Lane said aloud- “there are so many beautiful animals why aren’t people clammering to get them out.”
Oh how I just wish.
Here is my most favorite…
Young girl- only 33 pounds- obviously neglected – super shy. But oh so special…just look at her!!

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DEBBI – ID#A1014768
My name is Debbi and I am an unaltered female, black and brown German Shepherd Dog mix.
The shelter thinks I am about 10 months old.
I have been at the shelter since Mar 05, 2009.

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according to the shelters website she is “injured – i’ll call to find out the story.

i’ve got a bunch more to tell you about – soon.

TEDDY

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Really scared little guy.  His kennel cards says “go slow”

My name is Teddy and I am an unaltered male, tan and white Chihuahua – Smooth Coated mix.

The shelter thinks I am about 2 years and 1 month old.

I have been at the shelter since Apr 06, 2009.

April 16, 2009

Blessing of the Animals

Filed under: dogs, photography — Tags: — swissymouse @ 12:20 am

So I met up with my friend Melissa and went over to Olvera Street for the Blessing of the Animals this past Saturday. I had my two Ol’ bitches with me Loni and Feather. They were dressed in their Sunday best and they looked like angels straight from heaven.

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Blessed Ol'bitches Feather & Loni

It was a fun time to look at all the animals and costumes. Loni and Feather did not actually get Officially blessed by the Cardinal b/c the line was too long. They sure are blessed with some good looks and winning personalities though.

Photos from the Blessing of the Animals…

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March 13, 2009

City Birds & Recycled Rugs

Filed under: dogs, photography, rescue dog — swissymouse @ 5:55 am

I have not posted here in a while. I’ve been pretty busy with the dog rescue.

I live in downtown Los Angeles and our loft is surrounded by clothing factories. I’ve started a new project where I take all the fabric the factories throw away and I’m making the most bad ass rug out of it. I’ll take a photo of it when it’s done.

I’ve also been photographing a lot of city birds…when you live around so much concrete you really notice every bit of nature that comes around.

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and here’s what the mutts have been up to…

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resting

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sniffing

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running along the beach.

wow life is tough.

December 23, 2008

The Face only a mother could love

Filed under: dogs, photography, pit bull, rescue dog, shelter dogs — swissymouse @ 5:11 am


Don’t you just want to squish it into a little Wonder Bread ball.

December 15, 2008

Photo Tours with M

Filed under: photography — swissymouse @ 6:45 pm

Train yard in Vernon Ca.

I never knew this part of Los Angeles existed until I moved downtown.

Vernon as described in Wikipedia..

“The population was 91 at the 2000 census. It has the smallest population of any incorporated city in Southern California; most of the city’s land area is occupied by industrial facilities.

Hence, it is fitting that the slogan on its official city seal is “Exclusively Industrial.”

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December 8, 2008

Fez Fotos

Filed under: dogs, photography, rescue dog — swissymouse @ 11:14 pm

I took Feather out for an all day “pretend your an only child” day. She loved it.

Feather is the only dog of mine that could take or leave the other dogs so she really enjoys pretending they don’t exist sometimes!

We went by my friend’s cool and creepy antique shop to get some old doors and Feather was the perfect model. She will stay perfectly still and stare at you with this look like she is trying to put a spell on you.

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