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Furry Mood Enhancers

I have to confess .... I love the smell of my dog's paws. I know right? ..... Call me whatever you want (a tad crazy) but it's true, they smell like popcorn. Over the last little while, I've had a few shoots that happen to involve places of business that allowed their pet dogs to roam about. I just loved having a furry friend circle me as I shot.

Some studies are being done on bringing specially trained animals into clinical settings, which is happening in more and more hospitals and nursing homes. One of the biggest advantages of letting patients interact with animals in such places appears to be improved mood and reduced anxiety.

First off we have Scout in whom was wandering around the show room at Cantu Bathrooms, it wasn't my idea to put him in the bath!

Then while shooting at Noise Digital, I met Teddy.

Tom & Brent over at Southlands Nursery have an older dog named Corona. They ended up proud owners of this guy after his original owners sold the home to Tom & Brent and didn't want to take Corona with them. When I was shooting at the nursery, Corona was there but is frightened of the camera as you can see from these pictures. We think he might have been slightly abused by his previous owners. At least he's in good hands now.

Then there's Kylie who hangs with Ross over at Livingspace.

Samson belongs to Claudine over at Bioethique and I can't say he hangs out all day at the day spa but for the shoot he joined in for some rumpus.

Have a great week!!