Cue the Beatles song…

Where did the year go?  My puppy is not a girl, not yet a woman (sorry had to stick that Britney Spears song in there).  One year ago 9 puppies were born to this happy couple who did the nasty secretly when going outside one fall day.


Sunny was in heat and Jester couldn’t resist her charm. During Christmas of 2008 their breeder noticed Sunny putting on the weight.  Ultrasound revealed a paw waving to her.  A couple weeks later Sunny delivered via c-section.  They were so beautiful and wonderful to visit as I had still mourned my heart dog, Riley.

Red collar girl became mine that March.  We named her Karma.  I adore her, naturally.  She just started agility training this week and we are also working on obedience and rally obedience.  She’s a delight to work with.  We have only one problem:

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Karma is not happy being photographed.  Even when I try to catch a shot with the Iphone, she lowers her eyes as if I am hurting her.  She is worse than my children who refuse to let me photograph them as well.  I am beside myself.  I am a dog photographer who is having trouble connecting photographically with her own dog.

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She is one of those types that doesn’t “smile” much but I know she is happy because her tail thumps quite frequently when I speak to her.  She just has that expression that makes you wonder if she is plotting her next bowel movement in the dining room or chewing a new plant or wooden step in the backyard.

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I cheated in this photo because I let her eat one of her birthday cookies I had piled up for photos.  I don’t know, you be the judge.  Does she appear to be annoyed with me?

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This one reminds me of Riley.  Same expression–they are related of course.

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Once again I cheated with a cookie

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We had a good day. We went to downtown Pleasanton to stop off at Murphy’s Paw and get some of these silly things she is wearing today.

I love my girl.  She’s the best thing that happened in 2009.

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Even if you aren’t willing to pose the way I want, Karma, you are a fine, obedient, outstanding canine.  You do LISTEN and follow through.  You just don’t love the camera.  It loves you though.  Happy First Birthday, baby.

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12 Responses to “They Say It’s Your Birthday-Dog Photographer Pam Biasotti”

  1. meggan :

    aww– Happy Birthday to Karma! She may not love the camera but she loves you and that is all that matters. :) I am happy for you that you have her. I hope I can meet her some day!

  2. Jamie :

    awwww! this made me giggle out loud. that’s too funny pammy. poor karma doesn’t understand. she is REQUIRED to take good photos, she is after all your dog daughter. Sigh, maybe it’s a teenage thing and she’ll grow out of it. you know how teenagers are about getting their picture taken. lol

  3. Corey Sewell :

    These are too cute and your post made me laugh out loud!

  4. Terrilyn :

    Oh she is just GORGEOUS Pammy!! I can’t get over how much she looks like my Sandy girl, of course it just makes me love her even more. That 8th shot of her, the one with her head down and the cake on her paws, CRACKS ME UP!! Love it!! She is very expressive Pammy, you obviously have no trouble capturing her personality. <3 <3

  5. allie :

    oh dear lord- these are WAY TOO FUNNY!!!! and adorable!! LOVE IT!

  6. Joyce Smith :

    Aww!! Happy Birthday, Karma!

  7. Kimberly :

    HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, Karma! I want to smooch her right on the beak. I think you two do your job(s) well.

  8. Claire :

    awww, such sweet photos + a super cute story! also, i LOVE your logo!!!

  9. Barbara B :

    Karma was such a good sport to let you dress her up like that. Great series — made me laugh and smile.

  10. alexa :

    The last two… Oh that look! You’d think you were pinching her in all most all of these… What a silly thing! Doesn’t she know she looks gorgeous? 😉

  11. Hannah :

    It is always lovely to see dogs in such wonderful and so entertaining costumes and they usually got that “torture” face, bless! 😉