Whoa. Where did September go? I can’t even wrap my mind around just how quickly this summer and September FLEW BY. Sure, everyone always questions how we just snap our fingers and go from January to now-almost-October, but I truly feel like I went to the Avett Brothers New Year’s Eve concert just a week ago.
Needless to say, A LOT has happened in September, and we have quite a bit of catch up to do!
I am SO excited to share these with everyone. Of course, I can’t share all 180 pictures, but that one is one of my favorites. We went to a parking garage in Midtown Charlotte at 7:30 a.m. to take these photos. We worked with a photographer Jack knows through work – Carolina Top Shots; check it out! – and I am just so happy with these.
-That brings me to… DOBBY FACES
Oh, Dobby, Dobby, Dobby.
After we got these photos – a super quick turnaround, Brian uploaded them for us just a couple hours after we took them – I spent an hour zooming into Dobby and just laughing. By myself.
“Ma, get that camera outta my face!”
I can’t even.
We love our sweet dog, but the “smile” trick that some dogs seem to have mastered… that does not come easily (or ever) to our doggo.
He either looks frightened (look at the first picture) or annoyed in all of these pictures. Tell us how you really feel, Dobb…
-Another Dobby topic – DNA test!
Okay, a little Dobby-heavy post here, but who doesn’t love our #DobbyDog? Jack got me a doggy DNA test kit for my birthday.
For years, we’ve always said Dobby was half tree climbing coonhound and half German short haired pointer. Why yes. Our superb Google Image search skills led us to that very specific conclusion, thank you very much.
But guess what.
We were half right.
A perfect half – treeing walker coonhound.
And the other half – MUTT.
I love how they couldn’t even identify what his grandparent could’ve been. Just… a mixed breed in there somewhere.
But no matter what he is, we love him sooooo much! Dobby’s is the silliest, goofiest, funniest doggo I’ve ever met. Sure, you may say I’m biased. But spend just 30 minutes with him, you’ll know what I mean.
-More serious note – a learning experience
And switching gears. I was busy earlier this month working on a 2-part series. It’s a series I truly stumbled upon when I least expected it.
I went to cover a house fire and ended up leaving the scene with a great story idea, thanks to the Charlotte Fire Department’s Public Information Officer.
This is what came out of it.
I learned a lot while putting this story together. I hope it’ll teach you something, too.