It all started on July 27th when I posted photos of a felt dog that I made as a ‘thank you’ gift for someone who went above and beyond for us.
Say ‘hello’ to Doc, a Blue Heeler.
I posted photos on my Kenleigh Acres Facebook page and the orders started coming in and the dogs started moving out!
The first group shot.
Some of them have been special replicas of dogs that have moved on and left a hole in their owner’s hearts. This is Kodi. She was a very special dog for my sister and I can remember hiding her in my room as a tiny puppy for a few days before Christmas, many years ago.
This is Sally Sue…a Basset Hound. Don’t tell the others, but she is one of my favorites 🙂
More dogs and another group shot.
A fun group of Aussie girls…
Bubbles, Dabble, and Mardi.
Some of the dogs are serious workers, much like they are in life.
When I finished this American Eskimo, I went to bed thinking about where I wanted to take a picture of it the next morning. My mind went on a creative tangent and my poor husband woke up to me asking him if he could help me take another group shot of the dogs on the back of one of our sheep! Bless his heart, he just kind of shook his head and said ‘sure’.
So, we boxed up the pups and headed out to the pasture.
An adult ram in a breeding group isn’t the sheep I would normally choose, but Aragon isn’t really a ‘normal’ ram.
My husband scratched his chin while I set the dogs on his back. Aragon just kind of melts and goes into a trance when you touch him. Perfect for taking photos!
Unfortunately, he also wags his tail, so a couple of the pups took a plunge. They were set up again and…
we got the shot!
I added a little bit of wording and
I now have a sign to take with me to the upcoming fiber shows.
I love that my passion for sheep and dogs have collided in such a fun way!
All of the dogs can be seen on my Kenleigh Acres Facebook page.
That is very cool!
I kept meaning to tell you in person at AGM. The dogs are great. You are not only talented in making them, but what a wonderful marketing photo and text. By the way, I just saw Jackie’s wall hanging in person. Gorgeous!
Thank you 🙂 I keep meaning to ask her what her husband thought of it.
Such an amazing story, Shannon. Of course, it brought tears to my eyes when you mentioned the American Eskimo you made me. Love that your two passions are collided and that you have a husband that supports you in your adventure. Such a great shot and it make a perfect sign.
Thank you, Brenda!
Shannon, how much would you charge to make one of my little Nellie dog?
I just love that you have a husband who would walk out in the pasture with you and hold the sheep while you lined up your dogs on the sheep’s back. It makes me smile every time I think about it! Love the dogs, too. They are so life like! And the business photo is great!! Dona
He is a pretty special guy 🙂 Thank you!
These are FANTASTIC!!!!!!!