What a pleasure to discover that the AKC used a photo of Cooper, taken by Russ, to illustrate an article re-published on the AKC website on June 25, 2015. (The original article was published without photos in the July 2014 AKC Gazette.)
They used a cropped version of the photo in the header of the web page, and the full photo farther down in the article. If the link doesn’t work, you can click the image to visit a PDF of the article.
Russ had taken that shot, plus others that I personally like better, back in 2011. He had just made some portraits of Tammy’s three dogs: Mowlgi (Cooper’s litter brother), Cameo, and Gosling*, and was editing those photos.
Cooper obviously felt that his input was needed. He loved the camera, and I guess that extended to the computer from time to time.
So, in a way, Russ had actually taken Cooper to work that day. Or maybe it was Cooper who invited Russ to work with him. Either way, they made a team.
In a way, I guess, they still do — virtually — through the magic of publishing.
* The three dogs:
- Mowgli — CH Realta’s Bear Necessesities of Yo-Yo CD RE JH JHU CGC WD
- Cameo — Yo-Yo’s Cameo Moment CD RA CGC
- Gosling — Yo-Yo’s Not What You Think RN