Last spring, our neigbours got Buddy, a Shih Tze puppy. From the first day they got him, as they tried to walk past our back yard (we're on a corner lot), Buddy saw Casey and just walk in through our fence to visit with her. It was love at first sight for all of us! Casey was about to turn 12, a senior for a dog her size, and here was this tiny puppy that just wanted to jump up on her and give her kisses...so adorable!
As you can see in the top left image, Casey was quick to get in on the pouncing fun. Although we certainly see signs of her age at times, when Buddy's around Casey just becomes like an over grown puppy herself. It's so fun to watch them wrestle and play and I really think he helps to keep her young. However, notice the very centre image...that's Casey's way of imposing a short break to get a little rest. Has she captured an adorable little sleep toy or what!
These days its a bit of a tight squeeze for Buddy to get through the fence, but they still play regularly, and right now they are loving the snow!
This photo collage was creating using the print module in Lightroom 4. I then exported it to PSE 11 where I added a subtle soft texture called Cora, by Kim Klassen, at a soft light blend mode and lowered the opacity. I put a layer of the digital scrapbook paper with the musical notes over the lower part only, and again lowered the opacity to allow the text to show through. The final step was to use a variety of heart brushes to stamp on the little hearts on the last image as well as over the text area. Love is in the air...