Bouvier puppy


He had the appeal of a very young dog of a very large breed — a kind of amiable absurdity.”
Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night

Rosie is a 4 month old Bouvier des Flandres and lives with 13 year old Zen, a Bouvier cross and George, a male Tabby cat of similar age.  The photo session was primarily intended for Rosie but there was no way I could leave without some images of the other fur babies as well.

Rosie | Canon EOS 60D | 24mm, F2.8, 1/125, ISO3200 | Lightroom


The Bouvier des Flandres is a herding dog breed originating in Flanders. They were originally used for general farm work including cattle droving, sheep herding, and cart pulling, and nowadays as guard dogs and police dogs, as well as being kept as pets. The French name of the breed means, literally, “Cow Herder of Flanders”, referring to the Flemish origin of the breed. Other names for the breed are Toucheur de Boeuf (cattle driver), Vlaamse Koehond (Flemish cow dog), and Vuilbaard (dirty beard).”



George | Canon EOS 60D | 50mm F2.2 1/200 ISO3200 | Lightroom

George was most accommodating and patient during his photoshoot, apparently though, it’s best not to get on his bad side as he has a bit of temper.


You know the best example of sincerity? The absolute gold standard?


Angus pointed to the door, outside which Cyril was waiting patiently. A dog. Have you ever met an insincere dog – a dog who hides his true feelings?
Domenica looked thoughtful.

And cats?

Dreadfully insincere, said Angus. Psychopaths- every one of them. Show me a cat, Domenica, and I’ll show you a psychopath. Textbook examples.”

― Alexander McCall Smith, Bertie Plays the Blues


Zen | Canon EOS 60D | 50mm F2.8 1/125 ISO3200 | Lightroom


Just like a big older brother, what a sweet boy Zen is, very calm and tolerant of the exuberant Rosie and her mad antics.


George & Rosie | Canon EOS 60D | 24mm F2.8 1/1250 ISO400 | Lightroom


George keeping the audacious Rosie in line by giving her a couple of cat wallops just for good measure, luckily for her, she’s pretty adept at ducking and diving.


George | Canon EOS 60D | Left 50mm F2.2 1/200 ISO3200, Right top and bottom same settings as left but 85mm lens | Lightroom


George looking fabulous on a Chinese Silk bed cover


Rosie | Canon EOS 60D | 24mm F3.2 1/1000 ISO1600 | Lightroom


I wish I lived in your world, where it’s sunshine and puppies all the time.”
― Charlotte Huang, Going Geek


Rosie | Canon EOS 60D | 24mm F2.8 1/640 ISO1600 | Lightroom


Madame Rosie is teething at the moment and nothing is safe from those sharp little gnashers, she managed to rip my assistant (Mr T) open within 30 seconds of meeting him.  In Rosie’s defense, Mr T has very thin skin and no match for those razor sharp pearly whites.


Zen | Canon EOS 60D | 50mm F3.5 1/800 ISO2000 | Lightroom



Rosie | Canon EOS 60D | 50mm F2.8 1/500 ISO2000 | Lightroom


Happiness is a warm puppy.”
― Charles M. Schulz


Rosie | Canon EOS 60D | 50mm F2.8 1/200 ISO3200 | Lightroom


Stop and smell the roses as often as possible,

moi du toi photography



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