Santa Paws

One of these is not like the others

Can one jolly ol’ elf bring?

I don’t think I have ever enjoyed working with someone as much as I enjoy working with Santa Paws. The jolly ol’ elf is a genius in his own right.

*Insert here: Damn those warm southern winters for taking him away.

Santa Paws is always up for whatever I ask of him. And, he does it with a smile and a twinkle in his eye. His expressions are on the other side of priceless and I really believe he loves what he does.

Together we powered through a whole big bunch of pets last year. I was exhausted by the time our whirlwind tour was over. I experienced a whole range of emotions when he hopped in his sleigh to head for the deserts of the Southwest. I was sad, I knew how much I would miss him. I was happy for him, while we were shoveling our rare snow fall, he was swimming in the backyard pool. I was delighted that we had such a successful season. We were able to donate a nice chunk of change to three area non-profit pet organizations.

Santa Paws is almost always my biggest fundraiser. I think I need more time with Santa Paws.

We have just a couple of appointments left for Saturday, Sept. 23 at the farm. If you would like a unique photo of your pet with Santa Paws, email Holly at holly@terrijacobson.com soon.

And, your last chance to have a photo with the jolly ol’ elf is Sunday, Oct. 1 at Nature’s Pet Market Salem. We’ll be there from noon to 4 pm. Again, we encourage appointments. You can email Holly at holly@terrijacobson.com and book a time.

Unless by some minor miracle, this is it. Your last chance to get a portrait of your pet with the one and only Santa Paws.

Santa Paws

Gotta love Santa Paws

Is not like the others

There are a few perks to doing Santa Paws in September. For me, it seems like once mid-November arrives, I am running from one day to the next and I’m sure it’s that way for everyone.

Custom holiday cards will be available to order and they should be ready to no later than mid-October. Imagine how nice it would be to have holiday cards done early.

We have two available dates left.

Saturday, Sept. 23 is extra special. We will be at a farm in NE Salem and the weather looks like it is going to be spectacular. 70° and partly cloudy. Imagine having photos with Santa in a grassy field with blue skies behind. Seriously, it can’t get any better. We still have a few appointments left that day and we’ll be there from 10 am to 2 pm.

Sunday, Oct. 1 we’ll be back at Nature’s Pet Market Salem from noon to 4 pm. That is our very last day with Santa Paws and it’s the last time I will be doing photo sessions at a pet store in Salem this year. We still have appointments available for that day as well and will do our best to work in walk-ins.

If you’ve missed having photos with Santa Paws before, I’m afraid this is your last chance. Santa Paws has moved to the sunny Southwest.

Call Holly at 503-999-1926 or email her at holly@terrijacobson.com to book an appointment and get directions to the farm.

Santa Paws

One of these is not like the others   

And checking it twice.

I have it on good authority that the Jolly Ol’ Elf himself has made his way back to Oregon and he’s getting ready to meet all of the good little pets.

Last year in the spring, Santa Paws told me he was retiring to Arizona. He was ready for some fun in the sun.

I felt like he was breaking up with me.

I know in my heart of hearts there will never be a Santa Paws like him. This will be his last time as Santa Paws here in Oregon.

I would love nothing more than to send him off to the sunny Southwest with more love than he knows what to do with.

We have two available dates left.

Saturday, Sept. 23 is extra special. We will be at a farm in NE Salem and the weather looks like it is going to be spectacular. 70° and partly cloudy. Imagine having photos with Santa in a grassy field with blue skies behind. Seriously, it can’t get any better. We still have a few appointments left that day and we’ll be there from 10 am to 2 pm.

Sunday, Oct. 1 we’ll be back at Nature’s Pet Market Salem from noon to 4 pm. That is our very last day with Santa Paws and it’s the last time I will be doing photo sessions at a pet store in Salem this year. We still have appointments available for that day as well and will do our best to work in walk-ins.

If you’ve missed having photos with Santa Paws before, I’m afraid this is your last chance.

Call Holly at 503-999-1926 or email her at holly@terrijacobson.com to book an appointment and get directions to the farm.

We look forward to seeing everyone again this year.

 

Blue weimaraner

Asher the blue Weimaraner.  

Your day starts with a 10 month old weimaraner puppy

I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for stopping by Nature’s Pet Market Salem for a pet portrait today.

I had the pleasure of photographing some really nice dogs and cats. Asher started my day off perfectly. Everyone knows my love for weimies, especially since I’m a two-time weimie grammy.

In true weimaraner fashion, this beautiful pup had enough enthusiasm for all the pets that followed. It was quite easy to fall in love with him.

I’m fairly certain weimies were born with springs in their long beautiful legs and Asher knew how to use his. He also knew how to gaze back at me with his eyes and completely turn me into a puddle of goo.

Karen and I had a wonderful time today meeting the dogs and cats with their owners that love them so.

Again I want to thank everyone that stopped by for a pet portrait.

Don’t forget we’ll be back at Nature’s Pet Market Salem on October 1 from noon to 4 pm with our favorite Santa Paws.

Shiba with a few balloons

Gus

Somehow we went from too wet to work in the garden, to spending every available minute in the the garden, to “Oh good grief, how could it possibly be fall already.”

Nature’s Pet Market in Salem is already celebrating their 7th anniversary and we’ll be right there to celebrate with them. We’ll also be there with Santa Paws on October 1.

This event is special though. We are donating 50% of the proceeds to a very special kitty named Skooter. Skooter is a tripod kitty adopted from the Willamette Humane Society. As a tiny kitten one of his rear legs was amputated and the hind leg he has isn’t working as well as it should. Kari, the manager at Nature’s Pet Salem is doing everything she possibly can to give this little guy a quality life.

Quality vet care doesn’t come with an inexpensive price tag. Skooter is doing water therapy and that will no doubt strengthen his front legs. To really be mobile, the little guy is going to need a set of wheels. And, there is a good chance he might need more surgery.

We really want to help Skooter out. We are going to donate 50% of our proceeds to Skooter.

We’ll be at Nature’s Pet Market Salem on Saturday, September 16 from 11 am to 3 pm taking pet portraits and celebrating their anniversary, but we are really hoping to give Skooter a leg up (so to speak).

Join us on Saturday, have some fun celebrating, create a memory and help out Skooter.

Here is a little more of his story https://www.gofundme.com/skootycat