Allow me to introduce you to a very special lady.
Fanny Maye is a velveteen rabbit. A blue coated wonder. A sweet mama bear.
She’s not people shy. But she’s very camera shy.
As John put it, she thinks of the camera as one big eye.
In the animal world, it would be very rude to go around staring at fellow creatures with your big, menacing eye.
I’ve never thought of my camera this way before, but I like to now. It’s a good reminder for a photographer.
To de-emphasize this hunk of glass and plastic. To connect and reconnect with your subject, apart from the lens.
Fanny taught me a lesson about my giant eye.
Dogs are the best teachers.
They show us how to be content.
How to relax.
I mean, really relax.
How to enjoy the shade on a hot day.
How to hang with new friends. Even the cyclopse kind.
How to stay curious.
How to laugh.
How to let it all hang out.
And try new things.
Aside from being gorgeous, funny and smart (triple threat!), Fanny is incredibly loyal. In the short time I spent with her, it became clear that this dog has strong bonds with the people who care for her. She is the kind of dog who will watch you leave for work from the window and wait for you by the door when you get home. She will think about you when you’re not together and she’ll be right by your side when you are.
She’s true blue.
How can you not love a face like this?
Fanny has gorgeous markings on her chest.
Like two lungs.
I think I’m in love with you, Fanny.
I love your golden lion’s eyes.
I love your perfect gray nose.
It reminds me of a dolphin’s wet, slippery skin.
I love your pitt grin.
And your wide pitt stance.
Your velvety blue ears are the 8th wonder of the world.
I love your butt cowlicks.
And those snow capped toes.
There’s so much to love about Fanny Maye.
I love happy endings. If you adopt Fanny, please let me know so we can share the GREAT news with a world that could use more great news.
Do Fanny a solid and share this with all your fellow dog lovers, do gooders and friends.