National Puppy Day – 23rd March

Yesterday was National Puppy Day and #nationalpuppyday has been trending on twitter in the USA.

National Puppy DayWhat is National Puppy Day all about.. seems like a good reason to have a holiday to me!

National Puppy Day was founded in 2006 by Collen Paige who was also the founder of National Dog Day and National cat day. It has trended on twitter for the last three years.  It’s a day to celebrate the love that puppies bring to our lives but most of all to help save orphaned puppies across and the way that they are often mistreated and kept in puppy mills in the USA. Puppy Mills are large commercial organisations that operate for profit over the welfare of the puppies.

digital photographer_0079Not all puppies like the ones above are lucky enough to have good breeders and end in good homes, many are very poorly treated and neglected and end up in dogs homes because the owners did not think of the commitment and cost before buying.  The kennel club provide some useful information on purchasing a puppy. http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/getting-a-dog-or-puppy/

Puppies are full of life and energy and take up a lot of time if looked after properly in the first few months.  They give unconditional love. It’s a shame that some many are not given the same respect by humans.

digital photographer_0080A dog can express more with his tail in seconds than his owner can express with his tongue in hours. ~Author Unknown

Thank you for reading my post – http://www.meltaylorphotography.co.uk/pet_portraits.html

Oxford Mail – Thursday

Just round that I got a little mention in the Oxford Mail on Thursday.  For See here.. http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/business/news/11724458.Snapper___s_wildlife_shots_up_for_award/

Snapper’s wildlife shots up for award

A detail from one of Mel Taylor’s photographs

A detail from one of Mel Taylor’s photographs

First published Thursday 15 January 2015 in News

Letcombe Regis photographer and businesswoman Mel Taylor has been shortlisted for a national award for her wildlife shots.

The 50-year-old mother-of-two will find out on Saturday if she has been named Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographer’s Photographer of the Year.

Mrs Taylor, who set up her firm after being made redundant nine years ago, works from a studio at her home in Letcombe Regis and specialises in nature and family portraits.

 

Latest Business news:

 

Mel Taylor Photography article in Local Press

Article in the Papers ref – Mel Taylor Photography

Click on Link below to read the full article.

http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/business/11038669.Career_change_wasn___t_snap_decision_for_photographer/