Key to the Hound’s Heart – A Halloween theme photoshoot

Key to the Hound’s Heart – A Halloween theme photoshoot

Posted on Oct 30, 2023

Year 11. Eleven years of dreaming up an image every Halloween, inspired by and centered around our goodest girl, Willow the Wild. Unfortunately, and not dissimilar to previous years, the world is heavy with hurt. So much pain, violence, injustice, death and despair. I’m not here to write about that, there are far better voices […]

Canis Major: The Heart Dog

Canis Major: The Heart Dog

Posted on Aug 31, 2023

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. –Anatole France You’ve no doubt heard the term before in one of its many manifestations: Heart dog, forever dog, soul dog, that one dog. Whatever they are called, these unique and beloved animals change our world in ways we can’t always describe. […]

Willow, this is for you – a Halloween theme photoshoot

Willow, this is for you – a Halloween theme photoshoot

Posted on Dec 6, 2022

Year 10. We’ve been doing this anti-burnout creative project for ten years! This year marks the tenth concept we bring to life; and our supernatural dog muse celebrated her 10th birthday. Every concept is tied to her, inspired by her, dedicated to her, created for her because… she came into our lives and opened a […]

A Visit to Madame Leota- a Halloween theme photoshoot

A Visit to Madame Leota- a Halloween theme photoshoot

Posted on Oct 30, 2021

I probably say it every year. My favorite thing about doing this Halloween project for the past nine years (nine???), is the ability to bring a little magic and creativity during a time when we feel burnout most heavily. This is truer still, in the wake of a pandemic we are all still trying to […]

Our Wishes for You and Yours this New Year

Our Wishes for You and Yours this New Year

Posted on Dec 30, 2020

It’s been a rough year on us all. Regardless of what color glasses you view this past 2020 year with, here at The Labs & Co. HQ we have a simple saying for the end of the year, and this one is no exception. Take all the good with you. Find gratitude, especially in the […]

A Life, Wild and Celebrated

A Life, Wild and Celebrated

Posted on Jan 23, 2014

: from The Labs : “We’ve come a long long way together, Through the hard times and the good, I have to celebrate you baby, I have to praise you like I should…” (Praise You by Fatboy Slim)   Our girl is two years old today. It means so much more to us knowing a […]

On Winter Walks

On Winter Walks

Posted on Jan 21, 2014

: from The Labs : Winter reminds me of the sweetness of warmer days. I don’t mind the cold, and frankly, I miss the much needed rain we are supposed to have this time of year. But California is going through a drought this winter; a fact that did not become present in my mind […]

Willow the Wild: Lessons in Courage from a Fearful Dog

Willow the Wild: Lessons in Courage from a Fearful Dog

Posted on Nov 27, 2013

: from the Labs : In May of 2012 I brought home a foster puppy with special needs. We adopted her in September and in doing so, made a Promise. Now, a year (and a little more) later, she is no longer a puppy, we continue to work hard, she has given us challenges, and […]

Willow, Stay… Forever.

Posted on Oct 3, 2012

from the Photo Lab A shelter can be a stressful place for many dogs and cats, and if looks weren’t enough of an obstacle, (animals with a dark coat color, mainly black, are the last to get noticed and/or adopted whether by stigma, or being outshined by more colorful and attractive prospects) personality and first impressions […]