All in the Family



My mom is a professional photographer who owns Harmony Designs Photography and in her spare time photographs the adoptable dogs for Agape Animal Rescue so they hopefully get adopted faster by having great pictures online. Agape pulled a male and female dachshund from the shelter and realized the female was expecting, at seven weeks old four little dachshund puppies arrived in her photography studio for pictures. The goal was just to get fun puppy photographs and help us all find wonderful homes, but it turned into four crazy hours of puppy wrangling during which time my mom and I fell in LOVE. We were such tiny puppies, at 2lbs each, that my mom had to lay on the floor of her studio to take our pictures! I was the first one place on the scale and from the very first picture I posed like a professional model (this is now my profile picture)! I was fearlessness of the camera, bright lights, and props! As they rotated through me and my sisters when I wasn't in the picture I would crawl up onto my mom's back and fall asleep while she was shooting! My foster mom, Tami, and Agape volunteers joked about how much I loved being in front of the camera and how I loved the studio, but my mom already had two rescue dogs at home and wasn't planning on adding a puppy! A few days later I got a visit from my soon to be new mom and dad at my foster mom's house. We played and laughed and I won him over as well. I found out later that my new mom had a dream about me and in her dream she adopted me and changed my name from Pearl to Pixel: "Pearl is too girly of a name, we need to change it. How about Pixie, nope even worse! But she is so little, like a little pixel! That is it, her name should be Pixel!" That is when she knew I was meant to be part of the family and she called the next day to make it official! I am now a staple at Harmony Designs Photography! I think all of moms clients come by just to see me! I love greeting each person who enters, cuddling with them as they view their photographs, and even making the fussy babies laugh and smile. Each morning I am ready when mom says, "Let's go to work Pixel." I love being a tiny studio assistant!

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Comments (14)
Sep 18, 2011 Oliver & Henry's Mum
Pixel, that is one of the best Bio's I've read (and I read a lot of them as I'm a Moderator). What an absolute darling you are, and obviously ended up precisely where you were meant to be! I wish your humans all the best and applaud their efforts to help other lost angels find their perfect forever homes, as you have found yours. Your name is perfection, just like you! Big hugs from Oliver & Henry, and their Mum, in London, Ontario
Sep 18, 2011 wolfgirl66
I second Oliver & Henry's Mum's comment. You're adorable, Pixel!
Sep 19, 2011 jajohnson89
Wow these pictures are amazing! How do you get the little one to hold still for them? :)
Sep 19, 2011 harmonydesignsphoto
Thank you everyone for your wonderful thoughts and comments! Workin g with little puppies can be a challenge and requires a lot of patience (the first session lasted 4 hours and included naps and outside breaks). We also had a volunteer helping for each puppy so they were all safe and always comfortable. Pixel was the bravest by far in front of the big flashing lights though..she was meant to be a studio dog :) Now she meets clients and will sit and let me check new lighting and background. She just has so much personality in that tiny little body! You can see Pixel's Facebook Page: ?id=100002885627562&sk=wall to see what else she has been up to at the studio.
Sep 23, 2011 Agilitypuppeh
Sep 25, 2011 harmonydesignsphoto
Agility has just been so much fun and a great way for us to learn to work well together! I was just surprised at how much Pixel enjoyed it and how well she did! :) She learned tunnel the 1st week I had her and we started classes when she was about 6 months old. I thought we would just do the beginner class to work with her on new things and listening to me, but she caught on so fast and could out run all of the other dogs! There is an advanced agility center that we are starting classes with in October and we are looking forward to it! I am amazed at how fast and fearless she is though! Will post some video when she starts the advanced classes. Maybe she will be a super agility dachshund! :)
Sep 26, 2011 Agilitypuppeh
She's so awesome.
Sep 26, 2011 Agilitypuppeh
Aww, it didn't add the whole comment! Cooper says hi!
Jan 1, 2012 Dailypuppy Team
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