Sometimes I spend quite a while with a dog, taking several dozen shots of it and even then have a hard time choosing one image which I think portrays it clearly and in a good light. Then other times, for whatever reason, the dogs are like professional models and they shine through in every image.
Malachi, a Maltese Terrier, whom I had mistaken for a Chinese Crested when I first glanced at him, is one such dog. It's not just that he's got a rather outrageous hair cut, style and colour, especially for a Maltese, but his personality also has a natural star quality to it. This is one dog Paris Hilton would be lucky to get in her purse.
Parker's photo was already up in yesterday's post but I want to show you some of his other shots. This guy really doesn't stop smiling and it's a smile coming from a dog that means it. He's gregarious, has a big personality and is a real delight to hang out with.
For adoption information on these and other dogs (and cats and other animals), please visit Toronto Animal Services.