BG Bully Project||Philadelphia Pet Photography || Meet Kay and her family
As part of our ongoing “BG Bully Family Project,” we will be posting a selection of photos from each session. We have also pledged to donated 50% of all sales that results from these sessions — prints, wall art, or usb’s of full session — to Pinups for Pitbulls to aid in public education for the protection of bully breed dogs.
We at BG Productions have a strong commitment to animal rescue work and a passion for photographing people, places, and things while telling their story. To reflect these passions, we are embarking on a personal project to help end the negative stereotypes of bully breed dogs. We thought there was no better way to further that mission than to show these beautiful dogs being loved on and loving the humans that saved them — especially with kids! The negative stereotypes some hold are challenged by these beautiful families with loyal bully pets. We also love to showcase “alternative” families that are sometimes discriminated against and often face stereotypes. We LOVE photographing beautiful ink! Couple that with our love of dogs and you’ve got a winner… Follow along on our journey as we try to dispel a lot of myths. As a Philadelphia pet photographer, I wanted to capture some of the Bully Love that is all around. Enjoy this FDR Skate Park Pit Bull Session.
Kay was one of the first people who emailed when I started the BG Bully Project. I was so happy to finally meet her and her sweet Denali as well as her family Jordan, Alyssa, and Reed — and their two cute pitties, Irie and Cypress. They came all the way from Wilkes Barre just to be a part of the project — how AWESOME is that?! And everyone was so sweet. It was cold out, but they were all troopers. We were bummed that for some reason Denali and Irie weren’t hitting it off so they couldn’t be in a big family shot together. But we had fun regardless, and it was so lovely finally meeting Kay and her family.
Here is what Kay had to say…
Denali is my pittie, she was my first foster and my first failure. She was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism a few weeks ago, but we are working on getting her better with her meds. She is a sweet and very loving girl. She really wants to please and is very smart. She was found as a stray when she was three and I don’t really know her background or what she endured as a puppy, but given her behaviors, I believe there was some sort of abuse. We are working on her manners as she can be very excitable. We have completed beginning and intermediate training and she is improving a great deal. Patience and love go a long way with anyone.
Cypress was adopted from a private party. They actually met Cypress’ mom and dad and it appeared to be a “normal situation” and not a puppy mill. Irie was a little more sketchy, they said. They met at a tattoo shop and Irie was the only dog there, hiding in the back. It didn’t feel right to them and they couldn’t leave her there, fearing the worst might happen. So they left with her and didn’t look back! Both of their dogs are like family. Cypress is a sweet loving boy and Irie is their pistol. They are both awesome with Reed, and Irie and Reed are best buds.
Why do you want to be a part of this project?
I think it’s important to educate people on the Bully Breeds. It’s unfortunate how they are perceived, judged, banned, etc. because of ignorant owners and the media, all because they are not educated properly and they rush to judgement. You rarely hear about dog bites or attacks on non bully breeds, and I am certain that they occur, but because there is a stigma attached to these dogs already, they almost don’t have a fighting chance. I want to help change that.
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