Friday, December 4, 2009

California Clinic
To say we were warmly welcomed to Antelope Valley would be an understatement. We had a great time and met
fabulous people. Sally Douglas was our host, her place is beautiful.
Sitting in the middle of a picturesque desert, it provided amazing photographic opportunities. Sally opened her home to us, and shared it graciously with everyone.
The clinic and lessons were great. It ran like clockwork. A big thank you to Mike & Sport who worked their tails off making sure the sheep were sorted and ready to go for Norman.
Pat Gannan did a super job, doing all of the scheduling for the clinic, and the photographic sessions. I appreciated it so much.
We were able to steal the last tidbit of sweet light from the desert, for an image of he and his lovely wife.
Terry Kenny, of Task Farms, provided the sheep for the clinic, taking the time to bring fresh sheep on Sunday. It was a pleasure to photograph him and his wonderful hat.
Congratulations to Spike, he landed himself in heaven! He now lives with Dr. Bob Schooley of Torrance, California. Bob is a doctor of veterinary medicine, and the nicest man you will ever meet. Since Spike is the nicest dog you ever want to meet...they were meant for each other. We wish them many happy years together .

We want to thank everyone, we enjoyed you all. We hope you had a great time, learned a lot and enjoy your beautiful images that we created together.
P.S Thanks Kathy for the great cooking, I left CA wearing a different size!


  1. Thank you! Are ya frezzzzzziiing? Stay warm!

  2. Thanks for posting these. Now I can point my family to the blog to see the great photo you took of our family while we wait for the actual prints.

    It was a great pleasure having you and Norm in California.

  3. Great photos, Vickie! Hi Sally! You look great! And Terry! Haven't seen those guys in a dog's age! Who's that cute pup in Sally's arms?

  4. Vickie,
    Beautiful shots of everyone. Dr. Bob and Spike look great together! What great light in the desert. My Moses' "Vickie shot" is getting framed for Xmas. Right about now I'm wishing I was in California ( 10 degrees here this am). Happy Holidaze

  5. There handsome people you cant mess them up!!
    Thats a cute puppy. Jodi, I believe she named him Cash. We Tried to steel that one from her. She checked our car before we left, darn it!
    Hope your framing goes well Jeanne, we are freezing with you! still able to work dogs. no snow!!

  6. Just wanted to say what a wonderful weekend this was. I can't thank Norm and Vickie enought! I think I now have new best friends. Not enough to give them Cash, but there are times.. Vickie I still can't believe what a great pic that is. Just missing Trapper. All of you come spend the cold winters here with me! Jodi you can always come back to the maddness!

  7. Norm and Vickie, Thank you for coming out to California and giving the clinic-the clinic was really helpful and learned a bunch. Thanks Vickie for the photos-it was a once in a life experience. Spike continues to amaze me he's doing great and continue to partner up both on and off the field. He's a great dog, thank you again!! Bob