Meet Skye!!!

Yes, I know.  Didn’t we just meet a new pet a couple weeks ago?  You did.  That was Blaze the cat, who unfortunately left home and didn’t come back about a week after that post.  I’m hoping he went back to his original home, or that someone else took him in.  I’m thankful that, wherever he went, we were able to get him vaccinated and neutered before he left.

But now I have a NEW adorable fur baby to introduce to you!

English Mastiff Puppy

Her name is Skye (named by my son, Grayson, after his favorite Paw Patrol character), and she is an 8 week old English Mastiff.  Well, she’s 9 weeks old now, but at the time these photos were taken, she was 8 weeks old.

English Mastiff Puppy

She is one of the sweetest, most well mannered puppies I have ever encountered.  She pretty much came to us from her breeder already potty trained.  In the almost 2 weeks we’ve had her, she’s only had maybe three accidents in the house.  Quite a difference from our almost eight year old St. Bernard, Kaylee, who peed in the house every 5 minutes at this age!

English Mastiff Puppy

Speaking of Kaylee, Skye absolutely adores her!

English Mastiff Puppy and St. Bernard

I think she reminds her of her own mom, since she’s so big.  Skye is always trying to cuddle with her or play with her, much to Kaylee’s dismay.  She’s never been much of a cuddler.  But Skye knows when enough is enough, and doesn’t torment her too much.  I think Kaylee is happy to have a friend to play with, even though she’d never admit it.

English Mastiff Puppy

Skye certainly loves playing with toys, and this orange stuffy is one of her favorites.

English Mastiff Puppy

We stopped buying Kaylee toys a while ago, because she never played with them.  But now that Skye has toys, Kaylee finds herself drawn to them, and is starting to love playing with them again.  She’s never been great at tug-of-war, however, and if you try to grab the other end of the rope, she’ll let go, as if she’s saying, “Oh sorry, I didn’t know you wanted to play with this!”

English Mastiff Puppy

The boys certainly love her!  They’re always so excited to help me get her out of her crate, or to give her her hotdog treat when she goes into her crate!  She’s still a little mouthy, you know, from being a puppy and all, so whenever she starts trying to bite on them, Grayson will yell, “No Skye!  No bite!”

Another super adorable thing Grayson will say to her is, “Hi Skye!  It’s me, Grayson!”  And he’ll say it over and over to her, looking at her like, “Why aren’t you responding?”  Haha!  Maybe it’s just me, but I think it’s the cutest thing. 🙂

Puppy Growth Pictures - English Mastiff

I’m going to try to remember to keep taking growth pictures of her every 1-2 weeks, so we can see how much she changes over the next year.  At 8 weeks, she’s already 20lbs!  She could get up to anywhere between 150-200lbs!  Her mom is 160lbs, and her dad is 230lbs, so she’s going to be a big girl!  She’ll definitely pass up Kaylee, who weighs around 95lbs.

English Mastiff Puppy - Puppy Photo Shoot | Southern Daisy Photography

And, of course, you knew it was coming!  I couldn’t have a new baby in the house without giving her a proper “newborn” photo shoot!  Doesn’t she look adorable and hilarious at the same time?  I doubt she’ll even be able to fit inside this basket in a month!  Maybe I should try, just to see the difference.

English Mastiff Puppy - Puppy Photo Shoot | Southern Daisy Photography

Here’s a closeup of her face.  Isn’t she just so smushy and squishy?  I even put one of my newborn headbands on her.  Hehe!  Ok, enough photos.  I’m going to go squish that cute little face before bedtime.  Stay tuned for more Skye posts, and to see how she grows!

Baby Announcement with Dog {Nashville, TN Maternity Photographer}

One of my best friends is pregnant with her first child, and she asked if I could take her baby announcement photos!  I’m so excited for them, and of course, I’m rooting for a boy so my little boys will have a little playmate.  But, obviously, a girl would be amazing as well!  Nothing more fun than buying girly outfits and accessories!

Jenni and Phillip have a Pug named Squeak that they absolutely adore, so naturally they wanted to incorporate him in their announcement.  I think it turned out very cute, if I do say so myself!

Baby Announcement with Dog

Baby Announcement | Southern Daisy Photography

Baby Announcement | Southern Daisy Photography

Baby Announcement | Southern Daisy Photography

Baby Announcement | Southern Daisy Photography

Baby Announcement | Southern Daisy Photography

Baby Announcement | Southern Daisy Photography

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The Many Faces of Kaylee

Many of you know that we have 5 furbabies at our home that we love and adore, and they each have their own unique personalities.  From territorial and hyper Camelot, to laid back and cross-eyed Lazarus, each of our babies brings something different to our household.

The same can be said about our female St. Bernard, Kaylee.  Kaylee was the third animal that Steve and I adopted as a couple, and the first dog (our kitties Lacey and Fancy were our first “babies”).  We brought her home at 8 weeks of age, and she could not be cuter!


This is Kaylee’s “happy face”.  This is the face she makes when she’s happy or excited, or when she’s posing for a picture like this.  Normally I can’t get her to look at the camera, but today for some reason, she didn’t mind the photo shoot.  I think it’s because we let her come into the bonus room with us where she’s not normally allowed.


This is Kaylee’s “burping face”.  Oh yes, I took this picture while she was burping.  It was just luck that I happened to be pointing my camera at her when she let that loveliness out.  She makes this face every time she burps….and let me tell you, it happens a lot!  Such a lady!


Here’s Kaylee’s “yawning face”.  Or maybe she’s laughing…I can’t tell.  Ok, she’s yawning.  But I’m just going to pretend that she’s laughing at a really funny joke I just told.  What’s the joke, you ask?  Well, let me tell you!

How much does it cost for a pirate to get his ears pierced?   A Buccaneer!

Hahahaha…..ok.  That wasn’t that funny, I know.  I’m not a very good joke teller.  But Kaylee seems to think so, or at least that’s what I’m going to keep telling myself.


Here’s Kaylee’s “sniff the kitty” face.  This kitty happens to be Lacey, the one who was sick right before Steve and I left for our honeymoon.  Luckily she is now back to her normal, spunky self.


Here’s Kaylee’s happy face again…..she made a lot of these during this particular photo shoot as I was trying to make different noises and faces so that she’d react how she normally does when there isn’t a camera stuck in her face.


Steve was trying to help by making funny sounds too, and Kaylee was a little confused as to what was going on.


She seems a little unsure about giving her daddy a kiss.


“Your lips smell good, Daddy!  What did you just eat?  Oh, a wonderfully delicious dinner cooked by Mommy?  No wonder they smell so good!  Mommy is such a great chef!

Why thank you, Kaylee!  You’re too kind.

Whenever you want Kaylee to give you a kiss, she more just sniffs your lips than kisses you.  I guess that’s a good thing, because Camelot will lick you right on the mouth with that huge St. Bernard tongue, and I don’t know how much of that I could handle.


Here’s the face I was looking for!!!!!  Kaylee makes this face whenever she’s confused about something.  She’ll be panting (because that’s what big, hairy dogs do in an environment that is not at winter temperatures), and then if we make a weird noise, or she sees something that is confusing, she’ll close her mouth but her tongue will still be sticking out.  It’s the most hilarious face that she makes and it cracks me up just looking at it!  I think I’m gonna need some lotion.

Get it?  Cracks me up.  Need lotion……………..Is this thing on?


I know I’m cute, Mom, but can you stop taking pictures of me now?



If you’ve seen the movie Up you’ll get that reference.  If not, well then, I can’t help you.


Those are just a sampling of the many faces Kaylee makes on a daily basis.  She makes more facial expressions than any dog I’ve ever known.  She definitely has a special personality, and its fun to try to figure out what she’s thinking.  We love you Kaylee!  Our lives would not be complete without you in it.