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This is Tippy. She looks bored, possibly unhappy, but nothing could be further from the truth. Tippy lives in Visalia, California at a big beautiful old Victorian farmhouse. Next to the house, is a gigantic barn and another old Victorian house that are loaded up to the rafters with antiques for sale to the public.

Tippy is the Official Greeter; a job she excels at. She’s not allowed in the shop inside the old house. Her wagging tail is a hazard. She IS welcome in the barn, which is full of larger pieces and architectural antiques and other such treasures that cannot be beaten to bits by a wagging tail. Tippy was seen on several occasions trotting up to a customer who was down near the floor to inspect a piece and lavishing them with kisses! I had to wait until she was distracted before I could point the camera at her. Every time she saw me in my wanderings on the grounds, she would come along and assist me. It was difficult to get a shot with her nose right up in the camera!

She caught me out there in the yard pointing the camera at her. I think she’s posing for me.

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cropped, otherwise completely untouched
saved as a JPG

By request of Tippy, any and all proceeds from the sale of this image will be cheerfully donated to the Humane Society of the United States

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  • leonie7
    leonie7about 5 years ago

    just beautiful

  • thank you!!

    – Ron Hannah

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromabout 5 years ago

    Awesome portrait work!!! Top Shelf!

  • Thank you SO MUCH, Susan!

    – Ron Hannah

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertabout 5 years ago

    What a face..great shot Rono, she is a doll.

  • Thanks Kim! I wanted to take her home and spoil her! She is such a sweetheart!! I am returning in 2 weeks to help a friend pick up a large purchase, so I’ll get to see her again!!

    – Ron Hannah

  • INERVISIONS
    INERVISIONSabout 5 years ago

    She’s beautiful. Can I have her?
    Excellent photo.

  • LOL!! I think there may be a line!!

    THANKS!!

    – Ron Hannah

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartover 3 years ago

    She looks a little haughty to me. Perhaps this is the look she gives the less than desirable customers – “I think that’s a little out of madam’s price range!”…Great dog, SUPER shot Rono!! :))

  • LOL!! “Haughty” isn’t a word that applies because she loves EVERYBODY. She was, however, wondering just what this idjit was doing pointing that thing at her from across the yard . . .

    THANK YOU!!

    – Ron Hannah

  • AGlassenbury
    AGlassenburyalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations!! You have finished in the top ten of our Homage to our wonderful mutts challenge!!!!

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