SBACC Adoptables :: February

While Sarah and I were hard at work at the shelter last weekend, we had the pleasure of seeing not one, but two dogs from the shelter go home with their new families! (Eddie and Jake, from our last trip.) Needless to say we were working with even bigger smiles than usual. :)

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Speaking of bigger than usual, mister Brewser here is a Saint Bernard mix who has lots of puppy energy but was also great at mugging for the camera.

Ellingsen Photography SBACC Adoptable Dogs-Brewser

And then there’s Diesel. Whose eyes are like those spiral hypnotic joke glasses – because honestly, I couldn’t stop looking at him! If you’re looking for a Husky, don’t wait to go see him because with his calm demeanor he won’t be at the shelter much longer!

Ellingsen Photography SBACC Adoptable Dogs-Diesel

Ellingsen Photography SBACC Adoptable Dogs-Diesel Husky

Is it wrong that I just want to bury my face in his fur? I don’t even care how much it would make me sneeze.

Ellingsen Photography SBACC Adoptable Dogs-Diesel 4

Pretty shepherd mix Jasmine was a bit shy with us at first, but she warmed up to Sarah pretty quickly and it turns out she thinks she’s a lap dog. Which I’m all for, no matter what size they are!

Ellingsen Photography SBACC Adoptable Dogs-Jasmine

Ellingsen Photography SBACC Adoptable Dogs-Jasmine-2

Speaking of dogs who think they fit in your lap, meet Jackson. He’s super friendly and playful, and good with cats too!

Ellingsen Photography SBACC Adoptable Dogs-Jackson 2

Ellingsen Photography SBACC Adoptable Dogs-Jackson

Jessie is kind of the matriarch of the bunch at nine years old, and Sarah and I just loved how calm and gentle she was with us – I can easily picture her adopting the kids of any family as her own and tolerating all sorts of toddler abuse. (Like Linus the Boxer and his family.)

Ellingsen Photography SBACC Adoptable Dogs-Jessie

Ellingsen Photography SBACC Adoptable Dogs-Jessie 2

I just love seeing dogs that have that two-tone caramel coloring, so I was a very happy girl working with sweet Lizzie, a Manchester terrier. You’d never know she came in with a case of mange – she’s recovered beautifully!

Ellingsen Photography SBACC Adoptable Dogs-Lizzie

Ellingsen Photography SBACC Adoptable Dogs-Lizzie-2

London is a super cute Fox Terrier mix, and still a puppy. But I have my fingers crossed that those ears keep growing with her!

Ellingsen Photography SBACC Adoptable Dogs-London Fox Terrier

Ellingsen Photography SBACC Adoptable Dogs-London Fox Terrier

London’s roomie is Roscoe, who, in case you were wondering, is proof that Doxie + Corgi = adorable. He’s only ten months and such a sweetie! Also: floppy ears.

Ellingsen Photography SBACC Adoptable Dogs-Roscoe

Ellingsen Photography SBACC Adoptable Dogs-Roscoe 2

And then we have Thelma and Louise. These two are too bonded to be adopted separately, but who would want to split up a pair like this? Quick – somebody find a pint-size convertible for them to ride around in!

Ellingsen Photography SBACC Adoptable Dogs-Thelma & Louise

Ellingsen Photography SBACC Adoptable Dogs-Thelma

Ellingsen Photography SBACC Adoptable Dogs-Louise

Until next time…


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Greyhounds CAN SitFebruary 22, 2012 - 1:14 am

Awww, what a huge amount of cuteness there! I could bring them all home. How could anyone give up such lovely looking dogs? You’ve done a wonderful job with their pictures and I hope they all find their forever homes very soon. They all look like they will make some lucky people very happy:)
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KristinOFebruary 23, 2012 - 9:16 am

What a beautiful group! I especially love the second shot of Lizzie – wow!

Shauna (Fido & Wino)February 23, 2012 - 10:35 am

The eyes! I always get pulled in to their beautiful eyes… your photography does that. Such gorgeous pups :)
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Instagram Love :: Winter in SoCal

They don’t call it sunny Southern California for nothin’, and this winter has been especially mild, even for us! Just a few rainy days, some cold days in December but otherwise pretty mild. And today it’s supposed to get up to 80! No complaints here, I just wish daylight savings would hurry up so we could enjoy the weather more.:)

Here’s what my iPhone has been seeing lately (I’m @ellingsenphoto on Instagram)…

  • Dante showing off our new inside welcome mat (well, it’s more of a goodbye mat and always gets this song in my head)
  • On our dam adventure
  • I tried out a local ranch market and got all of this for $4.52!
  • I was a bad, bad girl
  • Happy first birthday to Cassidy!
  • On laundry day, a fuchsia sundress + sweater tights is totally acceptable

  • It poured for hours one Saturday morning, so Dante and I snuggled under the electric blanket and watched movies on Netflix
  • Attempting to beat my friends at Settlers of Catan…not successful. But it’s a super fun game!
  • Peekaboo!
  • We had a few pea soup mornings
  • Perfect weather for a long walk with my mom and Dante
  • He makes for good migraine day company

When I’m at home on the computer, I use Webstagram to keep up with my feed. And I’m really thinking about ordering some Stickygrams – fridge magnets out of Instagrams! :)


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JacquelineFebruary 9, 2012 - 10:19 pm

oooh this new layout… snazzy!

also, i am so digging that instagram shot of the foggy street.

and hasn’t the weather been so weirdly mild? even up north here. even the like 1.3 days of rain we had was so mild.


Welcome to the new & improved! Since I’m such an avid blogger, I decided it was way past due that I combine everything into one place. I believe the appropriate word is blogsite.:)

So take a peek around, and let me know what you think! I’ve still got some tinkering to do and some galleries to update, but there’s lots of fresh blog content heading your way. I’m thrilled with how easy ProPhoto has made this transition, I can’t say enough good things about their product.

Thanks for checking out my new corner of the interwebs!


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nikkiFebruary 7, 2012 - 5:39 pm

I love it… it looks fantastic. :)

NancyFebruary 7, 2012 - 7:04 pm

Very nice, love it. It’s totally you. And really like the fonts!

Greyhounds CAN SitFebruary 8, 2012 - 12:18 am

I’m here early:) This looks wonderful:) Very professional but friendly too:) Will go update my RSS feed now!

ElizabethFebruary 9, 2012 - 2:03 pm

What an awesome new site! I love the colors and those big, interesting social icons. :) Saved to Feedly!

February Desktop Background

Here in Southern California I associate early spring with jasmine, one of my favorite scents. Looking back through my archives from last year, I found this in my February folder and realized that soon enough it’ll be about to pop again! My parents have a giant jasmine plant in their backyard that has really become more like a tree, and you know I’ll be stealing bunches of it for my own place.:)

I just love this quote from Will Rogers (another Southern California institution), because I think letting it’s something everybody has to tackle at least once in a while.

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Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend!


P.S. Fonts are all lovely free ones that I find myself using over and over: Wisdom Script, SmallTypeWriting, Ostrich Sans, and Ribbon.

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fifth floor apartmentFebruary 6, 2012 - 6:24 am

love that quote. so often mantras about that are about staying in the present instead of looking too far ahead, but i like the sentiment of this one better :)

xo alison
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VickieFebruary 14, 2012 - 9:49 pm

such a gorgeous image, love the quote too

Happy Weekend!

Hope you enjoy your weekend as much as Dante enjoys sleeping in the sun. (That’s his I-just-woke-up face.)

Ellingsen Photography Dante Italian Greyhound Sleeping in the Sun

Some good reads this week:

  • I’m now jonesing for the wee digital Minox camera after seeing what the always-amazing Rachel Devine did with it.
  • Jacqueline’s gorgeous photos of gourmet hot chocolate made me immediately question my choice of Swiss Miss instant this morning.
  • Learning my Photoshop ABCs is one of the best things I ever did for my mouse hand. Katrina over at Pugly Pixel put together the prettiest cheat sheet for them that I’ve ever seen!
  • A wonderful tutorial on how the folks over at Yellow Brick Home frame using vintage frames they thrift. It never occurred to me you could get glass cut to size!

I’ll be hard at work on a blog/website redesign (ssshhh), finding a decent pair of jeans and taking a trip to the shelter. What are your plans?


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Greyhounds CAN SitFebruary 3, 2012 - 2:33 pm

What a stunning photo of Dante and I’m so jealous of your sunshine! It’s raining yet again here. So much for our summer! Sounds like you’re going to have a fun weekend:) Give the pups at the shelter a big pat for me!
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JacquelineFebruary 5, 2012 - 8:40 pm

Thanks for the shout out! :) The weekend was relaxing for me; no big trips or anything. Sometimes you just need some R&R!

Can’t wait to see your website redesign!
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fifth floor apartmentFebruary 8, 2012 - 10:08 am

love the tail :) and the site looks great!

xo alison