Bluebonnets and Melvin

Spring has sprung in Austin and I just could not resist getting some pictures with Melvin in the blooming bluebonnets. They’re gorgeous! I love this time of year when the wildflowers start to bloom at the beginning of spring. They line the highways in beautiful colors of blue, red, yellow and sometimes pink. It feels very Texas to me!

We ventured over to a small group of bluebonnets just down the street from us in our neighborhood to snap some quick pics of me and my pup.
I’m so crazy for this lovable pup!

Melvin won a contest!

So the funniest thing happened last week…

Melvin won a photo contest!

My friend Ashley told me about a calendar contest for dogs here in Austin, hosted by Icenhauer’s, benefiting Austin Pets Alive! I submitted Melvin’s picture via #Icenhauersdogmodelsearch and he was picked for the month of November! haha

the face of a model

We drove over to the bar on a cool/rainy Sunday morning for an exclusive puppy photo shoot for the calendar. Since Melvin is Mr. November, he wore his cozy vest and posed by a group of pumpkins. It’s only appropriate for the month of November, right?!
Melvin was so focused on the birds, squirrels, and people passing by that made it a little difficult to capture a relaxed little Melv. Sit, stay, down… All commands out the window! I must say, he was not the natural I was thinking he was going to be. I think he may need some more practice! Here are some pics I thought were hilariously awkward. He’s totally my dog!
Such a goofball, that one!

After our shoot, we stayed a little longer to wait on our friends Ashley and Miss Molly who also had a photo shoot that day. Molly was picked as Miss April and her pictures came out so adorable!! I mean, she had a flower crown! I can’t even.

We walked next door to Banger’s for brunch and shared a huge mimosa between the two of us. I ordered the french toast and Ashley got the chicken and waffles. Both equally delicious.
After brunch, we made our way back home for some lounging and housework. Such a great morning!
I’ll be sure to post any updates about the calendars and when they are ready. I’m thinking maybe give some away as Christmas gifts?!?