LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE – Gallery Exhibit – Opening May 2015

 

SBCPF_logo_CMYK_300dpi                                                                                                                                                                                                              Let sleeping dogs lie — who wants to rouse ‘em? – Charles Dickens

 

In this evocative collection, animal photographer Marcia Leeder demonstrates a rather literal interpretation of the classic idiom, “let sleeping dogs lie”, featuring dogs at rest.

Marcia believes the experience of watching animals in moments of deep relaxation can inspire the same feelings of peacefulness in each one of us.

While viewing the exhibit, the artist invites you to inhale deeply through your nose, then release that breath in a great big dog sigh.

 

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PAWSWAY

245 Queens Quay West, Toronto M5J 2K9

Monday 11am-8pm

Tuesday – closed

Wednesday 11am-8pm

Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm

 

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SATURDAY DECEMBER 6, 2014
PET VALU QUEEN & COXWELL
1656 Queen Street East, Toronto (map)
11AM-3PM (please arrive by 2:30pm to make sure you get a spot)

DONATIONS GOING TO: Safehome Animal Rescue

Come to our second of two Holiday Pet Portrait Event of the season, hosted by Pet Valu Queen and Coxwell and receive a complimentary sitting for your pet. Due to space limitations, I will be concentrating at one pet at a time. Mainly headshots for medium to large dogs. Possible full body option for tiny dogs.

I will have a tickle trunk of festive hats, scarves and headgear available to choose from, but please feel free to bring your own. Au naturel is also an option.

Everybody will receive a complimentary 5×7 print (ready for you to pick-up back at the store within a few weeks of the event date). Options to upgrade and purchase additional copies available on the day of the event only, proceeds going to Pet Valu’s animal charity of choice: Safehome Animal Rescue. Promo pricing available on the event day. Cash only.

All pets are welcome, but please keep in mind that this is a public event. All dogs must be kept on leash while waiting in line. If you are bringing a cat or other pet, please bring them in a carrier so that they feel safe and comfortable. Once they are in the penned-off photography studio area they can be free.

The sittings are first-come-first served, so please bring your patience and fun-loving attitude. We’re going to have a fantastic time!

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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2014

PET VALU LEASIDE 95 Laird Drive, Toronto (map)
10AM-2PM (please arrive by 1:30pm to make sure you get a spot)

DONATIONS GOING TO: Lion’s Foundation of Canada Dog Guides

Come to our first of two Holiday Pet Portrait Event of the season, hosted by Pet Valu Laird and receive a complimentary sitting for your pet. Due to space limitations, I will be concentrating at one pet at a time. Mainly headshots for medium to large dogs. Possible full body option for tiny dogs.

I will have a tickle trunk of festive hats, scarves and headgear available to choose from, but please feel free to bring your own. Au naturel is also an option.

Everybody will receive a complimentary 5×7 print (ready for you to pick-up back at the store within a few weeks of the event date). Options to upgrade and purchase additional copies available on the day of the event only, proceeds going to Pet Valu’s animal charity of choice: Lion’s Foundation of Canada Dog Guides. Promo pricing available on the event day. Cash only.

All pets are welcome, but please keep in mind that this is a public event. All dogs must be kept on leash while waiting in line. If you are bringing a cat or other pet, please bring them in a carrier so that they feel safe and comfortable. Once they are in the penned-off photography studio area they can be free.

The sittings are first-come-first served, so please bring your patience and fun-loving attitude. We’re going to have a fantastic time!

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE and please FEEL FREE TO SHARE this link with your friends!

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Last week Cathy and David suddenly lost their beautiful and beloved Great Dane, Morgan. One moment she was playing in the park, the next moment Cathy was cradling her in her arms. Many hearts are broken for Morgan’s family…mine included. We are all keeping her loved ones in our thoughts.

Morgan was as a gentle giant, that entertained thousands on her Facebook page with her daily adventures. She also used her stature to show her support for rescues such as Danes in Distress.

She was well-known in the Dane and dog community…because the statuesque Morgan was in fact a Guinness World Record Holder for being the Tallest Living Female Dog In The World!

She measured 38.6″ at her shoulders and weighed 207 lbs and she just turned 6 last month (FUN FACT: we shared a birthday).

Coincidentally, Morgan’s passing comes just over a month after Zeus, the Tallest Living Dog In The World left us. He was a few days shy of his sixth birthday. How incredible that these two gorgeous dogs met each other.

I was lucky to meet and photograph Morgan, her Yorkie sidekick Penny and family at Pet Valu in the spring. She was invited to tour Ontario as the “spokespet”, raising awareness for rescue during Pet Valu’s Pet Appreciation Month.

She signed many a massive pawtograph on her road trip!

Morgan’s momma says, “A Great Dane face is what captures your heart… their devotion to making you smile & laugh everyday holds it forever.”

I couldn’t agree more. Morgan, we will never forget how you made us smile.

Please head on over to Morgan’s Facebook page to leave some love for her family.

 

(photographed March 2014 at Pet Valu, Strathroy)

MORGAN  – September 9, 2008 – October 1, 2014 – Guinness World Record Holder “The Tallest Female Dog in the World Living”

Multi-talented…giving her pawtograph and sweet kisses at the same time.

The perfect height to get a treat at the counter.

Her gorgeous massive paws!

Morgan’s little pal, Penny.

“OH MY, what huge paws you have!”

Morgan was curious but gentle with the rescue puppies from PAWS UNITED DOG RESCUE

Puppy Paw vs. Adult Dane Paw

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  • October 9, 2014 - 12:47 pm

    Lindsay Flynn - Beautiful post. Thank you for this. Made me cry… I wish they could live forever….
    I’ve been thinking about Morgan and her family since she passed away and I know she’s watching from heaven above. I know that Scooby will help ease the pain.
    She’ll never be forgotten.. Until they meet again….

    xo

I spent a wonderful day at the beach with Jennifer and her fuzzy best friend, Liza. The love between them was an absolute joy to be around. We took in the gorgeous Toronto day by strolling the beach and fishing for rocks. Liza, a sweet gentle old bear of a gal (of 12 years young), with the soulful face of a wise wizard, had a lot to say when I didn’t throw the rocks fast enough. By the time we got back to their beach house, we had worn her out and she was ready to lounge. Well earned graceful lady. See at the beach again very soon.

scroll all the way down to see the 12×12 custom album I created for their session.

 

Check out the awesome 12×12 custom photo album I made for their time together (click here to fully enjoy in HD):

Best Friends – 12×12 Custom Photo Album from Marcia Leeder Photography on Vimeo.

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  • October 7, 2014 - 4:11 pm

    Patricia Lynn - Beautiful…

  • October 7, 2014 - 5:39 pm

    Tami Genge - So amazing. Beautiful. Very emotional photos.

  • October 10, 2014 - 3:29 am

    Judi Tomac - Oh you two ladies are wonderful together. What great memories to have

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