Maria Real and her husband Eric Kidwell are not only newlyweds, they’re new (puppy) parents! And just like every other set of new parents out there, they wanted to celebrate this momentous occasion with some professional photography. Annabel Dickson is a shiny new member of their household, and she has already made quite an impression.
Maria says one Friday afternoon she was telling a coworker she wanted a dog. After checking the Austin Pets Alive website, she saw they had just received two puppies, and asked her husband to meet her there after work.
“We got there and there were the two pups. One was very rambunctious, and Annabel was just chillin’. My husband, being the smart man that he is, suggested we get the more chill one, because a puppy is no joke,” said Maria about the choosing process.
They arrived at the rescue first thing Saturday morning, and after paying a couple of small fees Annabel was on her way home, but not without a shopping spree at Petco. Lucky dog!
So what’s the story behind her fun and fabulous name? “My husband and I are obsessed with the Australian show, Summer Heights High, that came out on HBO about six years ago. Our favorite character, Mr. G, wrote a musical about a girl named Annabel Dickson.” As soon as they met their puppy, they decided that just like the character, she was also a party girl, and the rest is history.
Pets are family, and many families do adorable newborn pictures. Annabel was rescued at seven weeks, and was practically a newborn herself. Maria and Eric signed up their photographer friend Lauren Reynolds to snap some pics of Annabel, and as you can see it was maybe the best idea ever.
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