Have you ever met a blue merle that actually turned his fur blue? In the midst of my venture in improving upon my pet photography, I am learning about dog behavior, breeds, temperaments, etc. as well as their mischievous ways. I have had many fur babies throughout my life — Freckles, Callie, Fibonacci, and now Wrigley Tacoma—and had times of laughter, tears, and frustration at what all my dogs would get into. This friendly, playful Australian Shepherd almost had to cancel his photoshoot. Two weeks prior to our session, he was snooping around and found himself amongst firecrackers he had found stored away. No, they weren't lit, but they were blue! Somehow, in investigating them, he turned patches of his white fur blue. Thank goodness for photoshop; let's say the post-production process took a little more time erasing away all the blue amongst his fluffy, white cotton-colored hair. He was a joy to photograph! All pet parents seem to walk away thinking there is no way the photographer captured workable images, but I always have, even when I thought I hadn't. Here are some before and after shots of our wonderful 1-year-old, "blue" merle Australian Shepherd whose name is Britchez. If you are a dog lover, you understand loving the dog and his/her mischievous ways!