Category Archives: {2011}

Rusty & Roxy 12/26/2011 {Pet}

I’ve been asked recently how my kids are doing. So I thought I would photograph them and share it with everyone.

Rusty is now 15.5 pounds and doing great! He is a great big brother! He is kind, gentle and sweet! He allows her to tug and tear at his ears and bite his legs.

Roxy is now 5.8 pounds. She is a talker! She has started to sleep on the bed with Rusty and I. Not one mistake thus far! Let’s keep our fingers crossed! She is a puppy and does the puppies things. From what I can tell, she has adjusted pretty well!

For the both them, they play together well. At times a bit rough but I image that is just the way dogs do it. Just happens to be around the time I want to sit down and watch a movie. lol The cutest thing I’ve noticed is how much they are together. When we are out on walks or in the house she rubs up against him to say “hey I’m here”.  It’s totally cute!

Well enjoy the few photographs I have of them as of 12/26/2011.

Anthony Lujan Photography
Serving Orange County and Los Angeles County
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Roxy – My 38th birthday gift to myself {Pet}

Roxy is the newest edition to the Lujan Family! Last Wednesday I went out unexpectedly and looked at this precious little Shih Tzu. Shortly after Rusty and I spent time with her, we took her home.

They got along. Rusty never been around a puppy before did amazingly!

He even started to share his toys.

Roxy has some amazing colors. The black is only on the tips. The vet said they will grown out
and become beige. But the black around her face should stay.

I Love puppies! and even more I love this little girl!

She loves the camera. I think I’m in trouble.

Anthony Lujan Photography
Serving Inland Empire, Orange and Los Angeles Counties
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Two Years Ago Today I Lost A Wonderful Woman, My Grandma Nada {Legacy}

It’s been two years today since my Grandma Nada passed before my eyes and while I was holding her hand.

I’m missing you everyday.
I miss your guidiness.
I miss your hugs.
I miss our Wednesday phone calls.
I miss your cooking.

I miss you!

My Grandma

by Mandy Bauer
My grandma was special in everyway,
She made me smile everyday.
And she was always there for me,
Especially in my time of need.She was the one I ran to,
When I didn’t know what to do,
And she was the one who was always there,
When no one else seemed to care.

When I was down,
She made me smile,
And that smile,
Lasted a while.

My grandma was not just my grandma,
She was my best friend,
She was my heart,
And the day she died,
My world fell apart.

I love and miss you grandma!!!

Source:
Family Friend Poems

My life has a void without you in it Grandma.  At least you left me with such great memories.
I love you very much and miss you like crazy!

Love,
Anthony

Java 1995 – 2011 {Legacy}

Today my heart broke as I had the extreme difficulty decision to euthanize my beautiful 16 year old kitty and best friend named Java.

I was working in a hair salon in Seal Beach back in 1995 when a guy walked through the doors with a box of kittens. I’ve never been a fan of cats before as I grew up with dogs. I picked up one kitten and it held on to me and wouldn’t let go. He not only hung on for dear life but snuggled up to my neck purring. Instantly I fell in love with a kitten I later named Java.

1999

It took me 2 weeks to name him. Nothing at all seemed to fit his personality. It wasn’t until I was playing “Java Jive” by the Manhattan Transfers did his head started bopping around as it he was listening to the music. From that moment on his name was Java and it suit him to a tee!

2000

Java was a great cat. He never had any health problems or conditions.

2002

Java’s was an indoor kitty. I think I’m selfish as I didn’t want anything to happen to him. I wanted to keep
for myself safe and sound.

2003

When Java was 3 I purchased a second cat named Jojo. Jojo was the runt of the litter. I was told she might not make it.
But it was my ex who insisted we get her. She came home in the palm of my hands. Java was a good boy and taught Jojo how
clean herself. Jojo had no idea how to groom. Java and Jojo were best of friends. They would always lay together cleaning
each other or sleeping.

Java & Jojo

A few years later I purchased a third kitty named Jessie. Some how all my cats started with a “J”.

2004 Java and Jessie

At first Java and Jojo didn’t like Jessie. But in time they all became friends.

Left to right – Jessie, Jojo and Java

I would catch them laying together. After Jojo passed, Java never laid next to Jessie and seemed
if they grew apart.

top to bottom – Java, Jessie and Jojo

Java was an amazing cat. He reminded me of cat on the box of Frontline. Java would always lay down
extending his front legs and paws.

2005

Java had some big powerful eyes.

2006

2007

2008

2009

In 2010 after both my Grandparents passed and after taking my Great Aunt to Croatia I purchased a
dog named Rusty. I know not a “J” as I seem to name my dogs with an “R”.

2010

2011

Photos of Java and I

2002

Just prior to his last breaths he gave me three little kisses on the nose. No other animal kissed me
at the tip of my nose. At times I used to say Java give daddy a kiss and he did right on the nose. I’ll miss that!

9/22/2011

9/22/2011

I’ve had to lay to rest several family pets. Each time I held them while thanking them for all they have done. Telling them how much I love them and how much they were a part of my life. All of this while they took their last breaths. Of course I did the same for my Java.

Java lived 16 happy years. It came to the point where his quality of life was not the same. He started to hide and withdraw himself. He has been limping on his paw and also had some recent spine problems causing him discomfort and pain. I started thinking about his well being.

As a pet owner, we are sometimes faced to make these tough decisions. It took me a week to decide on what I was going to do. I checked my options and consulted with two vets. I could of put Java on pain meds and weekly injects at the doctors office, but it was just going to mask the underlying condition. The fact was that he was in pain and suffering. As selfish as I wanted to keep him around for my sake, I knew it wouldn’t be right. I made the judgement call to let him rest in peace. That’s what he is doing right now. I imagine him beside once again his best friend Jojo and walking beside my Grandparents and Aunt. As if I could hear them calling his name with their Croatian accent “Java“.

I dedicate this to my best friend Java! Java daddy loves you baby! You filled my life up with much joy. You brought me much happiness and stuck beside me during my toughest times. You are daddy’s number one. Thank you for giving me 16 wonderful years boy.

Daddy will always love you!

Tongue Twister Tuesday #5 ~ Doctor

Tongue Twister Tuesday #5 ~ Doctor

Short little series called Tongue Twister Tuesday is a collection of funny tongue twisters;  however,  it’s purely for entertainment, and consists of many old favorites as well as some new ones – try to tackle tricksy tongue twisters yourself!

If one doctor doctors another doctor,
does the doctor who doctors the doctor doctor
the doctor the way the doctor he is doctoring doctors?
Or does he doctor the doctor the way the doctor who doctors doctors?

A tongue twister is a phrase, sentence or rhyme that presents difficulties when spoken because it contains similar sounds – Whistle for the thistle sifter, for example. To get the full effect of a tongue twister you should try to repeat it several times, as quickly as possible, without stumbling or mispronouncing.
Tongue twisters have long been a popular form of wordplay, particularly for schoolchildren, but they also have a more serious side – being used in elocution teaching and in the treatment of some speech defects.

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Rusty 5/1/2011 {Pet}

Yesterday I was playing with my strobe lights when I decided to photograph Rusty. He needs a bath and a haircut but still thought he looked cute enough to share his photographs from our mini pet session.

 

Anthony Lujan Photography
Serving Inland Empire, Orange and Los Angeles Counties
Individual | Family | Wedding | Maternity | Newborn | Children | Pet | Travel
www.anthonylujanphotography.com
www.anthonylujanphotography.com/blog

If you like what you have seen and feel I’m a match for you, your friends, your family or business and even your pet, just note I’m a Corona photographer who is not limited to only photographing in Corona, CA. I have traveled all over the “OC”, Orange County, “LA”, Los Angeles County and beyond in Northern California, Central California and Southern California photographing individual sessions, family sessions, weddings, maternity sessions, newborn sessions, children sessions, pet sessions and corporate headshots.  So please, feel free to contact me by filling out the contact form on this blog or calling me at 562-412-1639. I look forward to hearing from you!

Happy 86th Birthday Grandpa! {Legacy}

Today would of been my Grandpa Franks 86th Birthday. He passed January 2010 and is missed terribly.

I’m buying some lottery tickets tonight to celebrate your birthday.

Happy Birthday Grandpa! Love you very much! Life isn’t the same without you!

Window Wednesday Series #6 – Machu Picchu, Peru

Window Wednesday Series #6. Thought I would brighten up everyone’s week with a little mini series.

Photograph taken at Machu Picchu, Peru
taken on 5/14/2008

Tongue Twister Tuesday #4 ~ Needless

Tongue Twister Tuesday #4 ~ Needless

Short little series called Tongue Twister Tuesday is a collection of funny tongue twisters;  however,  it’s purely for entertainment, and consists of many old favorites as well as some new ones – try to tackle tricksy tongue twisters yourself!

I need not your needles, they’re needless to me;
For kneading of noodles, ’twere needless, you see;
But did my neat knickers but need to be kneed,
I then should have need of your needles indeed.

A tongue twister is a phrase, sentence or rhyme that presents difficulties when spoken because it contains similar sounds – Whistle for the thistle sifter, for example. To get the full effect of a tongue twister you should try to repeat it several times, as quickly as possible, without stumbling or mispronouncing.
Tongue twisters have long been a popular form of wordplay, particularly for schoolchildren, but they also have a more serious side – being used in elocution teaching and in the treatment of some speech defects.

Source