People are always amazed to learn how old Mamma Biscuit really is upon first meeting her. Despite the fact that her snout (or as I like to call it, her pug mask) has almost completely faded from black to a grayish-fawn, Mammaâ€™s super small frame gives the outside world the illusion that sheâ€™s a puppy. No one ever expects me to say that sheâ€™s ten years old when asked of her age and when I do share that info with others, they gasp (sometimes while clutching the pearls around their neck) as if I have offended them in some way. I guess this is a good thing thoughâ€”the canine fashion industry likes their models young and in Mammaâ€™s case, her youthful look, svelte frame and her abnormally long tongue has made her the fashion icon and muse we all know and love today!
Tommy and I are always joking around about how we believe she is aging in reverseâ€”becoming younger looking as the days pass! Just look at our Biscuit Lady in these photos. Forget the fact that the Lacoste bag that sheâ€™s sitting in looks like a snood around her neck, doesnâ€™t she practically look like a little puppy girl? Seriously, not only does she look like a puppy but sheâ€™s also giving tenderness, wisdom and raw emotions in these portraits. Not bad for a point-and-shoot digital cameraâ€”who needs Annie Leibovitz anyway!
And here is Mamma and Pappa (Tommy) sharing a sunset moment (after the portraits above were taken) along the bay area in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Two of the most precious beings in my life!