When Edmund Fitzgerald's dad contacted me for his session, I'll admit that I didn't know what the Doxie's name was in reference to. It wasn't until after I talked to a friend of mine that I learned of the famed freighter and folk song. After reading up on the story, I was confident enough to go into the session knowing everything about the tragic events of the boat's wreck. Now I just needed to find out why this tiny little Dachshund was named after this freighter...Charlotte NC Animal PhotographerTurns out that Edmund Fitzgerald's parents are big Gordon Lightfoot fans (this singer of the folk song) and have been to several of his concerts. In ironic fashion, they thought it would be funny to name such a tiny, little creature after a huge 728-foot boat. How hysterical!!!Mooresville NC Pet PhotographerHe is so cute and photogenic!North Carolina Dog PortraitsMooresville NC Dog PhotographySoutheast Dog PhotographerNot to be overshadowed, Hershel is Edmund Fitzgerald's older brother. His gray face shows his age but he is wise beyond his years. :)Modern Images for Posh PetsHe still has some craziness in him too! :)Fun On-Location Dog PortraitsRunning Doxie in Charlotte NCDoxies are so cute when they run!!! I love their flying ears!Contemporary Pet Portrait PhotographerCharlotte NC Pet PhotographerMooresville NC Dog PhotographerHehe! Edmund Fitzgerald almost looks like a toy here...Mooresville NC Pet PhotographyWell, if you didn't know about the Edmund Fitzgerald and/or the song, I hope you get the chance to look it up and get a little history lesson today! :) And if you don't, at least you got to look at some super-cute pups!

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