Manuel Pasquale - simply known as Manny - is a beautiful French Bulldog pup. Manny is deaf, but manages everything just fine.
Manny lives in Dubai with my brother-in-law (Rob) and sister-in-law (Sandy). I have been in Dubai for the last couple of weeks attending workshops at the Gulf Photo Plus conference. A couple of these workshops involved creative use of flash, so on my last night in Dubai, we set up our flashes and shot some pictures of him.
Manny was really well behaved, despite being very tired (he fell asleep for a bit whilst I was setting up!). However, a few meaty treats perked him up!
These photos are mainly to go on his instagram account (@manuel_pasquale_deaf_frenchie) - so please try and follow him as Sandy and Rob update his instagram with more adventures!
I've spent two weeks here in Dubai getting to know Manny, and will definitely be sad to leave him. I did consider smuggling him into my suitcase, but that would leave two broken-hearted people, as Manny has become a much-loved member of their family. (A few times when Sandy and I came home from a workshop, Manny got all the kisses and hugs whilst Rob just looked on, wondering if he was going to be welcomed in the same way. Nope!)
Farewell Manny, and I hope to see you soon!