Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula 2020 Wall Calendar
Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula 2020 Wall Calendar, Walter (Bob and Tricia Davies) | Jane Boursaw Photo

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I love taking pictures of dogs (and cats and horses and other OMP animals), and my canine models for this year’s “Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula” 2020 Wall Calendar are all awesome.

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Below is a little bit about all the dogs featured in this year’s calendar, along with a note about how and when each photo was taken. (And if you’d like to check out the store, in general, click here. Lots of new and fun stuff, including M37, Old Mission Panthers, OMPeace and more.)

Meet the 2020 Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula

January 2020: Missy, whose humans are Dave and Linda Sanger. Missy is adorable and always poses so nicely for me (this is not her first time as a calendar girl for me!). This photo was taken at the Sanger’s home when I was over there for an Old Mission Women’s Club project earlier this year.

Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula 2020 Wall Calendar
Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula 2020 Wall Calendar, Missy (Dave and Linda Sanger) | Jane Boursaw Photo

February 2020: Mookie, whose humans are Jack and Karen Williams. I snapped this photo at their house, and it took a bit of doing to get Mookie to raise her ears. With a little encouragement, she finally did. But not for long, so I had to be quick with the shot.

Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula 2020 Wall Calendar
Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula 2020 Wall Calendar, Mookie (Jack and Karen Williams) | Jane Boursaw Photo

March 2020: Casey and Bits, whose humans are Bill and Nancy Davy. I took about a thousand photos of these adorable pups at the Davy’s home, because they’re very animated and happy and always moving. With the help of some treats, we finally got them to settle into their bed, where I managed to snap a few good pics that didn’t have a blurry tale as they bobbed around the room. Note that Bits, on the right, has a bit of a dental malocclusion. He’s actually not sneering at me. That’s how he always looks. Which, quite honestly, brings me great joy.

Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula 2020 Wall Calendar
Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula 2020 Wall Calendar, Casey and Bits (Bill and Nancy Davy) | Jane Boursaw Photo

April 2020: Big Mister Moose, whose humans are Dana and Mary Jo (Solomonson) Lance. This photo was taken at their house while Tim and I were there organizing an OMP Historical Society presentation with Mary Jo on the Peninsula Telephone Company, once owned by the Solomonson family. Big Mister Moose was happy to give me a little pose.

Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula 2020 Wall Calendar
Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula 2020 Wall Calendar, Big Mister Moose (Dana and Mary Jo Lance) | Jane Boursaw Photo

May 2020: Bessie, whose humans are Jeff Miller and Molly Stretten, who runs the online NextDoor group for the OMP. This was taken during one of our OMP community walks at Bowers Harbor Park this fall. Bessie is a little shy, but soon warmed up to me and my camera. Dogs don’t always like having a camera pointed at them (and who can blame them?!).

Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula 2020 Wall Calendar
Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula 2020 Wall Calendar, Bessie (Jeff Miller and Molly Stretten) | Jane Boursaw Photo

June 2020: Sophie, whose humans are Marty and Anita Klein. Also known as Princess Sophie, this photo was taken at one of the Bowers Harbor Park concerts in August (super fun – hope they do it again next summer). She was happy to let me take a few photos of her.

Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula 2020 Wall Calendar
Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula 2020 Wall Calendar, Sophie (Marty and Anita Klein) | Jane Boursaw Photo

July 2020: Walter, whose humans are Bob and Tricia Davies. This photo was taken at a Pageturners book club meeting at the Davies’ house this summer, while Peninsula Community Library was in the midst of moving to their new building. This picture brings me joy because Walter is clearly smiling at me.

Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula 2020 Wall Calendar
Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula 2020 Wall Calendar, Walter (Bob and Tricia Davies) | Jane Boursaw Photo

August 2020: Chloe, whose human is Nicole Agruda. This photo was taken at the annual Boursaw/community gathering that takes place every August. It’s clear that Chloe loves the waters of East Bay. Unknown whether she went for a kayak ride.

Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula 2020 Wall Calendar
Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula 2020 Wall Calendar, Chloe (Nicole Agruda) | Jane Boursaw Photo

September 2020: Grayson, whose human is Melissa Parker. I grabbed this photo of Grayson at a Peninsula Fire Department open house at Station No. 1 in Mapleton this fall. With that adorable fire fighter’s outfit, I vote we make Grayson their official mascot.

Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula 2020 Wall Calendar
Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula 2020 Wall Calendar, Grayson (Melissa Parker) | Jane Boursaw Photo

October 2020: Freya, whose humans are Emma Smith and Raul Gomez. Here’s another photo that was taken at one of our community walks at Bowers Harbor Park this fall. Clearly, Freya was ready for her close-up, and I was happy to oblige.

Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula 2020 Wall Calendar
Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula 2020 Wall Calendar, Freya (Emma Smith and Raul Gomez) | Jane Boursaw Photo

November 2020: Sasha, whose human is Ryan Johnson (my nephew; my brother Ward’s son). This was taken at Ryan’s house one day, when I spotted them out walking as I was driving by. It took a few tries, but Sasha finally stood still enough for me to get a picture. She’s a love who loves walking through the apple orchard.

Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula 2020 Wall Calendar
Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula 2020 Wall Calendar, Sasha (Ryan Johnson) | Jane Boursaw Photo

December 2020: Sam, whose humans are Ward and Carol Johnson (my brother and sis-in-law). My friendship with Sam goes back many years, when Carol and Sam and I used to walk the OMP trails together all the time. He’s starting to slow down a little, but he’s one of my favorite dogs in the universe.

Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula 2020 Wall Calendar
Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula 2020 Wall Calendar, Sam (Ward and Carol Johnson) | Jane Boursaw Photo

January 2021: Daily Trouble, whose human is John Scarbrough, president of the OMP Historical Society. This photo was taken at the Hessler Log Home, located next to Mission Point Lighthouse. I’m part of a historical society subcommittee that oversees the log home, and we met there that day to talk about maintenance, improvements and such.

Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula 2020 Wall Calendar
Dogs of Old Mission Peninsula 2020 Wall Calendar, Daily Trouble (John Scarbrough) | Jane Boursaw Photo

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