Photographer takes hilarious pictures of dogs catching cheese to raise money for charity

March 28, 2022

A Scottish dog photographer who captures hilarious pictures of pooches trying to catch cubes of cheese has been busy raising money to buy pet food for food banks, reports Good News Network.

Recently, 56-year-old Carolyne Cowan snapped pictures of 41 dogs lunging for cheese at a charity ‘catchathon’ event. She immortalized everything from frisky Rottweilers and Greyhounds to little Border Terriers.

Her husband Alasdair diced up 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of cheese to throw at the pooches while Carolyne snapped away—taking around 50 pictures per pet.

Hilarious behind-the-scenes footage shows impatient Rottweiler Zeus getting set up to catch the cheese.

Carolyne, who owns Carrie Southerton Dog Photography Studios, started the event in 2018 and put it on for 14 months—raising £15,000 (US$20,000)—but was forced to pull the plug on it when the pandemic hit.

She said of their recent event, “It was a crazy day but we have never laughed so much ever.”

Among her descriptions of her subjects:

  • “The owners had a ball, it was brilliant.
  • “There were only six dogs who didn’t or couldn’t catch the cheese.
  • “Some were being princesses and just looking at Alasdair after he threw the cheese with great disdain, as if to say, how dare you throw something at me.
  • “But you get the hilarious outtakes with the ones who don’t catch so it was great fun and the dogs loved it.

Cowan says she also has started a fundraising page “because someone in America contacted us saying they could be there, but would like to donate.“So we are hoping to get up to our target through that.”

To donate visit the GoFundMe page here.

Research contact: @goodnewsnetwork