They’re best friends and they’re inseparable. I had the pleasure of meeting Captain Luis Montalvan and his service dog, “Tuesday”, over the weekend at “PawsAbilities”, an event to benefit Susquehanna Service Dogs, in Harrisburg, Pa. Luis served two tours of duty in Iraq and was seriously injured. Tuesday was trained to be a service dog beginning when he was just weeks old. Together they are the perfect team. Each helping the other both physically and mentally. I was honored to meet them both. If you have a chance, pick up the wonderful book that Luis wrote titled “Until Tuesday”.
Afghan Hounds are stunning! I love the movement of their fur as they glide around the ring! This image is from a show last summer in Pennsylvania. I can hardly wait for the outdoor show season to begin!
“Oh granny, what big ears you’ve got!” is a sentence from the fairy tale, “Little Red Riding Hood”. This could be said as well for the Pharaoh Hound. What a beautiful breed – so graceful and regal. An interesting characteristic of this breed is that they blush when they are excited or happy and their nose and ears turn a deep rose color.
I am honored to have had one of my images chosen for use in promoting Pawsabilities 2014 – an event to benefit Susquehanna Service Dogs. The event is March 8-9, 2014 at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa. Bring your dog and participate in a full weekend of fun activities. For more information, visit: http://pawsabilities.net/
Dock jumping dogs are so much fun to watch AND photograph. The “Big Air” competition is the long jump equivalent for canine athletes. Dogs run and jump off the end of a 40 foot dock into the water to retrieve their favorite toy. The distance is measured from the end of the dock to where the base of the dog’s tail breaks the water. According to the Keystone Dock Dogs website, the current world records are 29′ 3″ for indoor and 31′ 0″ for outdoor. I’m not sure what the distance was for this dog, but you can see the numbers 22′ and 23′ along the edge of the pool in the background. I love the splash of water in this image and the look of determination on the pup’s face!
Contrary to popular belief, not all American Robins fly south for the winter. That is a myth. Many stay north and feast on berries while they wait for Spring to arrive. I was treated to a visit this weekend by a flock of 10 or more American Robins that came to feast on my holly bush berries. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen that many Robins together at the same time in the same spot, but they were enjoying Mother Nature’s buffet.
I’ve never met a cat that doesn’t love sisal scratching posts. My Meezers have worn one out in less than a year! Interestingly, they don’t need to be taught to use one….somehow they just KNOW!
Late Fall in the barn yard.