I revisited my images from Pawsabilities 2014 – an event in Harrisburg, Pa. that benefits Susquehanna Service Dogs. SSD trains and provides service and hearing dogs to children and adults with disabilities. It’s a wonderful event where dogs and their families come to complete in the many doggie Olympics, watch flyball and dock diving, learn about SSD, participate in costume contests, and generally have a dog-gone good time! I’ll provide info about the 2015 event as the date draws closer! In the meantime, enjoy this beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog puppy who was having a grand time at this year’s event!
He hasn’t won ribbons, he doesn’t know any tricks, heck, he doesn’t even have his own Facebook page, but he’s my little superstar! Brewster waits in the window for me to come home from work or whatever my latest weekend adventure has been. He patiently sits while I eat dinner, answer e-mail and edit photos. Then, as I sit down later in the evening to relax and read or watch TV, he jumps up onto my lap in a heartbeat … just wanting to be close to me. I love knowing that my little Siamese cats need me as much as I need them! :-)
Happiness is a brand new toy! Even more happiness is tenderly pulling the stuffing out in less than 5 minutes flat!
I had the pleasure of photographing Luis Montalván and his handsome service dog, Tuesday, at the Hershey Public Library, Hershey, Pa. last weekend. Luis and Tuesday gave a wonderful presentation on their most recent publication, a children’s book titled Tuesday Tucks Me In. It’s a great read … check it out at your favorite bookseller along with their other book, Until Tuesday, A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him.
It was tough keeping both people AND dogs dry on Saturday afternoon at the Lehigh Valley Kennel Club show in Macungie, Pa. The rain and chilly temperatures didn’t affect the enthusiasm of the dogs or their handlers! Good job everyone! Never let a little rain dampen your spirits!
Ahhhh…..’80′s big hair is coming back!
This image encourages me to imagine what is happening out of the frame on the left. Is the owner/handler staring into the dog’s eyes and having a conversation with him? Is he stroking the dog’s chin or tickling the dog? Is he tugging at the dog’s beard in a playful way or to encourage the dog to do something? Sometimes it’s what’s NOT in the image that grabs your attention!
Larry and Skye Terrier Charlie (GCH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie) celebrate a Terrier Group 1 at the Westchester Kennel Club show on Sunday in Bridgewater, NJ. Love, love, LOVE this dog and am always excited to see Charlie and Larry when they visit the Northeast!
Cool in more ways than one! While waiting to go in the ring for group judging at the Westchester Kennel Club show on Sunday, this pup was looking very Jackie-O in sunglasses and a scarf. The scarf was actually a wet wrap to keep the dog cool. The sunglasses were an added touch to entertain the spectators! :-) I couldn’t pass up this photo op!