A rambling narrative about my life and my passion, dog rescue.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Holiday photo shoot, Abby and Taz
The Companion Animal Fund was doing a fundraiser last week at Old Dominion Animal Hospital. A professional photographer was taking holiday pictures of dogs and cats and volunteered to do some of rescue dogs to help get them adopted.
I loaded up my two fosters, Taz and Abby, and off we went. The dogs had no idea what was going on, of course, but it was an outing and something new and they made the most of it.
We started with Abby and she was a bit wild but actually did sit long enough for a few photos to be taken. I got a few pictures of the process and the photographer got some really great pics as you can see here.
Abby would sit for a treat and hold it long enough for a picture or two.
Like all models, she had to take a break for an occasional scratch.
Taz came in and proceeded to rearrange the room and all of its contents. We couldn't really get him to wear anything, but I tied a big bow on his collar and we went with that. Fortunately, he looks good in anything.
This was his favorite part of the whole trip, three people to lean against and love on.
This is Taz going through all the hats and other accessories to decide what he wanted to wear.
Pushing 60 (how did that happen?); gay, with a very understanding partner (now husband!); Democrat; liberal; Kansas native and a current resident of "real" Virginia.
This is a blog about my life, which largely revolves around a dog rescue operation. My partner and I live on 7 rural acres near Charlottesville, Virginia. We have 5+ large dogs of our own, and we foster large breed dogs for several different rescue organizations: Promises Animal Rescue, (www.promisesanimalrescue.org); Virginia German Shepherd Rescue, (www.shepherdrescue.org); Animal Connections, (www.animalconnections.org), and occasionally for other groups. German Shepherd Dogs and rottweilers are two of our favorites, but we love most large breed dogs and mutts.