Wednesday, September 21, 2011
New Man in My Life
This is Evan, our newest foster pup --- you knew I would get another one, didn't you? He is 3 years old and a little over 7 pounds. He's from a puppy mill, so he is shy and scared right now. So far, he is just about perfect though --- slept through his first night here, minimal accidents in the house, no barking or whining, and he is learning to trust us and come to us for petting. It would be very easy to hold and love on this one all day, but I am letting him learn to be a dog first. He loves the outdoors --- grass under his feet, sunshine on his back, gentle breeze through his fur. It's all good in his world now!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Busy, Busy, Busy
This morning I had an appointment at Sunderland Gallery to drop off all the artwork for the Considering Red exhibition, which opens on Sunday. It should be a great show, featuring fiber art from artists all over the country.
After that appointment, I headed out to photograph 4 rescue dogs. The photos above are Simon, one of two pomeranian brothers available for adoption. They were breeder releases from a puppy mill, and they're a little shy right now.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
My life has gone to the dogs. Studio time is stolen in between walking and playing with the dogs. I don't know how this has happened, but I see the effects every time I walk into the studio and see the half-finished pieces of art. I'm not complaining. It's a cycle, and I know that this winter, I will return to the studio and fostering dogs will move to the back burner.
This is Logan's favorite position when he is sprawled on the floor. I have always called it his "frog legs" pose, but another reader told me that when her dog does it, she calls it his "polar bear rug imitation". Either way, it is a cute pose!
This is little Hope, a maltese/yorkie mix. She is just under a year old and just under 5 pounds. A breeder released her to rescue, and she is in a foster home while she waits for her forever home. I am amazed at the change in her personality. When I first picked her up, she didn't want to be touched at all. Now she is the first one to greet everyone! Watching mill dogs emerge from scared animals into loved pets is probably the most rewarding aspect of rescue work. And even though I am not the one fostering this sweetheart, she will always have a special place in my heart!
Monday, September 05, 2011
Sunday, September 04, 2011
Bentley's Forever Family