WOW, that a way to spend my Columbus Day Holiday! What can I say about my first day? I was a little nervous before I got there. Sounds silly but I was. Arrived after lunch and got all suited up in my apron. Leash-check. Walk card-check. Poop sacks-check. Treats-check. List I made of dogs needing picture taken-check. Ink pen-check. Camera-check. Okay, I think I'm ready to head out.
I walk into the big dog kennel first. Seems like there were more big and medium dogs that needed their pictures taken. So many sweet faces. I find one at the top of my list. Get the leash on Cruz. Then we head out to the play pens. I let the dogs run around the pen and play while I try to take pictures. It's a hand-full with some of these guys!
Anyhoo, here's Cruz...Very sweet dog.
After Cruz, I picked out Oreo.
Oreo loved a good pettin'. Again, awesome dog. After Oreo, I grabbed Mocha. She's a BIG Anatolian girl.
Look at that colored tongue! I think she just enjoyed being out of her kennel. After Mocha, was Droopy. Let me just say, Droopy put a smile on my face. He's awesome.
Droopy played more than any of the other dogs. He chased after balls. Played tug a war. Howled at me. He was just a hoot!! I don't know why this lil boy hasn't been adopted yet. He's absolutely adorable!
After Droopy, I snatched Opie out of his cage. This guy is a Terrier and something. He wouldn't sit still long enough for me to get any real good pictures. I really need to try for another face shot. It's a face only a mother could love!
And finally, last but not least, here is Wheezer. A rambunctious lil boy that needs lots of play time.
When I got him in the play pen, several employees/volunteers said, "oh, you got Wheezer. You have your hands full." And they were right. There is a reason no one has been able to get a good picture of him. He goes 100 miles an hour. But you know what, you stay calm with him and eventually he calms down too. I managed to get some great pictures of him.
I spent about 2 1/2 hours there and only managed to handle 6 dogs. But I didn't just want to take them out and snap a picture and put them back. They needed time to run and play. And it was so fun and fulfilling. I'm headed back on Friday since I'm off from work that day. Plus the Husband said he would start going with me on the weekends to help. How awesome is that!
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