Sunday, December 1, 2013

Assist: Photos for Tucker

Of all the things to be done in rescue, working with families who can no longer keep their pets is one of the hardest. Tucker found that small children were a bit too scary for him and it was decided that for his better good, he should go to a home where there were maybe older children instead, or an older family.

My part in this, came when it was time to get his post ready. We had a few good pictures, but we needed quite a few to help people get a feeling for who he is. G asked if I could go snap some pictures and I agreed. I set up a time with his family and stocked up on squeaky toys.

Meet Tucker.

Tucker Loves to run and play, so much so that sometimes, it was difficult to catch him in frame.

 He played in the yard and showed me around: his flowers, his front yard, his people. And toward the end, i think he realized why I was taking the pictures... I pet him and apologized but also promised it would be okay, and it will. Often they do not understand what happens, but in the end they are able to adjust and  Tucker will! He posed beautifully, and it was a honor to help him in his journey to find his home.

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→ Went Home: 12/19/13!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Assist: A Tale of a Flight for Life

The flight was planned for quite some time. It was a flight which would transport Jeff Bennett's 2,000th dog (can you believe that? 2,000 dogs in a small plane. How awesome!) who actually turned out to be one of our little ones!

We were filmed for a possible film  documentary and shared about our passion for rescue.

Poor little Amelia had gotten rather nervous during the flight and was a little bit of a mess but very sweet. Lady Di was excited to meet her and would occasionally give a happy "woo woo!" to let everyone know how happy she was about her puppy. 

Bennett's Boots was nervous at first, but did his best to be brave. When he came off the flight he wasn't too interested in coming out of his crate.

In fact, both Jeff and Gisele had to sit for a while and talk to each other, then to him, in order to coax him out. Here are some pictures of the little adventure in getting him to come out. I was snapping pictures left and right and also holding on to Lady Di. Luckily Di cooperated with me!

All in all it was a very interesting day and was full of excitement for all of the pups. We weren't the only rescue present so we were able to talk to a few other groups as well. It was interesting because several groups were taking double digits of dogs, and we were taking... 2. Why? Well I personally think it is because we are selective in picking strong candidates and also because we have a life time commitment.  Either way, it was nice to meet everyone and awesome to snap some pics of these precious pups!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Assist: Snapping some photos of our newest.... boys?

Best Buddies from the start!

Tonight I had the privileged of meeting the transport of Gordon Ramsay and Jean-Phillipe so we could get them settled in and snap some of our first pictures.

When the van arrived I helped unload everything from small dogs to very large ones, but finally it was time to check out the new arrivals.

I had been told we would be getting a black and white boy and a cream girl, but surprise surprise, they were both boys! Oops! It made no difference, they were stinking cute. 

First I met Gordon Ramsay who promptly sniffed everything. He was so excited to be out of the van and couldn't wait to explore the world around him.

It was almost impossible to stop the wagging tail and he walked fairly well on leash. He liked the sound of the squeaky toys I brought to help with pictures and was generally very well behaved!

The lovely woman who transported them down mentioned that she loved how cute he was but warned us that he was a talker and had a big opinion about transport (aka someone did not stop voicing his discontent all trip, whoops!)

What do you mean Neuter!?

Next up was Jean-Phillipe, who was quiet (possibly a bit subdued from transport) but warmed up quickly.

He loved to give little kisses and made sure he covered my entire face in them. In fact, it did make getting a good picture a little tough.

I had to hold him and take a few "selfies" so I could really capture this handsome boy. 

I only got to meet them for a short time but they both made a lasting impression. Two more good boys coming to The Dog Liberator! They stayed the night with the vet so they could be checked out and then will be off to foster!

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→ Went Home: 10/22/13!