I had the most incredible yesterday. I spent the day behind the Dog Breath Photography booth at the ‘Something to Wag About’ dog event at the Roudenbush Community Center in Westford, Massachusetts. The event was held to benefit the Lowell Humane Society.
I kept my fingers crossed all week long that the sunshine might come out and give us a visit on the day of the show. And lucky for us – it did! It was absolutely gorgeous outside. And all of the canine furbutts rolling joyfully through the grass all around me told me that they appreciated it too!
The event was a wonderful success! There were all kinds of dog-related vendors, an agility training course, a K-9 officer and even adoptables from the Humane Society! I met all kinds of amazing new friends – two leggers AND four leggers alike!
I had an incredible crew behind the Dog Breath booth. I absolutely couldn’t have done any of this without you guys! Thanks to Doug, Sam and my lovely Mom for coming out to help! Your love, support and remarkable tent-building skills are so very appreciated!
The enthusiasm could just be felt in the air and this happy little girl sure had a lot of it to show off! ….
And I got to meet so many waggly little fuzz machines that about 90% of my day was spent audibly squealing with delight! …
I got the privilege of seeing this four-legged canine Officer demonstrate his impressive skills …
(Brains AND brawn?! What more could you ask for in a pup?)
The Lowell Humane Society was present with some of the sweetest, most beautiful adoptables I’ve ever seen! And not just dogs! There were also bunnies and kittens out soaking up the generous May sunshine.
Oh. My heart might as well have melted right there at my feet. Would you just look at these faces?!
And behold! By far Dog Breath’s best-looking customer of the day….
(just shopping around for some nice new prints to hang on her dining room wall!)
Biggest smile of the day award goes to…
A good part of my day was spent handing out snacks. Cmon! How could I resist that face ….? (hint: I couldn’t.)
There certainly was plenty to wag about at this event! Just ask this guy ….
Okay…we may have another contender for that ‘best smile’ award …
Coneheads need kisses too!
Just hanging out at the Dog Breath booth…
Amazing handmade collars by ‘Winnie Wear’! (If you look closely, you can see Winnie’s butt in this photo)! Yup, you got it – the namesake of this wonderful little business!
This sweet sunshiney Pittie is adoptable from the Lowell Humane Society! How could you not want to spend the next decade or so with that face?!
Making new friends…
All in all it was an absolute dream of a day. There were more adorable canines in attendance than I could count. (which of course, makes any day a good one.)
If you stopped by the Dog Breath Photography booth to say Hello – thank you so much! It’s always so wonderful to meet you all! It’s not everywhere I go that I can talk endlessly about my love for pups without being dubbed the crazy dog lady! haha!
If I photographed your dog at this event and you’d like to see more (and believe me, there are more!) just let me know! You can contact me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would be happy to put a gallery of your pet’s images up on my website for you to check out! All you have to do is ask!
Special Thanks to the Roudenbush Community Center and the Lowell Humane Society for organizing such a successful event! I am thrilled to have been lucky enough to be a part of it all!
Until Next Time!
This past Friday evening, I had the wonderful privilege of participating in the 8th annual Hair of the Dog Wine Tasting and Art Show. The evening was a benefit for the MSPCA at Nevins Farm. The MSPCA is an amazing organization that I am blessed to have had the opportunity to work closely with – and I was thrilled to be a part of such an important cause.
The show took place at the gorgeous Essex Art Center in Lawrence, Massachusetts. I was one of many artists, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, and painters who were present with booths showcasing their work…
My incredible father came out to support my little business venture. I couldn’t have been happier to have him.
Oh, and also – there was my ridiculously amazingly huge wall sized prints!
An overwhelming Thank You to David Sarracino of Burnsides Photography and Imaging for printing those for me!
I had various prints and products for sale and about a gah-zillion business cards to give out!
And my fancy new vinyl sign had just finished printing the day before! I was so thrilled to get to use it!
A few weeks prior to the show, I was asked if I would be interested to get involved in the MSPCA’s ‘Angels for Animals’ campaign.
And of course the answer was, ‘absolutely yes.’
So, I spent some time at Nevins Farm photographing the various animals in the adoption center who are in need of surgery and/or medical attention.
My heart melted for them all. It all comes back around to why I do the volunteer work with shelter animals that I do — I want to be a voice for the voiceless.
These sweet, helpless animals need us – and they have no way of expressing that with their own voice.
I photographed specific cats, birds, rabbits, dogs and even guinea pigs that are in desperate need of medical attention.
For the ‘Angels for Animals’ display, the animals’ photos and individual stories were set atop easels and displayed in the center of the room.
Nevins Farm utilized these images to collect donations from attendees to go directly towards the care of these animals and their unique problems.
I have to say – in regards to working with shelter animals – that I have never done anything more rewarding in my entire life.
To be able to help save the lives of animals in whatever small way I can is the best reason for living.
And here I am with some of the amazing staff members of the MSPCA at Nevins Farm.
These are the faces that are the driving force behind the success of such a wonderful organization…
(We’re lucky to have such great, dedicated people in the world, aren’t we?!)
It was a truly wonderful night. If there was any other creature that I would want to hang with besides animals – it would be animal lovers. And that’s exactly what this event turned out to be – an incredible night full of warm-hearted, generous people coming together for a common cause.
To all of the folks involved with putting this event together – Thank You so much. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this memorable night – and for all that you do for the animals that need us most. (Heather Robertson of the MSPCA, and Karen VanWelden-Herman of the Essex Art Center – that’s YOU!)
Signing off until next time!