“Seattle’s Second Chance Shelter smelled of damp fur and dog breath. Frantic barks and whines pierced the air and assaulted Anna’s ears. She shrank back from the desperation that hung in the air like mist. All the sad eyes begging for a home. The furry foreheads rumpled with anxiety. Anna’s tender heart slid to her…
The month of march has passed me by so quickly that I believe it moved faster than the super hero some people know by the name of Flash. I was able to experience some moments of frozen time during my spring break, yet those moments never lasted long enough.
During said break, I went through the interviewing process for finding a job. The whole week I was a ball of nerves; just shaking a little bit more as the interview date got closer. With the support from friends and family, I was able to go into the interview with confidence. As I started conversing with my interviewers, my body began to relax and I felt at ease with the people whom I (at the time, not knowing) would hope to become my co-workers. I am happy to say that I was offered a job position with the company, by the name of Home Sweet Home Pet Care. I’m extremely excited to work with such a great team, and help build the company.
On another note, my capstone (senior) project is coming along… slowly, but surely. These upcoming days are numbered though and now it’s crunch time. I’ve been experimenting with multiple different cameras, and hopefully in the end I will come out with beautiful pictures of all the six dogs who I am now focusing on for the final product. Here is a picture of Clyde. He is currently my favorite dog at All Breed Rescue. I’m glad I have been able to work with such a wonderful group of staff to help me bring awareness to the shelter and the dogs that reside there through my project.
My senior project is in motion, and I have lots of work to do. I’m not sure how much I’ve shared what my project is, but here’s an explanation. I plan to pair pictures of dogs, from All Breed Rescue, with a short write-up that will either be a background story or just a “personality blurb” so that whoever is reading it & sees the picture can get an idea of how the dog is.
My project has had a great start, and is slowly blossoming into the finished product as I envisioned it. Here are a couple pictures that my lovely classmate Amanda Schroth took last week, during my weekly visit to the shelter.
Since Amanda helped me, I want to lend a helping hand right back. Her project is called, “Postcards Never Sent.” It would be wonderful if you submitted to her project. Here’s the link: www.postcardsneversent.com/submit
Today’s honorable choice is the Corgi! There are two different kinds of corgis: Pembroke and Cardigan Welsh.
(Images are credited to Google and videos are credited to YouTube; none are mine personally)
Here are a couple videos: One is informational and the other is just two adorable corgis playing together
Have you had experience with a corgi? Maybe lots? Share your good memories and thoughts about this wonderful dog breed 🙂
Today’s dog is one that I am very fond of. It’s the English Bull Terrier!
(images are credited through Google images & YouTube videos; none are mine personally)
What do you think about this breed? Please share your thoughts 🙂
Molly was a relaxed American bulldog mix who walked with pride in every step she took. She was beaming with eagerness to explore outside of the shelter’s walls.
I was informed that she is a little dog aggressive, so she will need to be the only dog in the household when adopted. Besides that fact, she was friendly towards people. Speaking of which, a gentleman driving past us stopped so he could tell me that he thought Molly was a beautiful dog and that he was possibly interested in adopting a third canine. I spoke with him about other dogs that might benefit from his family dynamic & living space. During our chat, Molly had taken a rest by laying down in the shaded grass. She had a look of pure content on her face.
Molly never got overly excited while we were together. Sometimes though, when a sight or sound would catch her attention, her body had become taunt. She had a regal stance that proudly showed off her muscular build. Molly enjoyed the time I spent sitting with her. We had a mini photo shoot, and it seemed like she was changing her positions as if she was posing in different angles.
If you are interested in adopting Molly, please visit her page: http://www.allbreedrescuevt.com/animals/detail?AnimalID=7463619
Tulip was a very sweet boxer mix. She gave me kisses when I would kneel beside her. Her laid back attitude went to a whole new level. I think she might have taught herself to heal because she naturally returned to my side after she sniffed the grass a bit. Tulip had a calmness about her as soon as I met her, but that drastically changed when we stepped foot onto a big field. She immediately busted out all this energy and bolted about like a Ping pong ball at a championship tournament. In all her excitement of being outside and able to run, she did nip a good amount at my legs. I think that if a person brought a toy along while on walks she could easily learn where and how to redirect the nipping action in her frenzy of excitement.
During our walk, on a wonderfully sunny morning, she would sometimes walk behind me in a relaxed manner making me think that my slow walking pace was too fast. Every once in a while she would jump onto the grass along the curb and roll around in it, giving herself a nice, fun back scratch. Sometimes she would have fresh cut grass stick to her afterwards, which was quite amusing.
Tulip would strive with a family that has a big yard for her to run around. When she noticed another dog during our stroll, she seemed intrigued, but showed no forms of hostility. If Tulip sounds like a perfect fit for you, please visit her page to learn more about her and the rescue that has given her a second chance to find a forever home. If you have any questions for me, don’t be afraid to ask.
According to All Breed Rescue’s website, Frodo is a mix of: Jack Russell Terrier / Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler. He is between five and six years old.
Frodo was overjoyed to go out for a walk. He pretty much ran past me, not caring who was walking him as long as he could get outside as fast as possible. Frodo was basically walking me with his continuous pulling.
When I get to the intersection in the path I walk, I tell the dog to “wait.” As soon as I stopped and said the word, Frodo immediately gave me all of his attention. He even sat down & looked up at me like I just told him “treat” instead of “wait.” Noticing this, I thought he would be a great agility dog. He could probably win, too. Frodo was very intelligent. When he saw other dogs, he would lay down. That was all on his own! I was amazed.
There was some parts when Frodo would change his pace into a relaxed trot or “prance,” like the dogs in the fancy shows. But at any moment he would spring into action and have as much energy as five children on Christmas morning, combined in one. With this in mind, I also thought Frodo might thrive in the game of frisbee. He might also do best with a family that has a fenced in yard or a dog park nearby.