It was a dark and stormy night . . . wrote our friend Snoopy as he sat atop his doghouse. For this photo session, it was a dark and rainy day. Fortunately, Darcie and Juliet live in a beautiful, brightly colored home and you’d never know how nasty the weather was outside. I had photographed Darcie a few years ago in the studio and it was time for some updated photos with her new sister, Juliet. Both dogs are rescue dogs; Darcie was an owner surrender at the age of six, and Juliet was adopted by her loving parents at the age of five.
Darcie is a B&B therapy dog and is also a registered service dog, so she can go anywhere with her parents. She thoroughly loves her strolls through Doylestown, Newtown and New Hope, and especially loves to shop. She has been a reading dog for almost five years now, working with children with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and those with reading difficulties. This school year she “listens” as Kindergarten students read to her. The children love her — even if they do think her breath smells like, and I quote, “dead fish.” Out of the mouths of babes, as they say.
Juliet will eventually become a therapy dog too, just like her sister. She is halfway though her CGC classes and is doing great! Hard to believe that she arrived to her family being afraid of everything — her food bowl, the washing machine, the fireplace being turned on. Just getting into the car caused her anxiety. Now she is sitting, staying, lying down, and rolling over when requested. She even lifts her leg on command to get a belly rub!
Kudos to these fabulous pet parents for rescuing their dogs and volunteering their time in our public schools!