Posts with tag: "shelter"
Time That Transforms
Monday, October 20, 2014
Time That Transforms

  As far as I had ever seen, he was just a big, goofy knucklehead. His name was Hoss--that should tell you something right there. He was 70 pounds of ambiguous shepherd/hound mix that still had an abundance of puppy energy contained in that 2-year-old frame. He was handsome, don't get me wrong. But every time I saw anyone with Hoss on a leash, they looked like a toddler learning to walk while their arm was being slowly torn from its socket. Telling him to slow down was no use, nor were small, corrective yanks on the leash. He didn't seem to notice. Needless to say, he was more of a handful than most people were willing to take on. When they told me at the shelter that I'd be taking ...

It Only Takes an Hour...
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Time That Transforms

I should have done it a long time ago. I always figured the little amount of free time I had wouldn't make a difference. So many of my weekends are tied up, so one more commitment is difficult to work into the mix. If I had only only takes an hour. I recently made arrangements with the director of our local Humane Society to capture some images of those animals that needed pictures for their online adoption profiles. The day I had available ended up being one of the coldest we'd had in quite some time; one of those days when common sense tells you to stay indoors. But sometimes caring means putting common sense aside, and I decided to spend some time walking a few dogs ...