I shall be away from my computer for most of today and tomorrow but, unless my God has other plans, will be back on Thursday to respond to emails, comments, and catch up on your Blog Posts. Now back to “business”!
This past Sunday was the Oakville & Milton Humane Society’s fund raising Mutt Strut! We participated and, as expected, Ray behaved admirably. He totally ignored a little dog who lunged and barked at him, and was the “perfect gentleman” with the more sociable dogs. Of course there were lots of people with treats so Ray had a good time!
As we wandered around the stalls, we met Maria Bell who we had met at last year’s Mutt Strut. She is a local photographer / dog lover and creates “Dogs of Oakville” books as a fund raising venture for the Humane Society. She was very taken by Ray and explained that she was currently working on a new “Dogs of Oakville” book and wondered whether we would like Ray to be in it!
We met her this morning (Monday) in a local park where she took a whole pile of pics of him, and Ray was the almost perfect model for her! In emails later in the day, she made comments like:
“What an amazing dog he is”
“He’s sooooooooo darn handsome”
“He’s truly an incredible and very wise boy”
Due to copyright/ownership restrictions, I cannot show you the pic that will be in the book, but a pic on her Instagram account is copied below.
Below is a link to some of her work. She really is extremely good!
… and… she very kindly promoted Ray’s book (of which she apparently has a copy) in her Instagram account!