I had a wonderful time at the Woofstock here in Aiken today supporting the Aiken County Animal Shelter.
The dogs were all very well behaved, and acted like stars. They knew they were at a special outing! They all strutted their stuff, and posed for photographs. They seemed to know when the lens was capturing their inner soul. I have a few favorites to show you, stay tuned. Let's start with this guy. A gorgeous Doberman from Oklahoma! Owned by a lovely woman who also has horses. I fell in love with him when I first set my eyes on him! I have never owned a pure bred dobie, but have had a mix. His name was Sam. Sam was the best dog in the world. The smartest for sure. He would protect me, and even growl at my husband when he kissed me. I miss my Sammy.
The story is - A German Shepherd showed up on my doorstep in Arlington TX. My husband, George said, "no Laurie," take him to the pound! I did. The next morning, my husband said, "go and get Wolfie!" I said, "who's Wolfie?" He smiled and said, "the german shepherd." I drove so fast to the shelter! Of all things, Wolfie was owned by one of the workers there! So, it was a great reunion. But, there I was in the shelter with so many sad pleading dogs. I figured, since George said it was OK to have another dog, it was OK to bring another home!
Well, there he was. A black mix of a puppy. Big brown eyes and I was smitten. I brought him home. George
was in our driveway and asked if I was able to get "Wolfie." I got out of the car. I said, "no." He was reunited with his owner. I told him I was pretty sad. "BUT!" I said, I have a new guy!" He said, "what?" I then carried "Sammy" out of the car. My husband took one look at him, and he said, "he has tenure!" My husband was a professor, and tenure means you are there forever! Well, Sam took care of the both of us forever. Even when George passed away, Sam would not leave his lazy boy chair for three days. I miss my Sammy.
So, seeing this beautiful Doberman, brought back some wonderful memories. I just love the dedication, devotion, and the love they have for their family and owner.
UNCHAINED, is the name of this photo. I hope you like it!