I absolutely LOVE this photo of Jessica with her gorgeous dogs, you can just see how much they all adore eachother, don’t you think? Jessica is going to be speaking at BlogPaws in Denver in September- you should check her out!
Thank you so much for joining the R.O.A.R. Squad, Jessica! You rock!
What does the R.O.A.R. Squad stand for? Rescue Owners Are Rockin’! Learn more!
The Human: Jessica Bush – check out her blog DOGingham
The Pups: Singer (dalmatian), Sister (border collie/air traffic controller/referee) and Judy (border collie/5 star chef)
Boy Crazy Singer: Singer was a wee pup-ling only 8 weeks old and living on the streets of Tuscaloosa, AL until I found her and brought her home. She was covered in filth and chewing gum (!) but after a warm bath and dinner, she curled up on a pillow beside my bed all safe and sound. The next day we played fetch with a friend and her black lab named “Stormy.” My life would never be the same. Singer *loves* muscular boy dogs! I began to notice this strange preference after numerous over-excitable dog park greetings. The larger and more muscular the dog, the more she pranced and preened. Total teenage girl meets boy band kind of excitement too. Hilarious! I must get this phenomenon on video.
Referee Sister: After years of toying with the idea, I finally got up the nerve to volunteer at the local humane society. I walked past the kennels, took one glance at a brown-speckled pup and stopped in my tracks. Needless to say, I didn’t finish my volunteer training. I went home with a pup instead! This gal is a perpetual referee. If she could police dog parks for “too much excitement,” she would. It’s troublesome for her if a group of dogs begins to play too rough or get out of control! So she runs right over, circles, barks a low bark and corrals them into a lower state of excitement. And the icing on the cake is her white-tipped fluffy tail. When she goes in to calm the dogs, her tails totally looks like a “flag being thrown” on the field.
Judy- Judy- Judy: I got a call from a friend who had just lost his beloved German Shepherd and was ready to adopt another at the shelter. For moral support, I went along with him to pick up his new dog. I saw Judy piled in a kennel with 5 other dogs. Once we locked eyes, it was a sure thing. She was going home with me! We lovingly call Judy “the human” and she loves all dogs, people and even children. But her one true passion is food. With her eyes fully dilated and drooling, Judy will sit on her haunches like a squirrel and patiently wait for any morsel of food to come her way. And though they all eat together twice a day at the same time, she will get an early start (just in case) and take naps by the food bins/bowls.
Socialization is Key: Luckily, I can now visit a shelter and not come home with another pet. But it’s tough. There are so many that need homes. And the more socialization shelter dogs can get from us the better their chances!
Where: Birmingham, AL
Want to meet another photographer? Check out Pam and her dogs from Maryland!
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