Saturday, October 13, 2007

Dog Day Festival

"All in the town were still asleep
When the sun came up with a shout and a leap.

In the lonely streets, unseen by man
A little dog danced, and the day began!"

- Rupert Brooke

Today was the Nashville Area Humane Society's Dog Day Festival. Meet a few of the dogs that we met while getting photos for our main blog, Nashville Daily Photo.

Also, meet my two dogs, Kasey (left) and Decker (right), and our son's dog, Bean (below). Kasey and Decker are both Welsh Terriers, but while Decker is a retired AKC Champion, Kasey is a puppy mill rescue. We're fortunate that Kasey hasn't had a lot of the health problems that puppy mill dogs can have, although she has always been nervous and skittish, which we attribute to the way she started her life. Decker, on the other hand, is very grounded and very clownish. He often does things (like put on reading glasses) just to amuse me.

Bean is also a rescue dog. Jason found her at a shelter in Cincinnati while he was a senior at Xavier University. We think Bean is probably a Cocker Spaniel/Black Lab mix, and she's a big sweetheart.
They moved from Ohio to Florida about 18 months ago, and Bean now enjoys chasing frogs and herons around their apartment complex.


david mcmahon said...

Hi Chris,

I inherited my love of poetry - and Rupert Brooke - from my mother, who was a scholar extraordnaire.

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