MonthOctober 2015

S.C.A.R.F. Project – Ruby

Beautiful Miss Ruby…our newest S.C.A.R.F. Project superstar. From the instant I met Ruby, I could see the energetic sparkle in her eyes, her big heart and gentle soul. I had a blast photographing the amazing Miss Ruby and her beautiful mom, Shannon. These two are the perfect duo; fun loving, with a special kindness and heartfelt beauty. We not only did posed photos, but candid of running and playing in the leaves. They are a dream…they seriously should be models!! Such a perfect day!

Thank you, Shannon for participating in the S.C.A.R.F. Project. A donation will be made on your behalf to Alaska Dog and Puppy rescue, as well as your additional donation to the cause. And thank you and Ruby for such an amazing day!!

Here is Ruby’s story as told by her Mom, Shannon:

“In December of 2013, I came across an ad on Craigslist that had 3 puppies needing a home. I immediately knew the one with the blue eye and the freckles on her nose was the one for me. She was the cutest little puppy I had ever seen. I drove out to Wasilla that same night, picked her up, and immediately fell in love.

Ruby will be 2 years old at the end of October and she has brought me so much happiness. She cuddles up to me under the covers every night when we go to sleep, LOVES her squeaky toys, and her favorite treats are carrots and bananas. I look forward to creating many more memories with my baby Ruby.”

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S.C.A.R.F. Project – Henry

Oh, Henry…what an amazing guy you are! Henry has such a sparkle in his eyes, just beaming with love and devotion. And you could see the puppy return when he played in the water. I was drawn to Henry from the time I heard his story and knew he was a special dog. I had such a great time meeting and photographing Henry and his owner. These two have such a heartwarming bond. A donation will be made to Alaska Dog and Puppy Rescue in honor of Henry. And a huge thank you to Tamara for the additional donation to ADPR. Thank you for participating in the S.C.A.R.F Project fundraiser.

Here is Henry’s story as told by his owner, Tamara.

”I found Henry at the Matsu animal shelter back in June of 2003, they had almost given up hope in finding him a home because he had a grapefruit size hernia in his belly. They had found him and his brother in a ditch abandoned. His brother had died. They think they had gotten hit by a car .

Well I fell in love immediately.

I booked his surgery for two weeks out and was able to adopt him in July. I was told to try to have him rest and not to let him run, however when he came home he was so playful and just bounced everywhere he went. Well 13 days went by and his hernia disappeared. His surgery was set for first thing in the morning but when they called to confirm I told them it went away. They said there was No way it would just ” go away” on its own. I took him in first thing as planned and the vet and all the techs were amazed by him. It had indeed just “went away”.

Henry has not left my side since. He’s been such a great dog, he’s never done a bad thing twice. He is the kind of dog that knows what you’re going to do almost before you do, you grab the broom and he goes to bed, you go for the vacuum and he moves off the carpet. You open the lid to the trash can and he lowers his head as to not look in. He has to be in the bathroom with me when I shower but the instant I open the shower curtain he refuses to look at me while naked. ( not sure if I should be offended by that one)

Now even though he’s only 12 he is an old dog, his hernia showed back up and it’s inoperable due to his age. His back legs are weak and he’s losing weight, these are the last photos of Henry. He has been the love of my life, my best friend, my protector. I only hope everyone gets to have a great dog like him.”   ~Tamara Mill

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