Many of you know the story, but for those who don’t …
Last August, two puppies were found in a ditch near my house. Their eyes had just opened. There was a male and a female. The pups were extremely sick and dehydrated. The boy pup did not survive, but the girl pup continues to thrive, and her name is Cuddles.
Recently, I bought Cuddles a pool! She loves it. She tries to swim in the pool, but it is not deep enough. Still, she enjoys splashing around and it cools her off. North Carolina summers can be fierce, and Cuddles likes playing outside, so the pool was well worth it.
Cuddles is pretty well trained for photographs. I have been working with her since she was four weeks old. She knows it’s photo time when I grab the camera and call her over by the window. She sits, stays, looks at the camera when commanded, and now we are working on turning left and right. I reward her with regular dog food for commands she already knows, but I give her special treats for new commands. I add new commands as she masters old ones. Here are a few of our recent photos, taken in the past few days.
I will be working on a 2014 calendar for Cuddles this fall. I am hoping to use the calendar as a tool to bring more awareness to animal rescue. It will have photographs of Cuddles from when she was first found up to her 1 year birthday.