When I started editing Charley's Silver Session, I had the thought that some of the images looked a bit like he was on a jungle adventure. The way he was peeking through the greenery and was dwarfed by some of the plantings at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens in Grapevine, Texas just felt very "Jurassic Park" to me so when the theme "adventure" was announced for week 46 in the 52 Week Pet Photography Project, I knew I had my subject.
Charley is a sweet, blind 15 year-old senior pup but his photo session wasn't his biggest adventure, his life story is. Charley is owned by a good friend of mine who is as involved in rescue as I am. She's fostered many pups over the years and has failed at a few (those pups winning the proverbial puppy lottery to find a forever home with her). She has a soft spot in her heart for senior, white, fluffy dogs and that's how Charley came into her life. She recently shared Charley's big adventure on her Facebook page and was kind enough to let me share it here.
Charley's Big Adventure
"I've always known the benefit of microchips if your furry family member found himself lost, but recently I learned that they can also give you a glimpse into their previous life. Recently on a whim I entered Charley's microchip number into one of the national microchip search websites. To my surprise I discovered that in 2014 Charley was actually Huck a white poodle born in 2005. That makes him 15! We had thought he was only 13!
Then this weekend I was registering him on an animal registry site, which also searches on the microchip, and this time the site indicates his microchip is registered to Nevada SPCA in Las Vegas. Hoping that the SPCA might have information on Charley that they could share, I emailed them. Within 30 minutes I had a response. George, a poodle mix, born in 2005 was adopted in 12/11. Based on the information I've found, this sweet, extra special pup has been in at least 5 homes during his lifetime. Charley Huck George you have my promise I will do everything within my power to see that this is your last home." - Marlene B.
What a story indeed and welcome to your true forever home Charley Huck George!
Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography is a Certified Professional Photographer with the organization Professional Photographers of America; a designation held by fewer than 2,500 photographers nationwide and a hallmark of consistency, technical skill, artistry and professionalism. Tracy's adventures have taken her to every continent save for Antartica, but she knows she'll get there one day!
Penny Whistle specializes in both on-location and studio photography providing pet, equine, family, couples & engagement and high school senior portraits as well as corporate headshots and commercial photography services in her studio located in historic downtown Carrollton as well as on location in Coppell, Grapevine, Southlake, Flower Mound and surrounding communities in Dallas – Fort Worth, Texas.