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Why we do what we do #30683
08/11/10 06:43 PM
08/11/10 06:43 PM
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Jim Poor Offline OP
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Not much at first glance, then a second might cause one to think why this dog is jumping 8 inches."

Before the trial, a handler approached me and said "pay special attention to the GSD jumping 8-inches." "OK" I thought. If figured it was a veteran about to retire or something.

So I covered the run pretty heavily and the whole place erupted at the end and the handler was completely in tears at the end as were many others. Not knowing exactly why yet, but feeling the emotion of the crowd, I was soon joining them. Turns out, this is a bloat survivor's first run back in the ring.

The dog get's to be the gallery preview image instead of the title photo I like to put in that spot.

Re: Why we do what we do [Re: Jim Poor] #30684
08/11/10 11:32 PM
08/11/10 11:32 PM
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aaww, what a great photo, and great tribute to the dog. The handler must have been jumping for joy.


Penny J. Wills
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Re: Why we do what we do [Re: Sunstruck] #30685
08/12/10 04:09 AM
08/12/10 04:09 AM
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yep, I get that one every so often ... or, from a MACH20 dog owner ... thanking me for capturing their dog's last few months before he passed

my trainer just told me about a clients GSD that was diagnosed with terminal cancer at 8yrs, she is paying $800 per chemo treatment to prolong life up to a year
I did shoot her last trial, and she may jump in another one or two ... and I'll be there!!!


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Re: Why we do what we do [Re: Jim Poor] #30686
08/12/10 12:32 PM
08/12/10 12:32 PM
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Jim,
yup, that's what it's all about. And that dog hasn't just survived bloat; he's still living his life. Our Harvey Garvie, the Golden, bloated when he was 9 years old. Afterwards, every organ in his body failed and our vet told us not to expect him to live much longer. But after hand-feeding him for 6 weeks -- and getting him a rescue kitten named OJ -- Harvey was ready to start living his life again. He lived to be 15 years old and his last 6 years were the best of his life.

May this GSD enjoy at least another 6 years the way Harvey did. He will bring joy wherever he goes.

Jim


Jim Garvie
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Re: Why we do what we do [Re: Jim Garvie] #30687
08/12/10 01:22 PM
08/12/10 01:22 PM
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Jim Poor Offline OP
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Awesome story Jim.

My understanding is that the bloat was caught early enough that no organs were damaged.

Re: Why we do what we do [Re: Jim Poor] #30688
08/20/10 06:16 AM
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These really are the best photos, with a story, aren't they?
Diana


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