Category Archives: companion animals

Buck is HOME!!!!

Over the weekend our ten year old Bernese Mountain Dog was involved in an accident and required some extensive surgery. His surgery included fixing broken bones with hardware and repairing a dislocated hip. There was a broken bone in his foot, in his lower leg. The dislocated hip required a femoral head osteotomy.

Buck went in for surgery on Friday night. Buck was finally recovered enough on Monday that we could bring him home that evening. We had prepared a place in our bedroom for Buck with a nice soft orthopedic quality dog bed and a soft sided crate to keep the other dogs from bothering him. But Buck had other plans.

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Buck decided he was laying in the middle of the floor.

Buck had other plans. Buck decided he just wanted to plunk down in his living room and rest. We had let all the other dogs outside so we could bring Buck in the house with minimal commotion. But since Buck wanted to stay in the living room we had to confine the other dogs so he could rest and not be disturbed. We brought Bucks bed out for him and kenneled up most of the other dogs. I don’t think they were thrilled with that but they did well despite the hassle for them.

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Buck on his bed, now in the living room.

Kira was calm enough that she could stay out with Buck. She loves him and just relaxed on the couch and left him alone.

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We are so happy to have a big guy back home. Now we will begin the long road to recovery for Buck. Lots of ice packs, heat packs, and range of motion exercises in our future among other things.

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Bear

Bear was a fairly animated dog when I spent time with him to photograph him. He was very curious about just about everything. He spent the whole time outside exploring the large enclosure.

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Bear

Bear investigated all the smells. Bear spent a fair amount of time looking out of the enclosure staring at things that he found interesting. Bear also became very interested in sounds. Whenever he heard a noise he would look for the source. It was difficult to tell if he was listening to and watching the birds but that seemed to be a possibility as they were quite busy and noisy nearby.

Bear is a friendly guy who is searching for the next thing to entertain him. Maybe that something is you? Bear would love you forever if you provided him with some joyful fun entertainment.

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Bear

Come meet Bear at the Chemung County SPCA. He might just steal your heart.

I am currently working on a project to literally display how great shelter dogs are and bring more attention to them. You can learn more about my project here: Shelter Dogs at the Museum. Please consider contributing to the campaign or sharing the project with your friends on social media.

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Bear

Great photos of dogs at the shelter help dogs find homes faster. The faster shelter staff can connect dogs with their forever homes the better for everyone. Dogs get to go home and humans get to start a life with a new best friend.

Help me make an impact on the lives of shelter dogs and the humans who adopt them by contributing to my campaign.

Always great friends to be found at the shelter

I once again had a wonderful opportunity to photograph the dogs currently for adoption at the Chemung County SPCA. There are currently three dogs available for adoption: Bear, Kenya, and Paddy.

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Paddy

Each of these dogs will make a wonderful friend for some lucky human(s).

If you love dogs stop in and pay them a visit. They will appreciate it even if you can’t take one of them home. Stop in and say hi and give them a few treats for having all four on the floor.

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Bear

If you ARE thinking about the possibility of adding another furry companion to your family then you should rush on over before you miss out on one the opportunity to adopt one of these lovely animals.

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Kenya

I am currently working on a project to literally display how great shelter dogs are and bring more attention to them. You can learn more about my project here: Shelter Dogs at the Museum

Please consider contributing to the campaign or sharing the project with your friends on social media.

Great photos of dogs at the shelter help dogs find homes faster. The faster shelter staff can connect dogs with their forever homes the better for everyone. Dogs get to go home and humans get to start a life with a new best friend.

Help me make an impact on the lives of shelter dogs and the humans who adopt them by contributing to my campaign.

Meet Your Next Best Friend

I’ve made a lot of friends over the years and if you are a dog lover like me you count a lot of dogs among them. Two of my best friends became part of my lives completely by coincidence. We met our dogs Brynn and Kira at the Chemung County SPCA and they became family.
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Kira watching lure coursing.
You can meet your next best friend at the Chemung County SPCA too.
 
I am working on a project to highlight some of the amazing dogs that pass through the Chemung County SPCA on their way to their forever homes. This project will feature large print photographs of some of the dogs that have been at the shelter to see. It will be on display at the Chemung County Historical Society Museum for all to see.
 
Help me make this project the best it can be by contributing to my crowd funding campaign Shelter Dogs at the Museum and sharing it with all your friends and family on social media: https://igg.me/at/ShelterDogsattheMuseum/x/13239346
This is the final push to get this project fully funded. The campaign ends in one week. Please donate to help me support our local shelter animals.
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Brynn all muddy after playing in the yard.
I want to thank the Chemung County SPCA and the Chemung County Historical Society for making this project possible. I couldn’t be doing this without their support.

Happy Holidays from Us and the Dogs

As 2015 comes to a close I can’t help but feel how fortunate I am. I live in a great country. I have a great wife who loves me. I have family that is always there if I need them. And not least of all did I mention all the dogs.

We all have trials and tribulations in life. Things we wish we did or did differently. Guess what? Its in the past let it go. I know its hard. I struggle with it daily myself. Instead focus on those things that bring joy and happiness into your life.

For me one of the most constant sources of smile making and tear jerking moments are my dogs. If you are not a dog lover, yes I am that person who will not shut up about their dogs. Our dogs are part of our family just like anyone else’s children are.

In that spirit we try to make the holidays special for them as well. We bought them presents. We wrapped them. We had them open their presents. In some cases they ate their presents. There were dog beds, cat beds, cat towers, chew toys, squeaky toys, dog treats, and steak. There was even matching pajamas for my wife and two of the dogs.

I flooded everyone’s social media timelines with photos of my dogs enjoying their Christmas. And I enjoyed them enjoying Christmas.

So from The whole Reynolds crew Merry Christmas and Happy new Year. I hope 2016 brings you everything you are dreaming of and working hard for.