In the fall of 2006, long before I had ever heard of Paw’d Squad or dog photography or before I had adopted my dog Maeby, I did a ton of research online for dogs to adopt in Los Angeles. I came across this blog about a sweet dog named Mavis — the woman who rescued her had been trying to find a home for her for an entire year! Unfortunately for Mavis, nobody wanted to adopt her because it seemed she might have some health issues. And poor Mavis was stuck living in a kennel, while the other dogs around her found homes. While I didn’t feel equipped to adopt a dog like Mavis, I did follow her blog to keep up to date with her story. But then I adopted Maeby in January 2007, and the blog posts stopped in February. Life went on and Mavis exited my mind.
Fast forward to present day…
Helen, a volunteer from Paw’d Squad, had been fostering a female dog but she just didn’t get along with her existing dogs. So Helen begged her dad to temporarily take care of her. While her father adamantly refused to adopt the dog, the little lovebug quickly won him over and “temporary” became permanent. Helen asked me to take photos of this dog as a birthday gift to her father — and guess who she ended up being?
Guess what else? The woman who started Mavis’ blog and rescued her from the South LA shelter is none other than Tina, the wonderful woman who also pulled LaLa from the North Central animal shelter.
Were you able to keep up with this crazy story? And isn’t it so funny the way life works out? I’ve wondered about Mavis a few times over the last year, hoping she found a good home. And not only did she find a GREAT home, I got to do a photo session with her too.
Man I have the best job ever.
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