A few months ago, I participated in the American Cancer Society's "An Evening of Hope" - a night to honor human and canine cancer victims and survivors. I was blessed to meet some wonderful people as well as donate a gift certificate for the fundraising silent auction. The winner of the gift certificate recently contacted me and we set up a wonderful session at Star Dog in uptown Charlotte. I was thrilled to find out that my client's dog was a Beagle that does agility training. I was even more excited when I showed up and learned that she was a Miniature Beagle that does agility training! This little girl, Sam, is so adorable and full of personality - I could have photographed her all day. She is only 14 months old but is trained like a pro. She is very lucky to have found a great place like Star Dog where they teach dogs how to weave through obstacles...

fly like Superwoman... run through tunnels...be patient...and just be plain ol' cute!After we left Star Dog, we made our way back to Sam's house where we were given a warm welcome.Sam introduced me to her sister Sheba. Sheba is a Chow/Border Collie mix who was luckily rescued by her mom 8 years ago. Sadly, she was found in a ditch full of water along the side of the road. Obviously hit by a car, she tried to walk but her back leg was badly injured. Her mom called Animal Control but they never came. Not sure what to do next, her mom frantically called the Fire Department. Luckily, they showed up and brought Sheba back to her rescuer's home. She received the best vet care possible and also adopted a new home in the process. Sheba is still a little shy but is thankful to have such a loving family.Both pups greeted us with funny faces...Thanks so much for spending time with me, Sam and Sheba. I hope you didn't get a tummy ache from all the treats! ;)Lastly, I wanted to include the third dog in the pack. Even though he wasn't physically there with us, I'm sure he was looking across Rainbow Bridge and laughing at us. You are missed Boo Boo.

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