Last weekend I had the opportunity to make some greyt new friends at the Greyt Global Greyhound Walk!
This annual international event aims to bring awareness to the awesomeness of greyhounds and sighthounds as pets. And I'm all for it. Every greyhound I've met, including the cuties on the weekend were so dang sweet! The turnout was great with 21 sighthounds and one l'il lab trotting along the trails around Beaver Lake Park.
On arrival there was lots of time for hellos for old friends and new. Before the walk we tried our best for a group photo (always a bit of an adventure) and then we hit the trail. Some dogs (along with their humans) who were just out for a nice afternoon trail walk were pretty surprised by the gaggle of greyhounds, and the "dog ponies" were very polite, as real ponies moseyed along the paths too. As we arrived at a big clearing surrounded by bushes near the end of the walk, some dogs were let off leash to "let 'er rip" and (camera-nerd talk here) though I didn't have the best lens for distance action, I focussed on the dogs, put my set up to the test and, well, I got a few shots, though I'd like to practice some more! In any case, there were games of chase between the hounds and even a Husky named Blue who was just playing ball with his person ended up getting in some play time with the group too! I'm sure there were some very tired doggos that evening.
At the end of the walk, there were a few more visits and the it was time for goodbye... until next time.
If you're new to my work, I not only photograph pets as my day job, but I also cover events like this as part of my animal adoption advocacy work.
In order to continue covering events like this at no charge, I offer digital images from these events, for sale.
Proceeds from the image sales not only help me continue to provide this work for free, but I also share proceeds with the non-profits. In the case of this event, that non profit will be Extraordinary Galgos and Podencos of Western Canada (EGPWC). EGPWC is the local chapter of Extraordinary Galgos and Podencos (EGP), an international rescue whose mission is to rescue, advocate and find homes for Galgos, Podencos and Salukis, and since the organizer of today's walk volunteers with EGPWC, it's a good fit.
HOW TO ORDER
- Scroll through the gallery and take note of the filename(s) of the image(s) you want (2309-wnesbitt-XXXX). This info is located at the bottom left of the image.
- EMAIL ME your choices and I'll send you the total amount along with payment info for e-transfer or credit card.
- Once payment is received, I'll email your images within 2 business days
-Hi-res digital images are $20 each and will not contain logos or text. In some cases I can do additional edits such as removing leashes or distracting elements, at an additional cost. Hi-res images are printable at a printshop of your choosing.
Please feel free to drop me a note with any questions!
Thanks to everyone who came out and especially to the dogs for being so magical!