Families come in all shapes and sizes, colors and fur. This wonderful Scrimpshire family are regular clients, dog rescuers and valued members of our community. Though I do not usually photograph human families, since they were outnumbered, the dogs helped keep them in line!
This past weekend Twin Falls hosted the Idaho Special Olympics State Games. Hundreds of volunteers and man hours went into the event. Athletes trained for months, many journeyed hours to come and compete. Strangers opened their homes to host athletes and their families, local business donated products and sponsors gave generously to cover all needs.
I had the incredible opportunity to be the photographer for Chobani, capturing the owner/CEO of the company, Hamdi Ulukaya and his amazing staff. Hamdi spoke at the opening ceremonies for the games, walked in the parade and was gracious to everyone who approached him. A team of volunteers from Chobani worked tirelessly Saturday at the games helping with timing, measuring and filling in anywhere needed to make everything run smoothly all the while cheering for and showing love and support for the athletes.
Special Olympics is an amazing experience for anyone involved, athletes, parents and volunteers. Training will start soon for the winter games. As a volunteer, there is little else that will top it. Get involved friends, you won't regret it.
Our beloved pets. They are only with us for a short time. They give us love and companionship and unbiased friendship. Grey muzzles and cloudy eyes peering up at us. We want to keep them forever. Take pictures. Have them taken. They are here so briefly then we miss them.