Since 2011 was a huge year for us here at Bluebird Farm, I thought I would put together some photo collages of some of our favorite times this past year. It was a life changing year for all of us here on the farm. My 27 year old mare made it through a bad health scare and we launched a new website called Deaf Dogs Rock which lists and helps deaf dogs find new homes throughout the U. S. Who knew adopting and training a deaf dog would be so life changing? I hope you enjoy our Best of 2011 photo journey. Lexi and I also want to thank all of you for taking the time out of your busy schedules to pop by and see all the wonderful creatures here at Bluebird Farm. According to my dog Lexi and my deaf dog Nitro, you all totally ROCK!
Grand Opening of the Salem Rotary Dog Park here in Salem VA in October 2011. This is by far Nitro's favorite place in the world to go. We take him there everyday so he can play with all his buddies!
New River Valley Fair in Dublin Virginia to photograph a good old fashioned livestock fair for their website. It brings me back to the days when I was a child and competed at our local fair with our 4-H Countryside Cavalry Team.
Green Hill Park Equestrian Center. Here are some photos I took (I have another website www.horseva.com) of one of the last Fall Horse Shows of the season here in Salem VA.
City of Salem Animal Shelter. Before she found a home, Nitro and I would stop by and play with her. We ended up listing her (aka Anola) on our website www.deafdogsrock.com and making a video of her as well. She was adopted by a wonderful family and now I am working with them at least once a week on training tips at Ellie's new home. Ellie is such a smart girl!
Here is the video we put together of Ellie (aka. Anola) and Nitro playing together at the shelter.
May the stars shine ever so brightly on you and your furry loved ones in the coming year. Hugs and kisses from the World According To Lexi. Happy New Year!