When Wally stopped growing, I think it took a little while for his ears to get the memo. 🙂 But of course his ears only add to his charm, and what this awesome dude lacks in size he more than makes up in personality and spirit.
I had the pleasure of meeting this speckled fellow and his people recently for a shoot in the beautiful Presidio in San Francisco. “He can be shy around new people,” I’d been warned ahead of time — and at first Wally lived up to his end of the bargain. But shyness is nothing next to a little patience, a little love, and a healthy helping of treats, and in no time at all Wally and I were fast friends.
Rescued by his people through the San Francisco SPCA last year, Wally has found himself a loving home. He gets to spend time outdoors exploring the sights and sounds of the city, and is a big fan of the beach (which unfortunately fogged over before we could get there that day!). He loves to run, play with other dogs, and can lay claim to an impressive vertical leap. He is an absolute joy to be around, and the time I got to spend with him is something that I will always cherish. The hardest part of getting to meet amazing dogs and people can be as simple as having to say goodbye after just a short time.