|Posted by Judith Snowdon on May 27, 2012 at 3:45 PM|
The Alberta Royal Museum was working on a summer exhibit called. Wolf to Woof, the story of how dogs became Man's best friend. They ran a contest asking people to relate stories that would prove that their dog was best buddy quality. I entered a story about Shadowbar's Tuxedo Rose, my wonderful German shepherd who used to accompany me to school when I taught Humane Education in the Crowsnest Pass. One of my students had no dog of her own to use as a project animal, so she asked if she could use Rose. We decided that, as a project, she should, over the course of 12 weeks, work with Rose at school in obedience. The student, who had spina bifida, would use a wheelchair instead of her crutches and leg braces and then enter the dog in a regular obedience fun match. She did all this and passed the test with a score of 186 1/2/200.
I received a call from the contest director last week, and Rose's picture and story were chosen as one of the 30 winners of the contest. The pic and story will be exhibited from June 9 - September of 2012 at the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton. And I get to attend the gala event and a preview of the exhibit. So excited.