Happy 4th to those of you in the States! This is typically a lazy day for us, maybe an early morning trip to the beach if the tide is right, but we normally try to avoid the crowds. After all, we've discovered that we have neighbors up and down the river shooting off fireworks, so why battle the traffic when you can get a good show right from your dock!? So I spent the morning at the shelter. Though I had every intention of getting back in last month, the month and other obligations here in Jacksonville had other plans.
Finally, today I made it in and was quickly reminded what a workout and how many calories are burned during three or four hours of wrangling large, energetic dogs out of their kennels for a walk and a photo and then back in their kennels (especially in this heat...)! That lack of shelter time over the past year is probably why I've gained 10 pounds over the past year! Meet Moxxi! She is a super sweet four year old American Pit Bull Terrier. She was a treat to photograph. Can't you tell by this sweet face? She has great manners, knows sit, paw, down, and even plays fetch! Nice smile, too, don't you think? She's a long-timer at the shelter, having been there since March 1, way too long to be living in a shelter. She's waiting for you to adopt her! You can meet her at Animal Care and Protective Services, 2020 Forest Street in Jacksonville, Florida.