A Calendar Contest Session with Water-Loving Pit Bulls at Beaver County’s Brady’s Run Park – Bark & Gold Pictures

It began with two candy calendar contest submission photographs and equally heartstrings-pulling backstories. The place it took us was Brady’s Run Park for a late August celebration of those water-loving pit bulls elevating cash towards a purpose of “saving one bully at a time” by way of the 2023 Biggies Bullies pet calendar contest.

“Duke was six-weeks-old after we received him,” recollects Melissa. “The individual we received him from [had] simply returned from abroad and needed to transfer again in together with his mom; as soon as he moved in, [he] discovered that he couldn’t have any animals there so he needed to discover a new house for Duke or take him to a shelter.”

With assist from a buddy who rescues animals, Melissa and Ryan discovered about this unlucky scenario and took in Duke. Melissa even despatched Duke’s former household an image of him a yr later to point out he was doing nicely as a result of, as Melissa places it, “I might inform how a lot he actually did love [Duke] and that he actually didn’t wish to give him up.”

Sadly, Chloe’s story isn’t as completely happy as Duke’s, defined Melissa who rescued her when Chloe was round three years previous.

“The folks that had her left her in a darkish basement behind a curtain, which is the darkest factor, for a few days. A buddy of ours discovered about this and went in and rescued her from the basement,” Melissa elaborates. “They couldn’t maintain her, so we examined Chloe out with Duke, and after a few occasions [together], they received alongside and we took her in. She is our completely happy loving lady.”

two happy pit bulls prance across a bridge at Brady's Run Park during their calendar contest session

Melissa warned me that their power ranges are far and wide. With Duke, now seven years previous, his power degree is a bit of decrease whereas five-year-old Chloe‘s continues to be fairly excessive, however I don’t assume Duke wished to be outshined by his youthful sister. He made fairly a splash himself in one of many many creeks that wind all through the park. I received such a kick out of watching these large paws of his swash by way of the water whereas these playful ears bounced up and down as he explored the cool, rocky stream.

water-loving pit bulls splash and swim in a creek at Brady's Run Park during their calendar contest session

It was smiles throughout these two who have been practically not possible to get out of the water. And simply whenever you thought they have been achieved, they beelined proper again to the water for an additional dip. I believe they spent extra of their session moist than they did dry!

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“My favourite issues [about them] could be the love and affection they each give,” shared Melissa. “They each have an excellent goofy facet, and Duke has one of the best head tilt round! He likes to cuddle, particularly in mattress underneath the covers, and he has gotten Chloe to do the identical factor; my husband and I completely like it and really feel lonely in the event that they’re not in mattress with us at occasions. Duke does an ideal spoon subsequent to you and it’s simply so heat.”

Pit bulls pose sitting in front of their humans legs at Brady's Run Park during their calendar contest session

“Chloe loves kisses, likes to be petted, and loves affection…and we love to offer it to her,” Melissa provides. “If I’m ever upset about something, they immediately know, and Duke will take all 90 kilos of himself and sit on my lap and kiss my face to cheer me up. Chloe will come subsequent to me and put her head on my legs. There’s simply a lot I really like about them that I really feel like I might go on ceaselessly!”

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With unbelievable rescue tales of their very own, it was solely becoming that they earned eleventh and twelfth place in this yr’s Biggies Bullies pet calendar contest, elevating a collective whole between them of $942 and touchdown them a featured month alongside ten different successful pit bulls…and one “honorary pittie,” a Corgi named Zuko.

You possibly can see which portraits of Duke & Chloe made it into the 2023 Biggies Bullies pet calendar with your buy, which helps Biggies Bullies in its efforts of rescuing and re-homing pit bull-type canine in Pittsburgh and the encircling areas. Calendars begin at simply $20 and proceeds from all calendar gross sales will help in offering schooling on accountable pet possession, constructive force-free coaching, and the significance of spaying and neutering. Click on right here to buy your 2023 Biggies Bullies pet calendar.

Duke & Chloe’s session is proof that your canine doesn’t have to take a seat and keep to create stunning portraits! Assume yours would like to get in on the motion? Select your journey under to start.

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