Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A strange name for great dog

Here are my images from a recent assignment for the German magazine Junger Soldat (I would love to give you a link, but they don't really have a website). In Salem we met with Geoff Ames (a veteran with PTSD) and his service dog Oprah. The dog was trained and provided to him by Puppies Behind Bars. Apparently Oprah Winfrey is supporting the cause and so the dog was named after her... Asides from this slightly strange naming practice it was an honor to invited into Mr. Ames and witness his story. Although Oprah is a service dog, she was still a lab and a young one at that...

We took a walk through their neighborhood. Love the colors. And the sense of abandonment.

Oprah is ready for her close up! Next image: Her service manual.

Oprah looking attentive while guarding Goeff. A drawer full of meds...

Here you can see that Oprah is still quite young... Details and Geoff's close up.

I liked doing this story although it was a more complex setup... But seeing the two together and how that makes a difference for both of them was really rewarding!

1 comment:

  1. Love it! Oprah is beautiful and, yes, smart as well. She would do well with Sherlock. :)