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 images 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 objective of “saving one bully at a time” by means of the 2023 Biggies Bullies pet calendar contest.

“Duke was six-weeks-old once we acquired him,” remembers Melissa. “The particular person we acquired 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 good friend who rescues animals, Melissa and Ryan discovered about this unlucky state of affairs and took in Duke. Melissa even despatched Duke’s former household an image of him a yr later to indicate he was doing effectively as a result of, as Melissa places it, “I may inform how a lot he actually did love [Duke] and that he actually didn’t need to give him up.”

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

“The those who had her left her in a darkish basement behind a curtain, which is the darkest factor, for a few days. A good friend 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 acquired alongside and we took her in. She is our glad loving woman.”

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

Melissa warned me that their vitality ranges are in every single place. With Duke, now seven years previous, his vitality stage is a bit decrease whereas five-year-old Chloe‘s continues to be fairly excessive, however I don’t suppose Duke needed 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 acquired such a kick out of watching these large paws of his swash by means 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 unimaginable to get out of the water. And simply whenever you thought they have been finished, they beelined proper again to the water for an additional dip. I feel they spent extra of their session moist than they did dry!

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“My favourite issues [about them] can be the love and affection they each give,” shared Melissa. “They each have an excellent goofy aspect, and Duke has the most effective 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 adore 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 provide 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 like about them that I really feel like I may go on ceaselessly!”

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With unimaginable 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 complete 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 canines 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 sit down and keep to create stunning portraits! Suppose yours would like to get in on the motion? Select your journey beneath to start.

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