By Jan Jackson
The first time we put a sweater on Spork, she froze. She wouldn’t move a muscle. She didn’t know what to make of it. She didn’t know what to do. We knew what to do. We laughed. I know, shame on us.
But, look at Spork today – shown wearing an original Uppity Dog Wear sheep sweater, she’s the perfect model.
Her owner, Rachel Lee Gage, adopted her from Heartland Humane Society in Corvallis, Oregon. Here is what Rachel has to say:
“I adopted Spork in September of 2017. She was 4 months old when I got her. She had a fractured jaw at 2 months old that was repaired, but left her with an observable tilt of her muzzle to the right.
“I adopted her from Heartland Humane Society in Corvallis, OR. She is now three years old. Her birthday is May 24 2017.
“Her breed is unknown. The Human Society had her listed as a Spaniel Mix. But, as she grew, she surpassed the size of a typical Spaniel. I consider her a Gordon Setter Mix because, now that she is fully grown, she looks much more like a Setter than a Spaniel. An agility classmate of mine judges breed dog shows, and she said with some confidence that Spork is a field Gordon Setter Mix. The field portion of her assessment, she told me, is related to her lineage. They are dogs who likely worked (in fields) as opposed to dogs intended to show.
“She has a wonderful personality. She is tender hearted, playful, bubbly, and eager to please. She is absolutely adored at our local pet stores (they even have a photo of her on the wall at one of the pet stores) She is also very obedient.
“Lots and LOTS of training has gone into getting her ready to be my service dog. We are currently working with a trainer in Portland on service dog tasks. I met the photographer, Rebecca Cozart when she was doing seasonal photo shoots at our favorite pet store. Visit her website at https://nosestailspaws.com
Rachel and Spork
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