On June 8th, the winners of the "Best Buddy" contest met at the Alberta Royal Museum in Edmonton for a preview of the Wolf to Woof summer exhibit which will run from June 9th to September 16th, 2012. Thirty winning photos and stories were chosen from over 250 entries to represent 3 categories:
Hall of Fame, Hall of Shame, and Best Friends Forever. The photos and the stories that accompany them are on display as part of the exhibit.
Shadowbar's Tuxedo Rose, a German shepherd owned by Judi and Darryl Snowdon, of Lundbreck, AB, was chosen as a winner in the Hall of Fame category for her work in the Humane Education Program at Isabelle Sellon School in the Crowsnest Pass.
Rose accompanied Judi daily to school where a student with spina bifida learned to handle Rose in competition obedience from a wheelchair as part of her Humane Education project. After many weeks of practice, this student and Rose entered
an obedience fun match and passed their obedience test with 186/200. It was a memory this student will not forget.
A caricature of Rose still adorns the wall outside the counsellor's office at ISS.
As part of the presentation at the Alberta Royal Museum, winners were provided with a wonderful, framed, matted photo of their dog and their story and they were asked to 'pay the news forward' by placing the picture and story in noted public places to encourage families to travel this summer to see the wonderful exhibit, Wolf to Woof, the story of dogs.
Please take the time to do so this summer. You will not be disappointed.