Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Day at PAALS Camp

At I Heart Faces this week the theme is “Random Acts of Kindness” that has to do with using photography for helping other people through taking photos of ill children or sharing your photography with the less fortunate. The charity is called, “The Littlest Heroes Project”.

I am not able to give through this great organization, but our family gives in other ways. We are part of a great organization called Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services or PAALS. PAALS raises and trains service dogs for people with disabilities other than blindness or deafness. This post is about a day with PAALS. Head over to PAALS website for more information.

The Doggone Days of Summer Camp was a fun time for all. I caught up with the action on the last day.

After a week of learning some basic cues with the dogs, a trip to the mall was in order to test out their newly learned skills. Chloe isn’t super fond of the bus, but managed pretty well anyway.

Chloe listens well to a “watch me".

  Duo enjoys the bus ride.042

Look at that face!

AJ enjoys some extra love during the movie part of camp.

RC takes her work and sleep very seriously.

After camp we dropped Chloe off for a vet appointment and did a few things downtown while we were waiting. I've never quite understood this sign. Odd advertising.

Ahhh…El Cheapo. See the donkey kicking high prices. Clever.


Then on to the Richland County Public Library.


How nice to see Arthur there!


The escalators kept us busy for a long time.

Little Ryan was still for 1/3o of a second.

What a cool mural!

Charlie takes on an alligator. I think Charlie won.

Ryan takes a more peaceful approach with the animals.

The plants inside the building are unreal.

I don’t know the name of this church, but the steeple is pretty cool.

My crappy horrible suckish new camera does this now for pictures. I like purple and all, but come on! I returned said camera and don’t know what I’m going to do now. Suggestions? 157



  1. Nice work! Looks like a great program - and so rewarding!

  2. What a tremendous program! Pets ARE a blessing :D I love the moments you captured, very lovely!

  3. What a great organization/program. Thank you for sharing. :)

  4. Aww cute photos!!! What a wonderful thing to do!

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