I met Asher and his pack mates Taylor Rose and Quinn at GIG. To be more precise, we met in the parking lot of the outlet mall off of Highway 15 just outside of Gettysburg. I had their owners follow us over to the Irish Brigade monument (after having made several trips there we were good at finding it quickly) and parked across the road from it. I took several pictures of Asher near the monument.
As I had done in earlier sessions, we walked up a footpath that cut across a U-shaped bend in the road. At the end of the footpath, where it rejoined the road uphill from where we parked the cars, we took more pictures along one of the numerous wooden fences that can be found everywhere on the battlefield.
He was beginning to tire as it was a warm afternoon, so I snapped a few more while he laid down to rest.
After a while he got up and I took the opportunity to grab a few group pictures, which did not turn out as well as I had hoped. But then he laid down in the grass once more, so I took a few more of him.
I learned later that he had gone to the bridge a couple of months ago.
Mr. Murphy was introduced to me during my first trip to Dewey in October 2009. I met him and his companion Bailey when I visited their owners Mo and Sean's store at the Sea Esta III motel. Bailey was a shy fawn girl, and Bailey turned out to be this big, tall male. I knew Bailey was going to be uneasy while I took a picture of them, but I tried to be as nonthreatening as possible.
He sat for me on Mo's command; Bailey hung behind him.
The next day (Sunday) we met again on the beach at sunrise. I snapped a couple of pictures of Mr. Murphy which, because of his popularity with many girl greyhounds, became known as his "come-hither" looks, and looking so good in his Long Dog Leather collar:
Last year we dog-sat Mr. Murphy and their new adoptee, Molly (Bailey had passed away several months after our '09 meeting), on a late Sunday afternoon. Mr. Murphy loved running up and down the beach with Bill (who I first met on this visit):