My dog, Gromit, means the world to me. Gromit was selected last fall to be a model for Ride the Sky. I was thrilled. Then I was devastated as a short time later when I became injured and barely able to function, much less groom him out perfectly, drive to a location, and actively assist in helping to pose him.
It’s amazing how things fall into place when they are meant to. Betsy arranged with my friend, Anna, to secretly do the shoot together with Gromit and surprise me. I can’t even begin to explain how loved it made me feel. Getting surprised by images overwhelmed me with love, joy, gratitude and just touched my heart. I am pretty sure I sobbed for 20 minutes straight. I love taking pictures of my dog but Betsy has skills and talent beyond my ability and all I can think of is someday this amazing dog is going to be gone, and I’ll have these amazing, wonderful photos to remember him by…as well as the story of how they came to fruition through a desire to do something kind for me.
In my opinion, this is the kindest, most thoughtful gift for a dog lover. Betsy showed the kind of person she really is by thinking up this surprise and then coordinating and seeing it through. That says a lot about the type of person she is and the business she runs.