Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Model Contest 2009 - Lucy is our Winner!

This year's Pet Fest and LCD Model Contest was such an amazing success. More than 3,000 people (and their dogs) had a fantastic time enjoying dock dogs, canine good citizen tests, rescue and vendor tents, Frisbee demonstrations and FOOD! 

LCD was a marquee participant at the event for the 4th straight year, hosting our annual ( and insanely popular) model contest. We've had a great turn out in 06, 07 and in 08 but 2009 was by far the fiercest competition we've seen. 600 dogs posed for our cameras, vying for the prize of top dog. In the past we've had a purebred a Vizsla, a rescued Border Collie and a show Papillion win the title, but this year it was Lucy, a mixed breed of unknown heritage, who won our hearts with her unusual good looks.

Adopted from the Charleston Animal Society (formerly the JASPCA), Lucy had a rough start. She had everything from mange to kennel cough and almost didn't make it. But her sweet spirit carried her through the difficulties and she is now living a happy and healthy life with her owner, Jennifer Montini.

I wish I could have fit more of her photos in the June/July issue. It's not quite a good as seeing her in print, but I wanted to share them with you here on the dog blog.  Enjoy looking at this sweet, scruffy and adorable dog having a ball out at the (always dog friendly) Magnolia Plantation.

All photos are copyright Lowcountry Focus Photography and can not be reproduced or re-posted online without consent of the photographer and LCD.

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