If you live around Monterey County, you have probably heard of the annual Wag n' Walk that benefits the SPCA. Everyone gathers with their dogs to walk from Shoreline Park all the way to Lovers Point and back. After the walk, everyone is welcome to participate in really cute contests. Many sit with their furry friends and watch the contests over a picnic lunch or peruse the sponsored booths. This is the first year I have photographed the event. My favorite part happened on the trail from the aquarium back to the park. I got a chance to stop and visit with some Wag N Walkers while they rested in the shade--which provided some great photo opportunities. Everyone would introduce their dogs and tell me amazing stories of healing, rehabilitation, unconditional love, and "happily-ever-afters". I have photographed dozens of adoptable dogs, and to hear these stories filled me with joy. Thanks to some great feedback I already have fun ideas planned for Wag N Walk 2014. If you have other ideas on creative ways to capture your pups and their personalities, do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you so much for sharing your stories and allowing me to snuggle with your dogs!