I stumbled across something last weekend that made me smile. And I can't keep it to myself, I have to share it with you. If you love photographs of sweet little ones, and you love photographs of the furry variety then this series is going to rock your socks off.
Grace Chon is a delightful lady who responded to my email right away, asking if I could feature her work here on my blog. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, little boy and two rescue dogs (Maeby and Zoey). In her spare time, Grace photographs homeless dogs looking for their forever homes and donates her photography services every year to multiple dog rescue groups in Los Angeles (see I told you she was lovely!). Grace has also been photographing her son (Jasper) and Taiwanese rescue dog (Zoey) in a series of adorable 'twin' photographs that are bound to make your day that much brighter.
The story of Zoey the rescue pup is a happy one, although it didn't start out that way. Zoey started out life in a gutter in Taiwan, after being abandoned along with her brothers and sisters. A school girl walking by scooped up all the puppies and carried them to her home where she later contacted the Taiwan Animal Rescue Team.
'A kind volunteer at the Animal Rescue Team, Joy, found foster parents for all 5 of Zoey’s siblings, but decided to foster Zoey herself because she was the runt and the sickliest. She also gave her the name she came to America with - Star. Joy fell in love with Zoey and said she might have kept her, had she not been moving to China for a new job.
She says she never knew what happened to any of the puppies, and all that she knew of Zoey was that a Korean girl in Los Angeles had adopted her. Joy says she’s been waiting for 7 years to hear more about the puppy she fell in love with. As the photos of Zoey and Jasper broke around the world, Joy saw them in China. She had a hunch that it might be the sickly little 2.5 pound dog she nursed to health in Taiwan - and she was right.
Joy has been sending Grace photos of Zoey - from the first night she was at her apartment, to the final photo they took of her with a China Airlines stewardess before she boarded her flight to Los Angeles' (Zoey and Jasper).
I hope you enjoy these photographs as much as I do, and that you make you smile.
Happy Friday everyone!
Zoey is a 7 year old rescue mutt from Taiwan. She loves hiking, playing fetch with her toy squirrel, eating crumbs off the floor, and Jasper.
Jasper is a 10 month old Chinese-Korean mutt from Los Angeles. He loves going for walks, eating pancakes and meatballs and yogurt and oatmeal and cereal (sometimes all together), and his best furry friends Zoey and Maeby.
Zoey and Jasper’s mom is a commercial photographer specializing in animals, lifestyle images, and celebrities with their pets. When she isn’t furiously editing photos during Jasper’s nap time, she likes to garden and watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." (Zoey and Jasper)
Instagram: @thegracechon #zoeyandjasper
Facebook: Shine Pet Photos
Jasper & Zoey on Tumblr: http://zoeyandjasper.tumblr.com/