“I’m photographing some dolphin activity today. Earlier I saw a pod that was so close I could have touched them!” said Karen Monson of Santa Barbara as she and her dog Buddy were out for a photography stroll at Loon Point Beach in Summerland. “I try to come out here every day. [Buddy] is so good to photograph with. If I’m taking pictures of the birds, he doesn’t run after them,” she added.
“I got kicked out of a worker’s comp situation, and I had to think of something to do. So I started working with animals; they are my passion,” said Evey Chezum as she walked a friend’s rescue dog, Huxley, around the Courthouse. Huxley is an 8-month-old standard poodle who had a particularly traumatizing puppy-hood. “I’m blessed enough to be able to socialize him,” said Chezum.