Emily Cesca of Goleta and her boyfriend’s 2-year-old puppy, Willow, shared a yawn in the Redwood section of the S.B. Botanic Garden at the Trails ’n’ Tails 2014 event last weekend. “It reminds me of Yosemite, which is one of my favorite places ever,” said Cesca, who was in the garden for the first time.
Karen Perkins posed with her dog, Queen, while Michael Beickel drew a caricature of her highness during Trails ’n’ Tails. Since being rescued, the 7-year-old French bulldog has been trained as a therapy dog for veterans and children, as well as a “rapid-change-in-heart-rate-detection dog,” said Perkins. “It shows what you can accomplish with an adopted, adult dog if the animal-human bond is strong enough,” she added.