This sweet story is about how a series of photographs became the poster images to represent DANCERS LOVE DOGS, an amazing non-profit that helps homeless dogs in shelters.
Founded in May 2012, by Brigitte Reeve-Taylor, the organization is a true labor of love - a very noble collaboration of dancers, dog lovers, and theaters in South Africa donate their time & energy to annual dance performances in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban. One ticket pays for one sheltered dog's sterilization. Today, more than 10,000 sheltered dogs have been sterilized since the organization's foundation.
The photo series was inspired by a pair of magical pointe shoes worn by American prima ballerina, Gelsey Kirkland, in her historical 1978 performance of La Sylphide with American Ballet Theatre. Ms. Kirkland generously gifted her pair of pointe shoes to Vanessa in 1978.
Vivi test drives Kurgo's no-pull walking dog harness!
Forever Friends Golden Retriever Rescue Organization Invites You
Vivi's hi-five becomes the logo for Forever Friends ~ Golden Retriever Rescue
Vivi licenses her spring hat photo to Avanti Greeting Cards!
Vivi licenses two photos to Golden Retriever Rescue for their Annual Fund Raising Event
Vivi's "House Chores Are Done!" appears in The Bark Magazine
Vivi's Poster for Dancers Love Dogs appears in Cesar's Way Magazine
Vivi licenses 4 photos to O'Hanlon Greeting Cards in UK, France, Switzerland, and Australia
Vivi's story, "Ballerina Dreams," is written up in Pawsh Magazine
Vivi is the poster pup for Dancers Love Dogs, a non-profit organization helping homeless dogs in South Africa
"Air Traffic Control, I Have To Catch My Jet" makes Flickr's Frontpage and reaches the Top Ten on 500px.com in the Animal Category
"Vivi In The Mist" Wins Recognition Award in Light Space Time Animals photography contest
"I Think I Love Her" is the kick off post for Zen Imagery
Vivi's enchantment with miniatures is featured in UK Magazine, Dogs Today
Vivi's 150-page hard cover book is now for sale on Blurb.