It was an absolute treat this week to meet this sweet little girl called Cricket who has only known a life of been caged and being used for breeding. Cricket is 6 years old and has been living in a puppy mill for all of her life – not a life any dog wishes for.

Her new adopted family Stacie and Greg,  found Cricket through the organization called National Mill Dog Rescue. Cricket was flown here this week and is now getting use to living a normal life as a dog.

As you can imagine Cricket has lots to learn, such as being on a leash, the smells and wonders of the outdoors. All is going well so far, she loves people and now knows what a big cozy bed is and to be held in trusting human arms.

Thank you to this awesome organization who is helping to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home discarded breeding dogs and educate the general public about the cruel realities of the commercial dog breeding industry.

A big thanks to Stacie and Greg who are giving Cricket a new and loving life in Bend.




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  • Marilyn Stonecipher - December 22, 2014 - 11:33 pm

    I’ve seen Cricket dance. She is a star!ReplyCancel

Meet seven year old Charli, she was the lucky winner of my recent  I LOVE BEND, OR  photo session giveaway. Charli went full steam and was in heaven with all the available sticks and mud. She and her parents had fun and I am sure took a nap when they got home from our  session.


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  • Jill Rosell - December 11, 2014 - 8:54 pm

Bend Christmas Parade and Jingle Bell Run 2014 from Jill Rosell on Vimeo.

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Former Bendite, Matisyahu best known as the Hasidic Jewish Rapper, performed in Bend at the Domino Room for a sold out crowd of fans. Matis shared several of his songs from his new album, AKEDA and finished up with his hit song “One Day”.

I was selected to photograph Matisyahu and was expecting to squeeze on the stage for some shots. However the stage was tight which meant shooting from in the crowd. Fortunately people were kind and I positioned myself behind some young fans along the stage front. I shot the entire show, changed out lenses a few times and definitely found I had to shoot tight to get decent photos due to the lighting.

I had a few minutes after the show to meet Matis and give him an I LOVE BEND, OR sticker which he was excited to have.

I have a feeling Matishayu will be back in Bend during his next tour.





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  • Lauren Lester - October 24, 2014 - 5:36 pm

    So much fun sharing some limited floor space with you next to the stage! The pics are fabulous! It’s interesting seeing your pics knowing that I was standing right next to you. Interesting perspectives!ReplyCancel

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