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We are enveloped by ice and snow here in Western North Carolina. Certainly the snowiest winter since I have lived here. This shot is from last years big snow in March. We already have two that beat that one. Here Happy is making the illegal pass on Bailey as Freckles looks on. Saki who was our foster is a bit behind. My parents adopted Saki so we still get to see him quite a bit. He was rescued from a no-kill shelter that the State shut down due to abuse. He was almost 20 lbs overweight and heartworm positive. Now, he travels between two mountain houses. One here in NC and one in Breckenridge. He is healthy and fit. Bailey was a stray that was scheduled to be eutanized. Freckles was a seen wandering the road near our house. When I tried to approach she wouldn’t have anything to do with me. But, when my wife Colleen opened the door…she jumped right in. We did all we could to find her owners but nothing. Probably a dropped off dog. Happy was from the Montgomery, Alabama Humane Society.


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Hi, my name is Chris Snyder and I reside in beautiful Western North Carolina, USA. I have been a swim coach since 1990 and have been selling my photography since 2006. My wife and I are avid mountain bikers and also are very involved in animal rescue. We always have a menagerie of some size and makeup. Most of my images are of nature whether wildlife or landscapes. I hope you enjoy.

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  • John Beamish
    John Beamishover 4 years ago

    What a wonderfully joyous shot.

  • Thanks John. There is something about dogs and snow.

    – Chris Snyder

  • Jane Best
    Jane Bestover 4 years ago

    Great shot. THey do look like they are having loads of fun. Loads of snow on the ground and branches too.
    Ice and snow here too. Enough already!

  • I agree Jane. Enough already!! Thanks.

    – Chris Snyder

  • Gisele Bedard
    Gisele Bedardover 4 years ago

    We have less snow here in the north of Quebec…what a beautiful action shot,joyfull picture…

  • It has been a crazy winter for sure. Thanks so much for the comment.

    – Chris Snyder

  • KMorral
    KMorralover 4 years ago

    Nicely framed action- fun shot

  • As always. Thank you!

    – Chris Snyder

  • Jacqueline Ison
    Jacqueline Isonover 4 years ago

    Thanks, Chris! I like the other one as well!

  • Thanks Jackie. I wouldn’t have posted except for you.

    – Chris Snyder

  • brendanscully
    brendanscullyover 4 years ago

    Chris – this is just fabulous, and something I never see….!

  • Thanks Mate!!

    – Chris Snyder

  • Kerri Gallagher
    Kerri Gallagherover 4 years ago

    Awesome capture love it!

  • I appreciate the comment Kerri!

    – Chris Snyder

  • Zdogs
    Zdogsover 4 years ago

    Wonderful Image Chris,… gorgeous framing around those cheeky dogs! :))

  • They are quite cheeky. Thanks!!!

    – Chris Snyder

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1over 4 years ago

    What a great moment to capture and a wonderful caption!

  • I appreciate it Gina!

    – Chris Snyder

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartover 4 years ago

    Beautiful action shot of these happy frolickers…Glad that it all ended well for Saki…(a no-kill shelter shut down due to abuse??!! I’ve heard it all…!!)

  • The intentions were good…but. I don’t know the whole story, just that hidden cameras were used….Almost all the dogs were adopted. Thanks Meg.

    – Chris Snyder

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