The dogs are a little hard to see in the rain... but they did a bang-up job anyway, totally ignoring the wet and wind of Hurricane Irene. Granted, it was just the beginning of the hurricane, but unpleasant enough to be standing in, much less trying to sniff out bombs or catch the bad guys. Good Dogs! Afterwards, everybody moved inside for a little petting and publicity work, and they were alongside the German Shepherd Rescue folks, looking for great homes for great dogs.
Also inside were the Virginia Raptor Conservancy, with several of their ambassadors. There was a Red Tailed Hawk, Harris Hawk, Screech Owl, Barred Owl, Kestral, a hybrid (soon to have DNA analysis) and my fav, a Gyrfalcon. I surely wish I had the time to be a falconer, but really, it just isn't possible as long as I am working these hours. I can't even give a dog proper excercise, I wouldn't try a falcon or hawk. Maybe someday though. Maybe. But aren't they gorgeous? Aren't they?