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The business of photography has become tougher every year and this is not just down to the financial crisis. Everyone now considers themselves a photographer, even though they have no idea of the market they are dabbling in. This has destroyed business for the professionals and many can not survive and make an honest living. I have reverted to taking images for myself only and have to tend to a day job in order to continue my photography. This is the space I share my images, gripes and experiences.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Back on The Beat with a new Dog

WPC Katie Jones (formerly Johnson) is back on the beat with a new Dog, detecting Explosive devices to protect the UK population.
Katie was featured in the news in Apr 09 after an incident that had occurred whilst on duty with her Police Dog on 01 Jan 07. Whilst attending a call-out she was shot in the leg and when attempting to release her dog to apprehend the gunman, her canine saviour attacked her instead of chasing the shooter.
I call that bad luck! Bummer!

Today Katie is standing to represent Hounds for Heroes
at DFS Crufts 2011 along with Veteran Allen Parton:

The purpose of "Hounds for Heroes" is to provide specially trained assistance dogs to injured and disabled men and women of both the UK armed forces and civilian emergency services.

Through this provision our aims are to provide help and practical support leading to an enhanced quality of life for our clients.

(Extract from their Web-Site)

Lets hope Katie will have more luck with her Explosive Detection Dog.

A feature will follow on Katie's story.


  1. Thanks for an idea, you sparked at thought from a angle I hadn’t given thoguht to yet. Now lets see if I can do something with it.


  2. So, what thought might that be?
    I am curious.

  3. Thanks for following my blog. I love dogs. We have a border collie and a blue heeler and have been through group basic and one-on-one advanced training with each. And still have issues. Sigh.