"I think raising my daughters on my own was the most challenging and the most rewarding. It was fun. I also learned how resilient children are. We get together every Sunday when they're here. I think it is a very rewarding experience.... I got in touch with my feminine side. The first thing I learned was the necessity to multitask, and secondly being able to express my feelings openly," Jim, 55, says. He also inherited his German shepherd "V" from one of his three daughters. "They named him Vegas. I shortened it to V. It's much simpler. I never cared for Vegas either," he admits.
Each day Jim walks "V" three miles through downtown Carrboro. What he relishes most is connecting with people along his route. "It gives you a sense of humanity. The diversity of people here economically, socially, educationally, everything....It's pretty cool."
(photograph taken near Main and Greensboro streets in Carrboro)
Name: Ari. "Short for for Alcohol-Related Incident. She was our first baby and we said we would probably have our first baby as a result of an alcohol-related incident," quips owner Trenton. Seen: Near the corner of Columbia and Franklin Streets, across from Ben & Jerry's in Chapel Hill
Pet Peeve: "When others get a little frisky with her she doesn't like it... She's a prude," says Trenton.
Interesting fact: Greyhounds spend about 18 hours of the day sleeping.
(photograph taken near the corner of Columbia/Franklin Streets in Chapel Hill)
(photograph taken on Lloyd & Main outside Leo Gaev Metalworks in Carrboro)
From Hillsborough. Meeting up with friends in Carrboro. Wrigley, a three-month-old border collie, was a gift from his family. Mark wears a brace on his foot where his talus bone was removed as a result of a car accident. Everyone in the car walked away, except him. Impact the accident had on his life? "You really do have to live life to the fullest." Perhaps an example is wearing an NC State t-shirt (not shown) in this neck of the woods? "I'm not afraid...it's a melting pot here."
(photographed behind Open Eye Cafe in Carrboro off of Main and S. Greensboro Streets in Carrboro)
After I took this image, the dog began barking incessantly.
(photographed at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro)