I got to spend a stellar afternoon in the Virginia countryside with Jessie and Jake, their daughter June, and their dog Solha. Jake met Solha while he was deployed to Afghanistan and upon his return, the family worked to adopt her and bring her to the U.S. Jessie Knadler, the author of the piece and mom/wife in the photos has an awesome blog called Rurally Screwed.I found Solha to be a great subject as far as dogs go. She was that rare mixture of chill and curious. June was the other star of the shoot. The family has a great home in the mountains with gardens and sheds and chickens and lots of room for Solha to run. June and Solha are pretty good friends. Solha is a wonder-dog and tough as steel. Here she is hanging out on the roof of the shed. And here is is jumping/flying down. She’s all-American now.