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Jack

KEMPER MILLS FANT PHOTOGRAPHY

Jack, a debonair German Wirehaired PointerWeimaraner mix, and Kemper Fant, a photographer,
met 12 years ago. Jack was a puppy being fostered
through the RVSPCA by a neighbor's assistant, and
Fant and his then-partner, James, brought the little
guy to their Wasena home.
"You don't even know how awesome your life is
going to be," Fant told the whimpering pup.
Fant is an avid runner, and soon he and Jack
were hitting the local trails. Jack grew into a 100pound, long-legged dog who could run for miles
in his prime.
"He would glide through the forest, smell
something, come back, hop over logs," Fant says.
"I'd run 12 miles and he'd probably run twice that,
running back and forth to me."
Fant notes that while Jack never let him out of
his sight, he always had to be in the lead, sometimes
requiring Fant to run flat out if he was with a group
who got ahead of him.
"He had no loyalty at all," Fant jokes.
These days, Jack is mostly blind, so bounding
through the woods has been replaced with long
daily walks. He gets a lot of attention because of
his unusual looks, and Fant says he's been a great
companion.
"He gives people so much pleasure, and you can't
help but want to make him happy."

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