The dog, and the photo, that started it all. Barley came from Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue in the Triangle area of North Carolina. He was found as a stray in Smithfield, NC, and NRGRR rescued him from the shelter. It took us about 10 seconds to fall in love with this scared, but loving sweet thing. He was terrified of cars, car rides, and many other things, but over time came out of his shell to become the perfect model for greeting cards. Barley loved his squeaky toys, roaming in the woods and pastures, rolling in smelly things, and above all – his food! We miss Barley every day, and hope to bring some of the joy he brought us to the rest of the world.