coming up in march


Barb Carmen Pet Portraits Exhibit

next month at The Coffee Peddlar in Harrison, Ohio.

These are images of some of the fur and feathered friends I’ve had visit my studio, including work I’ve done for the rescue For the Love of Kittens and for Canines for Christ. On display will be wood prints, framed art, canvas thin wraps, and metal prints.

The exhibit will be on display March 6th through the 31st
during the Peddlar’s normal business hours.

Opening Night is Friday, March 6th, from 6 to 8 p.m.

It’s a casual event and all are welcome. I will be there and, if you’re reading this and live close by, I hope you’ll stop in.

I want to thank The Coffee Peddlar and owners Pat Frey and Gerilyn Jobe (you can read their story here) for making this possible. Special thanks to Peddlar staff member and friend Anna Gabbard who coordinated everything and worked out the details.

(Right-click the image below to download the event flyer)


A Holiday Special Offering

It’s the end of October and the holidays are literally just around the corner. That’s why I’m taking the first week of November and devoting it to Christmas photo opportunities.

I’m offering a couple of special holiday packages. Check out the details on the flyer at right. I’d love to have your pet in the studio for a session! Email me or give me a call.


Barb Carmen


We have heard about the health benefits of drinking water. For example, water lubricates our joints and assists in delivering oxygen throughout the body. It also helps to regulate body temperature and flush body waste.* 

These benefits are true for our canine family members as well. But the benefits of water for dogs go beyond just drinking. Did you know there is another way your canine can benefit from water? (I didn’t!) It is referred to as Canine Hydro-fitness


What is Canine Hydro-fitness?

It is a non-weight-bearing exercise program that takes advantage of the therapeutic properties of warm water. We are fortunate to have a hydro-fitness practitioner here in the Cincinnati area. Sandy Hodges of K9 Waves is a certified Canine Hydro-therapist. She has been providing hydrotherapy services for dogs since 2008. Her experience and commitment to this field are apparent in the way she cares for her canine patients. 


So, why Hydro-fitness for your dog?

It has proven therapeutic for dogs that suffer from:

  • Arthritic Conditions
  • Joint Injuries 
  • Lameness 
  • Hip and Elbow Dysplasia 
  • Spinal Injuries 
  • Mobility Problems 
  • Pre- and Post-Surgical Conditioning

Some of the benefits include: 

  • Loosening Muscle Tightness 
  • Increasing Muscle Strength and Tone
  • Decreasing Swelling 
  • Increasing Circulation
  • Increasing Flexibility 
  • Improving Range of Motion

For a complete list of benefits, go to


So, where can you find Sandy and K9 Waves?

Sandy’s office is located at 7637 Production Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45237. Give her a call at 

(513) 314-0685. She will be happy to hear your concerns and answer your questions. 

Please note: Canine patients must be referred by a veterinarian.


*Info source: and

For More Information


K9 Waves website 


K9 Waves on Facebook