About Denise Gard and Joey!
I have over 16 years of experience between being a professional storyteller and children's programming specialist at a public library. I reside in beautiful Colorado. I believe that oral storytelling brings a story to life. A story lives, breathes, and grows as it is being told to an audience. I always incorporate audience participation into my storytelling and lots of dog tricks. My programs are so action-packed and fun, you'll want to see us again and again. I love writing stories for my Border Collie, Joey, to perform and hope to publish more of them as picture books. My favorite stories to perform are ones with strong characters, funny situations, and memorable dialog.
Joey is a "Rock Star" Border Collie who loves performing. His tricks have awed audiences everywhere. He enjoys going for runs, hikes, and walks. He's very active and is constantly learning new tricks. He also loves giving hugs and kisses to audience members. If Joey could, he would play all day, run everywhere, and only stop when he collapsed. He may appear innocent, but he's always planning something!
Sienna, our beautiful red and white Border Collie who loved performing for audiences recently journeyed over the Rainbow Bridge to the Dog Star. She was an amazing performer and loved by audiences everywhere. She will be missed by Joey and me. Sienna loved treats (any kind), her mommy Denise, and belly rubs. And although, Sienna wore a lot of costumes, she still knew deep down that she was a dog--a very special dog! Sienna loved hiking with Denise, playing with other dogs, and being a diva. The Dog Star is shining more brightly now.