About Denise Gard and her famous Border Collies!
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 Collies, Joey and Kira, 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, walks, and performing cool 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!
Kira is our newest addition and is still a puppy. She loves to play and bark and run. Joey is worried that she might steal the show because Kira has learned some tricks too. Kira's enthusiasm is contagious as we bring stories to life! Unlike Joey, Kira loves wearing costumes!