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Dog Days of Summer: Zandra, hard at iWork

Zandra is lying on the floor, wearing a black jacket. On the side of the jacket, the word

It's summertime, which means that weekend TUAW readers get a respite from Caturday and get to see what the canine Apple community is up to. Our first woofer is Zandra, a hard-working guide dog who hangs out with Alex Jurgensen up in Vancouver, BC. Zandra's all decked out in an iWork jacket, not only referring to Apple's productivity apps but her status as a working dog. She also has an iPhone 4 on her harness, and appears to be setting up this 2006 education model iMac for better accessibility, since she's opened System Preferences. Zandra, who also goes by "Z", was raised by Ann in Tucson, Arizona.

Alex and Z work together on a number of projects. Alex just launched an Indiegogo fundraising campaign for Solo-Dx, a project that is asking business owners to promote their businesses as part of a program to create and distribute audio description files for popular movies. The current crop of audio description files can be found on the reader-friendly Solo-Dx website.

Z and Alex also work on a volunteer project together at Camp Bowen, a summer camp program for visually impaired Canadians. Read more about Camp Bowen here and be sure to donate to this worthy cause.

If you have a Dog Days nominee to share, let us know via our feedback page (and please remember that the photo has to have some sort of connection to Apple and its products -- don't just send us a photo of your canine buddy). For security reasons we can't accept inbound attachments, so you should host the photo (Dropbox, Flickr, iPhoto Journals, etc.) and send us the link.

Thank you Alex and Z!

Description of photo for the visually impaired (since our ALT tags stop at 90 characters): Zandra is lying on the floor, wearing a black jacket. On the side of the jacket, the word "iWork" is written in white writing. This refers both to the Apple productivity apps and her status as a guide dog. On her harness is a black strap with a white Apple logo on it. The strap is holding an iPhone 4. Between her front paws is an Apple bluetooth keyboard and to the left is a Magic Trackpad. In front of her is an education model 2006 iMac CD with System Preferences open on the screen. She is looking left, towards the camera.

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