"Wait, don't shoot!" Shadow, a three year old Powder Puff Chinese Crest holds his hands up while his owner, Diannah Roberstson, pretends to have a gun. Shadow and Diannah were participating in the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's 'All About Dogs Days' Saturday, April 23, in Chaska.

Powder, a puppy-mill reject, is now a trained stage performer and in training to become a therapy dog. Robertson is a trainer at Petco in Burnsville.