The Rainbow Bridge
Raising a dog is like a rainbow. Puppies are the joy at one end. Old dogs are the treasure at the other. 🌈
It sucks to think about it, I know, but our dogs don't live as long as we do. It's the worst feeling in the world when they have to leave us.
Trust me, I've been through it. It really sucks to not have any GREAT photos of your dog that you can flip through & look back on.
When they cross the rainbow bridge, we're left with this huge hole in our heart. The house isn't the same. You still find their fur floating around, sometimes one will pop into your mouth. You'll smell them, but they aren't there & their death becomes the focus of your daily life. You wonder about why they've left you.
But photographs are your best bet in this tough time.
I learned in my own experience with Pax's death (my first dog that inspired me to start Pawparazzi) that flipping through all of the photos I had taken of him helped us focus on his LIFE instead of his DEATH.
We would go through the photos & laugh, looking at his naughty expressions. This small act of just looking back on good times really helps put everything into perspective. Focus on the positive. On the good times.
Look at your photoshoot as an investment of your time. An investment that will NEVER let you down, something you'll definitely not regret doing.
Just remember, whether you have a puppy or a senior dog, it's never too early or too late to take photos of them!
Having said that, let's take a look at this beautiful shoot of this beautiful boy, Joey!
The cute, grumpy old soul that I did a photoshoot of in April of 2022 in Delhi.
He’s a 13yr old Basset Hound, who is partially deaf & blind due to his age.
He has the LOUDEST bark in the world since he can’t hear himself 😂
He’s also become partially blind, so the treats I used in the shoots had to be touched on his nose first so that he could lead with his nose!
Working with Joey was so much fun & it was a learning experience on how to work with senior dogs! Sometimes you forget that they can’t see the treat you’re holding up, or hear the command that you’re giving to them.
They can’t run, jump & play like they used to as puppies, but, they have soooo much love to give & are so grateful for everything. They’re cuddlier, floppier & definitely more stubborn, but just as (if not more) adorable.
We did Joey’s shoot at a monument called Idgah that’s not too far from where he stays.
He has been going to this monument every day for his walks since he was a pup.
We wanted to make sure we captured everything that Joey did & loves doing in this shoot. The reality is, he may not have another shoot, and although it is a terrifying thought, we had to put it aside & make sure we made the most of our time!!