In loving memory ~ Pepper

It's the sort of pain that reaches right down in your gut and twists your heart so everything feels funny. It's the sort of pain that condolences can't fix, but I'll say "I'm sorry", anyway. It's the sort of pain that is inevitable when you open your heart to someone four-legged and furry, but somehow you still don't really see it coming until 5, 10, 15 years have passed and then all of a sudden. It's the sort of pain that makes me want to simultaneously quit photographing pets and also to dedicate myself to photographing pets forever. It's the sort of pain that those who live without pets just don't get.

There's really nothing I can say that explains it properly. Let me just say that Pepper's family were devastated and my goodness, that boy was adored. It was an emergency session, scheduled the day after they found out about his aggressive cancer. He passed away two days later ~far too quickly, but pain free and showered with love.

But these photos shouldn't be about loss and sadness. This is a celebration of a life full of joy, care and loyalty. A celebration of the hard times and the good ones and above all else a celebration of a gorgeous little man who was so damn loved!

Introducing Pepper, a 13 year old Bichon X Schnauzer.

A sibling, a best friend, a soul mate.

Gentle, loving, fun, playful and FABULOUS!!!

"We want the photos to capture the old soul depth of Pepper's beautiful, expressive eyes. He has always looked at us and reached right into the very essence of our being . . ."

Old Dog Photography Melbourne

Pepper and his people (from left to right: Ryan, Rhonda, Sarah, Darryl)

Old Dog Photography Melbourne

Old Dog Photography Melbourne

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Pepper's Pet Photography Slideshow

 

Pepper's Pet Photography Album Proof