We received some bad news yesterday about the loss of another great dog. Our friends, Margaret and Ted, lost their beloved Tanner yesterday at age 11. We met Tanner in 2010 when I queried the trainers at Dog Day Afternoon in Leesburg, VA about a cover I was about to shoot for NOVA Dog Magazine.
It was a story on dog friendly B&B’s in NOVA and I needed the “perfect” dog. Stately, dignified, “country-inn ready.” We got that with Tanner, and more. He approached this shoot as though he owned the place and was merely taking us on an tour and kindly sat for a few portraits whilst telling us the story of The Welbourne Inn.
We are so sorry for this family’s loss. A dog with this much presence leaves a very, large, hole. We are honored to have spent the day with this amazing dog.
God speed Tanner.