When the news of the loss of a beloved dog I’ve photographed comes in I can’t help but relive the photo session. Such was the case when I saw the news that the world lost another amazing Aussie this weekend – Punx. Punx came with his young buddy Cullen, and human Tammy, to participate in a fund raiser we did called “Vest A Dog” back in the fall of 2009.
Many people showed up that day to support this wonderful cause – and we did indeed “Vest A Dog.” That police dog was named Otto and we were so proud to “vest” him for the Leesburg Police Department.
So many dogs we photographed that day were young and vibrant and seemed to have so much time. Now, 7 years later, the time seems to have passed in an instant. I hope, as Punx’s family wades through their many happy memories, they will remember the joy we shared that day – doing something WITH dogs to HELP dogs.
My sympathy to the family. Thank God for dogs.