Monday, December 12, 2011
It never gets any easier when I hear one of my client's pets have passed. I met and photographed Maddie at her favorite place, Riverfront Park earlier this Summer. It was special for her Mommy to have her photographed there and before they moved away to Georgia. It was an honor to be chosen to photograph Maddie and capture her beautiful spirit. She went along with all of my crazy antics and was rewarded with squeeze cheese from her Mommy when she cooperated. Maddie crossed the rainbow bridge over the weekend. She had been living with Cancer but had managed to stay strong for around 2 years. She lost her battle and is now waiting on the other side for a time when we are all reunited with our pets.
Click here to read an article on petfinder.com about coping with the death of your pet. For animal lovers, it is not "just losing a pet", it is losing a furry child and companion who loved unconditionally and whose life always seems cut far too short. "Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really," - Carlotta Monterey O'Neill
Rainbow Bridge • Author Unknown
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals that had been ill and old are restored to health and to vigour. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, someone who was left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. Her bright eyes are intent; her eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly, she breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.