Monday, January 23, 2012

FixYourImages Photography Blog & Website Has Moved! New and Integrated Blog & Website

Hi, friends! The time has come to say goodbye to this blog.  It has served me well, but now it's time for a more user friendly and integrated website and blog to help serve my clients even better. Please now visit to find my new site.  Click on "blog" or "topics" once you get there to find my new blog and user friendly posts!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Rest in Peace Sweet Max- Coping with the Loss of a Pet & Oral Canine Cancer- Kansas City Dog & Pet Photography

You may remember sweet Max from a previous blog post. In early April 2010, Kate pulled his cheek back and saw a mass growing on his gums. She immediately made an appointment at the vet and he later underwent surgery to remove the mass. Unfortunately, the pathology report revealed a high grade malignant melanoma. They were referred to a veterinary oncologist and Max has been given regular shots of a canine melanoma vaccine. The vaccine involves a series of 4 shots two weeks apart, and then one every 6 months.

Max courageously fought a tough battle and he even had part of his upper jaw and teeth removed as well. His life was extended because of his loving family who would do anything to help save him.  Sadly, Max lost his battle to Oral Melanoma on December 21. To learn more about canine melanoma, visit this website:

I Only Wanted You
Author Unknown

They say memories are golden
well maybe that is true.
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.
A million times I needed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly,
in death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one could ever fill.
If tears could build a stairway
and heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
and bring you back again.
Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.

Max, you will be greatly missed by all those you have touched during your life. But we will see you again someday when our time comes to cross the rainbow bridge too. Rest in peace, sweet friend.


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Rest in Peace Sweet Snoopy- Coping with the Loss of a Pet & Congestive Heart Failure- Kansas City Dog & Pet Photography

I was recently contacted to photograph Snoopy, an adorable little poodle who was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. We were hopeful that new medication would extend his life, but he crossed the rainbow bridge peacefully in his mommy's arms yesterday.

According to, congestive heart failure is the inability of the heart to provide adequate circulation to meet the body’s needs. It is the end result of a weakened heart muscle. The health of the liver, kidneys, lungs, and other organs is impaired by the circulatory failure, resulting in a problem involving multiple organs. For more information about this condition, please see the full article here.

I want to thank the amazing support group of friends I have on my Facebook business page. They are so sympathetic when they learn of a pets passing. And this was a poem that one of my friends posted. I felt it was very well written and hopefully will provide some comfort to those who have lost their beloved pet.

A Message Home from the Rainbow Bridge
Author Unknown

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep.
I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."
I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today, Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.
I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care.
I want to reassure you, that I'm not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said "it's me."
You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.
It's possible for me, to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew
... in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
The day is over... smile and watch you yawning
and say "goodnight, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out...then come home to be with me.