When Anita first contacted me to inquire about a pet photography session these were her words: “I have a million shots of my gorgeous girl, but none of the two of us together. As she is getting on in her years, I would love to have a photography session while she is still healthy and happy.” Micah is a 14 year old rough-coat Jack Russell Terrier and Anita wanted a permanent record of their time together. Anita first sent me a photo of Micah which really made me laugh and made me want to meet this character of a dog. She had the remains of a fluro green tennis ball stuck in her teeth, grinning away, while fielding at back yard tennis. Hilarious! While Micah is starting to suffer some of the degenerative conditions of old age, she is still active and happy which was really evident during our photography session and is how Anita will always be able to remember her.
Anita got Micah in 1998 as a puppy, they bonded right away and have been inseparable ever since! Anita describes Micah as having been in a good mood constantly for the past 14 years. She is such a happy, funny, energetic and fiercely loyal dog.
Anita says: “We have lived together for nearly 14 years and we know each other pretty well. I have never felt so close to an animal – she still welcomes me home every day like it’s the best thing that ever happened in her life and still wakes me up every morning with a thumping tail and a little dance to let me know it’s time for our walk! She has been a wonderful companion so much so it’s hard to describe how special she is and how much she means to me.”
I’m really flattered and honored that Anita chose me to share in and capture her relationship with Micah. Being able to provide Anita and other pet owners with these emotional memories which I know will be treasured and shared forever really means so much to me.