When I first heard from Buddy’s mum it was with a mixture of excitement and sadness. Buddy came all the way from Pennsylvania for what would be his final trip to Canada – a dog bucket list of sorts. He was facing some serious health issues and his mum wanted to enjoy travelling with him one more time. Niagara-on-the-Lake was chosen as the backdrop for this special occasion.
As you can see above, we took some portraits on what is arguably one of the prettiest streets in the Niagara region.
From there, we moved to enjoy a picnic in the park. Buddy put on his best tie and brought a blanket. They spent some quiet moments together reminiscing about what a great life he had led.
He even brought his best friends to join in the fun!
But a new park is a place to explore and sniff. Even have a little run. But, most of all, times like these are reasons to smile.
Buddy still loved to get his feet wet in the gentle surf, so we spent some time on the little beach.
All too soon it was time to go home. A short while later, I received a note from his mum saying that Buddy was gone. I cried. This beautiful boy who had brought so much joy to his family was no more.
I was even more touched when she ended her note with the following:
“Through all of this my mother and I have said many times we do not know what we would do without your photos. After they were taken, he started to deteriorate rapidly. He looks so wonderful, healthy, and happy in them and that is the way we hope to remember him.
Thank you for everything.”
Run free Buddy. Always.
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Awww the one where one eye is squinted and the water is splashing him is so cute!