one of the toughest things us fellow animal lovers ever have to deal with in our lives is the fact our pets will someday grow old, and then, just like that, no longer be part of our lives.
there was always a furry little buddy in my home when i was growing up, and i'm not referring to my brother. this time.
as an adult, the tradition continues. couldn't imagine my life without a pet. cat or dog. although, it would be preferable to have one of each. and even knowing someday they won't be there anymore, the precious moments i am blessed enough to have with them up until that point is worth it. i know any pet owner out there agrees. it's why we continue to go out and rescue or adopt another little buddy again after the fact. because our lives are all that much more enriched with their presence. there's nothing else on the planet that can give you the same type of content as another being willing to give you nothing but 100% unconditional love, no matter what.
all that being said (typed), i had the great honor of having a most fun photoshoot with the man's family dog who just now happens to be in his late years. and all things considered, the old man still has a great deal of pep in his step. not to mention, he's a fabulous model, too.
in conclusion, he truly very much loves his tennis ball.
here's some of my faves from the shoot... enjoy and happy Fall~