If there’s ever an award for The Bravest Dog, without hesitation, I would award it to Sunshade. (See her session at Granville Island here.) At the age of 13, she has been through so much and more than anyone could ever imagine. She pushes through everything thrown at her like a hero and is no worse for wear in the end. If I could show you a timeline of every single health issue she has endured, you would be in disbelief, too. She has fought through it all and today, she is very healthy and in more ways than one, still puppy-like.
Of course, her mom Elaine, one of the most devoted dog owners anyone could ever meet, should also be credited as she stood by Sunshade throughout everything and never gave up. I always knew how much care and love Elaine showered Sunshade with since years ago, but ever since she has become one of my close friends since last year, I have learned about even more of her sacrifices for Sunshade. So, when she asked if I could shoot Sunshade’s birthday, I had to say YES! What an honor it is for me to be able to photograph such an important dog on one of her most important days thus far, her 13th birthday! We had to celebrate it a few days earlier because on her actual date of birth, I would already be gone on a trip with J.
The night before the shoot, I baked two cakes — one for Sunshade and one for her brother, Jaffa. They are both November babies and Elaine decided to celebrate both of their birthdays together for the shoot. I will be uploading Jaffa’s photos in a different post.
Enjoy the photos and if you have some time, please leave a comment to let Elaine know what a WONDERFUL job she has done with Sunshade! This world needs more pet owners like her, wouldn’t you agree?
ecowgirlLove, love, LOVE!!! Gorgeous pictures and even more gorgeous pup! Sunshade is one lucky and blessed pup to have such a loving mum and she is one blessed lady to have such an amazing dog!
Thanks for sharing your pictures with us!
EileenFabulous is as Fabulous does! Sunshade is a delight to follow in blogs, videos and face book! She brings a smile to our worlds!
AnonymousAwesome pics of bootiful Sunshade! I LOVE reading her posts, and totally applaud Elaine for being such a devoted and caring dog Mum. Kathy does an amazing job on the pics, and the cake looks pretty good too!
Ellen from Arizona – a Facebook Fan
John DoeLovely, nice work!
AnonymousHappy Birthday to a super girl. Just look at her eyes as she enjoys her pretty cake! And the shots with her and the balloons are sooooo pretty.
Mitch and MollySuch fabulous photos! We love Sunshade!
Happy Tails: Sunshade | The Daily Dog Tag[…] sure to visit Kathy’s pet photography blog to see more of Sunshade. Additionally, Sunshade the Superdale has her own blog and facebook […]
Sunshade and Her Mom | Kathy Lui Photography Blog[…] To see their past sessions, check out Sunshade at Granville Island and Sunshade’s 13th Birthday. […]