Big congratulations for William for getting his paws at “Best Puppy In Show” at Last Chance Hotel’s previous Fun Dog Show held at Crofthandy. Am sure you can all see how and why he did, right?
Firsty I’d like to apologies that the blog entry or at least the dates of photo session doesn’t really match or they’re a little bit of a mess however at least I am s-l-o-w-l-y making my way through and uploading them.
With how I work my little independent business (if you haven’t yet booked a session with me,) is a little different from the usual photographers. I let my client see the best original images taken from our session for the chance for them personally to pick and choose which images they’d like to be edited.
And sometimes if the client is busy themselves, the editing and uploading process can lax a bit also.
Which was the case here with this particular order. Alyssa (William’s human momma) had been super stacked with personal and work life, being a wife and fur-momma as well! She and her husband, definitely deserves not just a round of applause but also a glass of vino (or three) each! They’re just marvellous human beings.
This blog entry is a little different from my recent ones as this will feature some heart-ripping and potentially some tear-jerk moments. And believe me when you read this, I almost did whilst editing these particular photos that Alyssa had picked.
I pretty much felt hopelessly head-over-heels in love with this teeny-tiny puppers, not because of what he looked like but what he’s been through so far in his journey through life. When I had seen photos that Alyssa had shared with us on Facebook also mentioning that she had adopted another doggy from Last Chance Hotel, I
1.) just couldn’t believe how much of pure love was casted between the two already.
2.) Could NOT believe that both her and her husband had room to have another four-legged babe to add into their collection of fur-babies despite the size of William.
And seeing them in person, oh my days, my heart just went crazy! (As did my partner.)
Alyssa had told me that William was born blind, but didn’t know how severe and it was only at our personal session when she’d told me everything she’d knew about William and how she came across to opening their hearts further and adding another canine into their live.
Straight from Alyssa herself:
“I had three rescue dogs already, 2 greyhounds and a lurcher and was under strict instructions from my husband that I wasn’t allowed anymore! I then saw little William pop up on Facebook and as hard as I tried to resist his little face I only lasted a few hours before messaging Sam to see if we might be suitable for him. My husband was not impressed but as I’m the boss he clearly didn’t have much say in the matter!! I hadn’t had a blind dog before so knew I had a lot to learn but I also knew that we could give him a lovely kind home and would love him so much! As soon as I collected little William I absolutely adored him. My crazy lurcher adores him too and they play together all the time. William was born blind due to detached retinas so we knew it was a possibility that one day his eye could cause him some problems. William settles with us really well and comes everywhere with me which he loves. He has learnt his way around our house, garden and regular walks. He has learnt to follow my footprints and trots along behind me. A few weeks ago his left eye became sore so I took him to see Matt at Cornish Paws and we have tried a mixture of drops and pain relief to try to help him. Unfortunately they were helping briefly but the eye was getting worse. Last week Matt, Sam and myself made the decision to remove Williams left eye. I knew it was the best thing for him and desperately wanted him to be pain free but it was still heart breaking. He is such a sweetheart and life has been so unfair for him. I dropped him to the vets and blubbed all the way to work. William is now recovering and doing extremely well! He is getting better everyday and it is clear to see that he is much happier and returning to his old happy self.”
Now, the moment I’m sure you’re all waiting for… William’s edited images featuring a couple of shots with Alyssa herself.