A program honoring
terminally ill pets and the people who love them.
Memories and photos. There will
come a time when that is all that remains. Memories may soften over
time, but photos are forever, much like our love for our companions.
Thankfully, I have known many dogs' unconditional love. And
having lost my Bandit just before his 16th birthday, and our two elderly
and so very loved dogs before him, I know the devastating pain
of that loss. And I have been comforted by my photos of them.
Bandit was the last of our dogs at the time. He was my constant sidekick, and my heart. And, with his loss, there was no more jangling of tags, or hearing nails clicking on the floor; no more 8 o'clock hour pill schedules or short, slow strolls; no more car rides just for the sake of giving him an adventure. I was alone with silence and my grief. Then I decided
to honor him with a program that focuses on terminally ill pets and
their families. It is my hope that Bandit’s legacy, “Always
With Me”, will give others some peace during a time of such
tremendous loss and sadness. Having beautiful photos that honor your
pet and your relationship with them can be such a comfort - I know this firsthand.
And I know the anxiety a pet’s
diagnosis can produce for their humans. I understand you will incur
veterinary expenses for treatment, medication or even palliative care.
But I also understand the importance of having photos to cherish and
Bandit’s Legacy offers this at no session charge to the family.
If you have received a terminal diagnosis for your pet and would like
to schedule a session, please contact me for
program details and requirements not published here.
I am truly sorry you and your
pet are having this experience. It is not anything we are ever fully prepared to manage. It is my privilege
to provide these services as I know how important they will be to you
in the years to come.
From a recent client under this offering:
"Thank you so much for all that you have done for us and for Willow. It's hard to express to you how important and special the photo shoot with Willow was to us. The photos so perfectly capture Willow's personality and character. He was a one-of-a-kind dog, and you have an amazing gift that captured that in photos. We will cherish these photos for the rest of our lives. You went out of your way to help us, and even just your kind words throughout Willow's illness, and your support after he passed was so appreciated. You have deeply impacted our lives. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!"
March, 2015 |
Bandit's Legacy was featured in the Paws
for Charity Magazine's inaugural issue.
Notes: Local sessions within my 25-mile
round trip zone average a time investment of five hours including
travel, session time, processing/editing and production. The estimated donated value to clients participating
in this program is over $400.