When I first saw this dynamic duo photographed by Kira DeDecker, I flipped out a little. They are the classic odd couple, so different and yet the perfect complement to each other. Lilah is a three-year-old Mastiff, and Cooper is a four-year-old Pug. Both of these gorgeous dogs are rescues.
Cooper is a fun-loving little dude that loves his big sister Lilah and food, in that order.
Despite their size difference, these two are the best of friends!”
From Jeanne and Tia: “Cooper was adopted on October 30, 2011, from Arizona Pug Adoption and Rescue Network (APARN). Cooper was originally turned in to the rescue because the owner’s boyfriend did not like dog hair. We met Cooper at the rescue’s adoption event, Pug-a-Palooza. Tia picked him up, and decided then that he was coming home with us. Almost a year later, we adopted Lilah from Big Dogs Huge Paws, a rescue that is based out of Colorado. Lilah was turned in to the rescue as a result of the declining economy, and her previous family could not afford to keep her. Jeanne had been looking at their site over the last year (we had to put our Mastiff down in Sept. 2011), and she felt a connection when she saw Lilah’s picture. Big Dogs Huge Paws arranged a caravan to get Lilah from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Albuquerque, NM, which even included a plane ride for her last leg of the trip. We (including Cooper) picked her up in Albuquerque. Cooper and Lilah have been inseparable since they met.
These images by Kira DeDecker of Cooper and Lilah certainly made my day a lot brighter! You can see even more of these two on Kira’s pet photography blog. Also, be sure to like Kira’s Facebook page to see her latest photos.
About Kira DeDecker Photography: Based in Glendale, AZ, Kira DeDecker is an on-location, natural light, lifestyle pet photographer specializing in one-of-a-kind fine art and modern portraits. She works exclusively with dogs, cats, and all other four-legged creatures to create vibrant, quirky, and soulful works of art. In addition to her dog photography, she is also a regular contributor to a pet blog, Pawesome. Kira is a member of HeARTs Speak and lives with her husband and their three Pomeranians.