Regardless of how much time you have with a loved one, it never seems long enough. It seems especially true for dogs. Their lives are unfairly short, but they seem to live them to the fullest. Even at age 13, Harry, the Chinese-crested mix, had a twinkle in his eye. Nashville pet photographer, Mandy Whitley, captured so much of Harry’s personality in this senior dog photo session.
From Mandy: “Harry was 13 years old when these photos were taken. He was a Chinese Crested mix of who knows just what exactly…..(mini schnauzer, terrier, Chinese crested…and the list could go on). This handsome guy got his name from a book from the ’50s called Harry the Dirty Dog. It is about a mischievous little fella who gets into lots of trouble, and it is a very fitting name for this pup.
He loved his hedgehog toy, sleeping in the bed with his people, and bird poop. He was not a fan of barbershop quartet singing, tuna, the mobile groomer, or his dad’s rancor star wars toy.
His mom, Kate, says that she loved the little twinkle in his eye most of all.
Harry was adopted from the Wilson County Animal Shelter. He actually crawled right into Kate’s purse as a tiny puppy, so of course, she had to take him home.
When I asked Kate what she loved about all his mixed breeds she said: ‘Everything! I love ALL of them. Ha! I love his crazy hair (Chinese crested) to his sharp intelligence (terrier). He communicates. Harry has a sense of humor and he actually tries to tempt me with his toys. Right as I am about to grab his hedgehog he rips it away and runs down the hall. He definitely has a little devilish side (mini-schnauzer).’