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).’
Harry was a charming little fella. I am sure he brought many happy years to his family. I’m sorry for their loss ♥
Amber Myers says
Aw, what a sweet dog! I love his bow tie. I am sorry he passed but it’s lovely that they adopted two other dogs.
Mitch Chaitin says
What a lovely dog, I’ll bet he was a sweet companion. Sorry for your loss, but the pictures and memories are beautiful.
Bonnie G says
Sorry to giggle about the fact that he really loved bird poop. I have heard others say that about their dog. Sorry for your loss, his photos are really cute.
So sorry to hear about Harry. He was such a beautiful dog. I had two beautiful loving dogs that I lost and it’s such a devastating experience. Especially because they are part of the family. After losing them we adopted 3 beautiful pitbulls.
It is always so sad to lose a loved one. I’m glad you were able to adopt some wonderful dogs!
Kristine Nicole Alessandra says
He showed so much personality in the photos! My niece recently lost her beagle, Tofu. It is sad that she had but a few photos of him. My dog celebrated his 7th (human years) birthday yesterday, Valentine’s Day. I want to take him to get some professional photos. He’s a “old bachelor” but he still has that spark.
Harry is so adorable. I am so sorry for her loss. Losing a dog is definitely heartbreaking. We’ve lost a lot of dogs back in my hometown.
Alice G Patterson says
What a sweet boy! So wonderful that Mandy has these beautiful moments documented to cherish!
Ruth I says
I am glad these photos are captured as memories. He was so lovely and happy!
Monica Y says
You have great memories with the dog that will always live in your heart. It is so hard when a pet dies, hugs for you my dear