Linda, John, and their dog, Mama, met with Jennifer from Emerald Moon Photography for some family photos in Beverly, Massachusetts, last fall. Sadly, Mama passed away in the spring. Although their loss is immeasurable, I’m sure that these photos help remind them of happier times.
From Jennifer: “The love for our dogs is unconditional. We should celebrate dogs often.”
From Linda: “I adopted Mama about five years ago from my nephew. He was in the military and serving overseas. I would take care of her when he was gone, and she and I developed an instant bond. When my nephew was going overseas with his wife at the time, she also had dogs. Unfortunately, their dogs did not get along. I was thrilled when my nephew asked if I wanted her, and naturally, I jumped at the chance.
Mama and I went everywhere together. She loved the beach and walking in the woods. My husband and I would take her out to dinner with us (outdoor seating, of course); she was a huge hit. People would walk out of their way to say hi and give her loves, and Mama loved people. She loved all the attention. I would let her run off lead, and Mama would never go farther than 15-25 feet from me and always check to see where I was. She loved riding in my jeep with the top and doors off, the wind in her face. Mama was a cancer survivor of five years.
Words can’t convey how loved she was. I tell people that Mama is my heart, and I miss her every day. I miss her smile. Mama used to ‘talk’ to me when I walked through the door after work. I would put my things down, sit on the couch and listen to her telling me about her day. I would say hi to her and listen to her before I said hi to my husband. She will always be in my heart and soul.”
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About Emerald Moon Photography: Based in Boxborough, Massachusetts, Jen specializes in dog photography as well as family portraits, primarily serving the Boston and Worcester areas.
What a beautiful story. Dogs really do take a piece of your heart with them when they go.
Pets are just like family, but more hairy…sometimes. We love them their whole lives, and we carry their memories for the rest of ours. I’m glad you guys could take these pictures.
That dog looks so cute and adorable! I am sure he was loved and so dearly missed!
Pets are family too, and it’s so hard when you lose one of them. I’m so glad these photos were taken. I’m sure they will be cherished forever.
Tara Pittman says
Glad that they had these photos of the good times with the dog. So sad about his passing.
Richelle Milar says
Wow! These are all really amazing and lovely shots! The dog looks really cute and adorable!
Terri Steffes says
What a wonderful memory. We lost our Wilson in July, so I know how deep that pain goes.
Beautiful Touches says
Mama looks like she was a beautiful and gentle lady, I’m sure the family will look back on the photos with her with all of the fondness preserved.
I still think fondly about my dog from when I was a little girl. They are definitely family.
I’m glad they were able to have this photo session before Mama passed. Such lovely memories captured.
Mama is such a lovely and beautiful dog and I sure that these photos will help to remember her forever!
Cathy Armato says
Mama was such a beautiful pup, what an incredible bond she had with Linda. She certainly had a beautiful life, one to be celebrated. I really need to get some professional photos of me & my husband with our Husky. She’s 12 already.
Ice Cream N Sticky Fingers says
I am sorry to hear about the passing of mama. It sounds like she had a blessed life and was spoiled. I hope these photos help the couple as their grieve the loss of their friend.
Marjorie Dwson says
This is a lovely story and I am so glad they were able to celebrate such a fine dog’s life before her sad loss. Wonderful photographs and I hope they are treasured.