A few weeks ago I shared a sneak peek of Daisy the Wonder Dog in a superhero themed engagement session from Jules Photography. I am happy to share the rest of this fun photo shoot of Daisy and her family.
From Diana: “I got Daisy back in 2002 from a friend of a friend that couldn’t handle her as their family was growing. They had actually found her in a ditch on the side of the road. She was a year old when I got her and was constantly barking and chewed up everything. I remember thinking ‘What have I done?’ when I took her in.
After a week of obedience school in 2003, Daisy has been a completely different dog. Smartest dog I’ve ever met. She is a diva and will tell you when she’s hungry, gotta go out, bedtime, etc and you better do as she says immediately. She is a mutt, possibly a Jack Russell and Dalmatian mix. I tell people she’s 25lbs and can jump has high as your head. Even at 13 years old, she’s still so active and unstoppable. She has been by my side through my divorce from my first marriage, deaths of family members, a miscarriage, accomplishments of goals, career changes, even 4 horrible dog fights she shouldn’t have survived and did, etc. Many ups and many downs. She’s my rock, my best friend.
Aug 5th, I noticed Daisy wasn’t acting quite right. She couldn’t poo. I took her for a walk which made her feel even worse. When I brought her back inside, she quickly laid down and couldn’t pick her head back up off the floor. This alarmed me as I’ve never seen her so out of it. My fiance and I quickly took her to the ER and they took x-rays. They found a mass on her lungs and sent us to a specialist. They ran their tests and detected there is cancer in her lungs and fluid building. They only gave her 30 days to live. This news was delivered to me on the same day my brother died of cancer in 2001, 14 yrs ago. Cancer can go F itself. Cancer has taken away so many people I love and are so close to me. Not car accidents, not drug overdoses, effing Cancer. WTF. Well, there’s a silver lining- the deaths aren’t sudden so I can appreciate the time we have left together.
It’s almost been 90 days since her diagnosis and she is continuing to show me who’s boss. I appreciate the extra time I’ve been given to cherish with my crazy Daisy. I can’t imagine my life without her but this time also gives me the opportunity to TRY to cope with losing her instead of experiencing a loss so sudden and fight through the thoughts of the unknown. Things could always be worse. I used this same philosophy through my brother’s illness. Cherish the moments you know you get to have. It’s much easier to do when you know the end is near.
We take so much for granted when we don’t know and we miss our chance- that makes loss of a loved one so much harder.”
My heart goes out to Daisy and all those that love her. I hope they have more good days ahead of them. I know Diana and her husband will always treasure these photos with her.
You can see more photos of this superhero themed engagement session on Bitchless Bride as well as their superhero wedding photos. (no photos of Daisy though.)
About Jules Photography: Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Julie specializes in off-beat, non-traditional wedding and portrait photography. She has one dog of her own.