I don’t think I will ever be able to find the right words to start a post like this. I want to apologize to you the reader because I know it might make you cry. And yet, I feel it is important for me to share these posts. Olive’s life was too short, but she knew real love and happiness, and I think that is what matters the most. Thanks to Elska Productions for sharing these special photos of Olive, the sweet Yellow Lab.
From Janet: “Olive was rescued by Kim and Walter when she was approximately two years old. Only a few years later, at the young age of 4, Olive was diagnosed with a cancer that would attack her blood cells. Kim and Walter were determined to fight this fight as long as Olive showed that she was up for it, and she was. Olive and family gave it their all. The medical teams looking after Olive were so caring and compassionate. They even gave Olive a purple heart for courage to wear on her collar.
Sadly cancer would win this fight.
Kim called on us to spend a few hours with Olive and capture her last days with them. It was really important to find a way to make these photos memorable for Kim and Walter but also to make the time enjoyable for Olive.
We found a beautiful walking trail where Olive could enjoy the outdoors and cool breeze we also thought it would be a great tribute to find a location with a bridge and have a photo of Olive crossing it to symbolize her crossing the Rainbow Bridge.
And lastly, there was no better enjoyment than for Olive to enjoy some time in front of the fireplace, her favourite spot. Olive took her last breath in the loving arms of her family the next day.
We were honoured to have spent this time with this beautiful family. We will forever treasure the licks and snuggles Olive shared. RUN FREE sweet baby!”
If Kim and Walter were to have a memory stone for Olive, it would read “Loving & Loyal Lab. Our Olive.”
I will be spending some extra time with my dogs today in Olive’s memory.
About Elska Productions: Based in Ottawa, Ontario, Janet and Monique specialize in lifestyle and wedding photography.