The theme for week 21 of the Project 52 Pet Photographer’s blog circle is “black and white”.
This week I am digging into the archives for photos of one of my favourite subjects for black and white photography, my beautiful Sadie-Girl.
Sadie entered my life as a 5-year-old English Springer Spaniel who had recently lost her elderly owner.
I had been tentatively searching for a second companion for my little Shih Tzu, Coco. My hope was to find a smallish dog to be his playmate.
A friend emailed me about Sadie’s plight and wondered if I might be interested. I knew nothing about the breed but it sounded like she would be a bigger, more active dog than what I had envisioned as a playmate for our little Coco Bean. None the less, Roland and I decided to go and meet her.
Roland fell instantly in love and, sure enough, Sadie joined our family that same day.
She was indeed larger than what I had planned for, with energy to burn and an insatiable appetite to play in water, but she was also the most gentle of souls. We quickly came to realize how blessed we were to have her.
This last photo is one of my favourites… Roland, Sadie and Coco.
He loved his dogs. And they loved him.
“Tu me manques.”
“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!” ~ Ted Grant
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This post is part of the Pet Photography Project 52 blog circle. To see what the next photographer is sharing for the weekly theme, “Black and White”, visit Jo Lyons Photography, the down-to-earth dog-loving photographer for cherished dogs of the Great Lakes NSW. Continue to click the link at the end of each post in the blog circle until you eventually find your way back here. Enjoy!