i’m often asked why it is i do what i do, especially after a pretty successful, twenty-year career as a novelist. i guess there are a number of reasons, the bulk of which i won’t bore you with … but the main reason for scruffy dog photography, the purpose behind it, the passion and the mission, is dogs like Bridie …
it was touch and go whether i’d even get to meet sweet Bridie, a Cushings dog currently in renal failure. her shoot was postponed while she was in hospital, and even once she was released i wasn’t quite sure what to expect. i should never have doubted a terrier heart. Bridie was a trooper throughout our extremely long shoot yesterday and last night. with special shoots like this, i never take any chances, and since the mission of scruffy dog has always been to capture as many unique image in a variety of locations, especially with the special cases, when i know it is highly unlikely i will ever have the opportunity again, i go all out.
you will be seeing many more images from Bridie’s shoot, but she and owners Harriet and Tom have been on my mind during this difficult time (before and after the shoot) … so I wanted to share at least a couple of images for now.
you are in my hearts. be strong for your little girl, as she is strong for you.