If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness.
These are the blogs that are the most difficult to write. So much of the time I get to celebrate the incredibly mysterious bonds that are formed with our dogs. I am endlessly captivated by the discernment and unyielding loyalty pups give. You just always hope that something so wonderful won’t end. Life is hard enough on its own, right? I’ve read that dogs are simply on lease to us. And we all know that a short life is a dogs only fault. This weekend, sweet Folley was put to peace. She was an affectionate, rambunctious, nine-year-old Chocolate Lab. She lived down the street from us and even though I know that she is no longer in pain, goodbyes are never easy. Folley, may there be ample lakes for you to jump in and open pastures to run. We will smile as we tell stories of all of your craziness. You are greatly missed.
Adrian Hitt is a nationally recognized, award-winning dog photographer who creates modern, playful works of art. Her interest in dog photography is founded in her desire to celebrate and encourage the deep bond that develops between human and animal, parent and dog. In her free time, she photographs dogs awaiting adoption at local rescues and shelters. Her proudest moment? Spending everyday with the inspiration behind her career – Benny a charming -and perfect- lab mix rescue. Adrian lives in Nashville, Tennessee and travels nationwide to photograph America’s beloved pets.