Moe is a houndy setter cross of some sort. His fur is exactly what you see--frenetic. He has allergies, and it took forever for him to, at last, get this crazy coat. The colors you see, are the colors he has in his coat. No camera tricks here. He bays like a hound sometime, but also roos like a setter. Moe came to us at 6 months old. He was adopted from Another Chance for English Setters. We picked him up when we were going to pick up a horse for a friend in Massachusetts. We were just supposed to foster him. On the ride home we decided to adopt him.
I want a great photo of Moe, because I am not sure how much longer we will have him. He has slowed down quite a bit, has trouble jumping up on things (we lift him more and more), and when he chooses to play in the yard, he pays for it for an entire day afterward. We humans are so cheated when it comes to our dogs, because we don't get to have them but for a short amount of time.
My choice is this realistic, unfettered photo of Moe. As an owner of a best friend that is not so spry anymore. I don't want a cell phone photo, or a snap shot. I want a nicely lit photo that shows me exactly who Moe is. So I will frame this. And I will look on it and smile and remember many things once Moe is no longer here to give me this precise look.
I am always happy to have like-minded folks visit me at the studio or on location with their pets, because they too want something to look at and remember. Because time just won't stand still. But a piece of artwork will last forever. And a piece of framed artwork is always my choice.
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