Why is capturing the love so important?

February 26, 2021

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”

– Winnie the Pooh

The Loss

Why is capturing the love so important?

Last year was tough on everyone around the world, but 2020 was tough for us for a whole different reason. It was the year we lost five of our senior fur babies.

Something that was just too difficult for me to post about last year.  But as we near the first anniversary of our first loss, it felt timely to talk about that loss.

On the 28th February, 2020, we had the heart breaking duty of putting our beautiful eldest girl Ivy to sleep at the age of 15 years.

Ivy’s health had started to decline, succumbing to the lymphoma she had been courageously fighting for the previous 14 months.

Ivy always lived life to the fullest, a confident, very, very smart, brave girl that loved adventures, hunting with her dad and being the best mum to her seven babies.

As life slowed down for Ivy she loved to sit outside and watch the world go by and have lots of cuddles, whilst planting an array of licky kisses on you.

Ivy enjoyed one last successful bunny hunt with her Dad on her last morning, followed by a hearty meal of KFC.  Before we let our beautiful girl go to sleep peacefully as we both held her.

Ivy lived to see past her 15th birthday and saw her five remaining babies at that time, turn 14 years.

Ivy was reunited with her boy Wylie, her two sons Floyd and Little Jack, and Phoebe. We still miss her presence everyday.

Capture The Memories

Being a pet photographer you’d think I would be taking pictures of my own fur babies all the time. Well, losing as many as we did last year was a timely reminder even for me.

Sometimes you just don’t capture enough of those memories.

With Ivy being sick, knowing we were on borrowed time, we made the effort to get out and take photos of her.  With some of our others, their loss was so unexpected and sudden, that we didn’t have the opportunity to capture more recent memories. 

So capture the love, the fun, the adventure, the spirit and those memories while you can.

Senior Border Terrier dog sitting in yellow wildflowers.  Capturing the love.

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Better late than never! You may even see some stand alone blogs from me to catch up on the ones I’ve missed!

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If you’ve lost a fur baby yourself, I’m so sorry for your loss. Please feel free to tell me about your beloved fur baby below.

Capturing The Love

Every dog has their own unique personality, living life with a childlike wonder and having fun along the way, exploring natures sights and sounds with an adventurous spirit like only they can.

Every dog has their own tail to tell, an unconditional connection and love for their person in the world. Let me capture that moment in time, their spirit, their beauty, so, you can remember, enjoy and share their story for years to come. Cherishing them for a lifetime.

Kirsten Hough of Wort & Flea Pet Photography. Capturing the love, the fun, the adventure and the spirit of your pet in Pokeno, New Zealand.

    1 comment

  • Tracy Allard
    March 12, 2021
    Reply

    So beautifully written, I shed a tear. So important to capture images of your pups because life can change in an instant and what a wonderful gift having gorgeous memories like these would be.

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