Oh my heart. This shoot tore at my heart strings, like A LOT! Anyone who knows me knows I am a dog fanatic (I have 4 myself), but when I was asked to do this shoot, my heart both sank and was filled with joy. Let me introduce you to Mugley. Mugley is an almost three year old Great Dane-Lab mix. He is such a sweet pup with all the snuggles of pure love. He is vivacious, yet calm. He is attentive, yet very alert to his surroundings. One would never realize that this sweet face full of love only has about a month to live. Last week, his owner Sonya felt some lumps on his neck and of course took him to the vet. The news was not good. Mugley has lymphoma. It struck quickly and without warning. My heart totally sank when I heard the news and of course I had to help in any way that I could. Sonya was a student of mine when she was in elementary school and I have known her all through to high school and beyond. She is an amazing young lady and now as a young woman she has become a wonderful dog owner who loves Mugley with all her heart. I was so happy to capture these images ( we took over 700) for her to have wonderful memories of her fur-child to remember his sweetness and love for her forever. You can see the love between them shine throughout these pics. I introduced Mugley to his very first ever Starbucks Puppucino....OH MY did he LOVE THIS!! I brought a whole can of whipped cream so we could have plenty. It was hard to choose just a few to share and now I cry. Everyone please love and pray for Mugley and his family as they go thru his final journey together.