Dog Tails – Buddy

March 22, 2015 at 1:04 pm

Welcome to the next instalment of Dog Tails. When clients visit us for studio pet portraits, they often recount the stories of their dogs lives. With each dog being different, so is each story. Some are happy tales, some inspiring, some sad, but each one ends with love as their dog subjects find a place and person to call their own.

In February 2015 we had a visit from Iona, MJ and Buddy (12 year old Rottie x Kelpie.)

Iona shares Buddy’s story with us.

“When his elderly owner passed away, Buddy lay beside his body for four days before being found by the police. He was then taken to Kalamunda pound where he was unclaimed and put on death row.

The pound asked known rescue groups for help and MJ from H.A.A.R.T (Homeless and Abused Animal Rescue Team) made some phone calls and managed to find Buddy temporary foster care in the nick of time – Buddy had just 30 minutes left to live.

MJ contacted me asking if I would foster him and could I collect him from his temporary carer, Paige. So off I went with my little Fox Terrier Gypsy to meet Buddy.

Buddy and Gypsy fell in love and Buddy came home with me. That was three years ago.

Buddy has been recently diagnosed with an aggressive cancer. We’re not sure how much longer he has. Whilst he is happy and pain free I want to put together a bucket list photo diary. He thought his smash cake (made by Fur Baby Boutique and Cafe) was pretty fantastic! We’re going to have a lot of fun together doing it and I want him to enjoy the time we have together to the fullest.

The photo shoot was the first time Buddy met his rescuer MJ. He got a chance to thank her and had photos with her on a ‘date’ for his bucket list photo diary. : )

Buddy was my first foster fail. He has helped me foster 42 dogs in the three years we’ve been together. Most of my fosters have been puppies. He teaches the puppies their dog manners and has been their grand daddy.

When the puppies play time gets a little out of hand he gets between them and gives them a bark. Once they have settled down he will lay down near them watching them. He is the best friend to the puppies and the best friend I could have wanted too.”