Senior dog sessions are always very special. More often than not, the dogs and their pawrents have some lovely tales of friendship and growing up. In Chiokie’s case, she suddenly appeared at the door of their grand mothers house, looking quite lost. Having no collar or microchip, they decided to adopt her! For the next 10 years, she has been their loyal companion and diligent guard dog despite her size. Recently though there was some sad news as Chiokie was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma, and her “mom” quickly scheduled a session before her health declined further.
When I first met her she was a little wary (her guard dog instinct kicking in) but soon warmed up once she got bribed with treats and tummy rubs
Majority of the tummy rubs came from her mom though.
One of her favourite things to do is to suntan…
Soon I tried to let her settle down and do her own posing, which she preferred to do on top of this cardboard box for some strange reason..
And of course the best shots are the candid moments between dog and pawrents