Dog Photography, Seattle WA

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Meds to Make Her Better

Rosie's radiation burn over the last five days since she arrived home has become much worse. Which the WSU doctors said would happen. Rosie is on pain medication as well as an antibiotic and she gets a mild dose of a sedative at night to help her sleep. She gets to wear a very fashionable cone on her head when we're not home or when it's time for bed.

A Nice Surprise

We had such a great surprise when we arrived home with Rosie on Saturday evening the 17th of March. This awesome welcoming banner and a basket of goodies for Rosie and us humans. They were delivered into our home while we were gone to Pullman. A big hug and kiss to our wonderful friends Sue and Brenda. You two are the best. Thanks so much for the warm welcome and all the love and prayers you shower us with.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Getting Back to the Same Ole Routine

Her daily walks in the neighborhood.

Enjoying Her Life Again

Rosie takes a break at the local high school after her first walk near home.

The Bandana Says It All

This is the bandanna Rosie was wearing when we picked her up from WSU. We are all very thankful for the care and compassion Rosie received while she was undergoing her radiation treatments.

Homeward Bound

Rosie looked rather content, knowing we were taking her home. She's such a joy to have with us.

Hugs for Rosie

This is what the waiting was all about... seeing her smile and giving her a hug.

Ready to go home

Just hanging out and waiting to go home.

This is Patch

Patch was rescued from a bad living situation. He's 5-months old and ready to be adopted. If you're interested or know someone who is, contact Hopehaven in Pullman.

Rosie Walks Sarah

This was a common scene around campus during Rosie's stay at WSU. She was known as "the dog who took her handler for a walk".

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Time To Say Their Good Bye's

Have you noticed Rosie is still clenching her leash? She held on for nearly ten minutes.

For A Split Second…

… Rosie is almost motionless. Cindee and Sarah are both holding Rosie, that's why.

Rosie's So Excited She Couldn't Sit Still

As many times as she's remained still while waiting for me to take a photo, there was no way in the world she was going to sit still on this day. Rosie came around the corner pulling Cindee down the hall towards us. Teeth clenching her leash like she had a race to win. That race was to beat cancer and so far she is winning that race with the help of this wonderful teaching school and the grace of God.

Rosie Greets Us in the Lobby

Cindee and Sarah with Rosie. What an awesome feeling these two must feel to see a happy ending when we get to take Rosie home from this long awaited day. Happy and healthy!

The Day Has Finally Come

We arrived Friday March 16th to bring our Rosie home. She has been here at this wonderful veterinary hospital getting better day by day for the last twenty six days.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Too Much Sun Makes Me Goofy

Here's a couple of images from the weekend before we drove Rosie out to WSU
to begin her radiation therapy. I was feeling very guilty and thought, maybe if I shot another hundred images or so of her just before she's leaves for nearly a month it would make me feel better. It did make me feel a little better because I know I captured several good images. But the guilt never went away, especially during the first weekend Rosie was gone. My wife DeeDee was out of town that weekend too and our home had never been so quite in all my life.

Rosie Loves Napping Belly Up

Rosie loves to position herself so that she can sleep in a u-turn position with her legs sprawled out and her belly high in the air.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Rosie's Cell Mates

Thanks to all the students at Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine who take such good care of Rosie and all other patients.

Look At All This Snow

A cold day in the snow beats any day in the hospital. February 22, Siddra and Rosie on her daily walk.

A Walk in the Snow

Thanks so much Hailey for sending us these images of Rosie and other patients on their walk in the snow.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Toby Will Be Missed

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Toby, and his parents Rob and Karla. Rosie lost her next door neighbor buddy while she was away in Pullman during her radiation treatment. Toby went to doggy heaven last Friday, he lived a good life and a ripe old age of fourteen before we said goodbye to him. He will be dearly missed, especially by Rosie.

He Loved Guarding the Neighborhood

When Toby saw one of us arrive home from work he would stand at our front door step and bark every so often until DeeDee or I would open the front door and give him a treat. He would then swagger away with his massive frame and lay back down in the front yard. Mission accomplished!

All Dogs Go To Heaven

I believe dogs are loaned to us from heaven. They are sent here to teach us many valuable lessons. Loyalty, friendship, unconditional love, and they always live today like there's no tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

I Love Peanut Butter

Due to me leaving my camera behind (yes, I did forget my camera) on our last road trip to Pullman I will have to post a few images of Rosie from
the past.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Heading back to Pullman to visit Rosie

We're venturing the five hour drive again to see Rosebud. We couldn't make it last weekend, so for the next two weekends we're heading east. The weekend of the 17th is when we get to bring Rosie home.