I walked into Bean's home and she was curled up napping on her little dog bed. Above it were adorable signs created by her human sister marking that part of the house "Bean's spot". Yeah, I could tell Bean has had a good 15 years. Although thin and a little shaky, Bean was more than happy to raise her head and stand up to greet me. Her English Pointer nose quickly discovered my treat bag and I instantly had a new fan. I could tell she was having a good day.
Bean doesn't have any health issues other than some arthritis that keeps her back legs a little wobbly. She does, however, tend to go through spells where she doesn't feel so good - - but then she bounces back. The day of our session, she was officially bouncing back! We were so lucky because the day was gorgeous, the weather was perfect, and we only had a small window of time to do the session before Christmas (the session was to be a surprise for Bean's dad). It all worked out perfectly.
To keep things easy on Bean, we hung out in her lovely yard. She got to go in when she needed to rest or warm up. However, with my stinky beef liver treats, she didn't want to leave my side. :)
Bean just has the look of a dog with an old soul. At her age, dogs are so in-tune with their humans. It still amazes me the connection they have with people. It's so unbelievable special.I love this silly one of Miss Bean...Bean even got a little jumpy during our shoot! She kinda got the zoomies on...always a good sign of happiness. :)And these just melt my heart...While Bean was on a break, I got to photograph the other furry family member, Pip the Guinea Pig! Pip, you really didn't have to do your hair for the session... ;)I have to finish this post with one of my most favorite images EVER. Bean and her sister... OMG... Love...Shortly after our session, I stopped by Bean's house to drop something off. She wasn't feeling well and would only eat out of someone's hand. When I left her home, I cried in my car. I hope and pray she bounces back again. She is a special one...