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Saying goodbye is always hard...

derangedvisions3 months ago3 min read

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Meet Lola


Lola is an Alaskan Malamute. She belongs to some of our friends, who are brand new to the Steemit platform, Chloe and Aaron.

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Aaron has had Lola since she was just a little fluff ball and over the last 5 years she has grown into a large lovable fluff ball. Everyone that meets her instantly falls in love with her. She is probably the sweetest dog you could ever meet.

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This picture is Chloe using Lola as a pillow. Now you may be wondering why I have titled this post "Saying goodbye is always hard." Two months before the photoshoot they found out that Lola has a tumor in her throat. So they brought her in to the vet to get her checked out.

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They shaved the side of her face and the tumor in her throat was removed but the cancer had spread into her face and is continuing to spread.

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Lola is still a super happy and amazing dog, but the cancer is effecting her daily functions and making it hard for her to eat, among other things.

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Aaron let me know that he was planning on having her put down towards the end of the month (April 2018) to end her suffering before the cancer spreads too far in her face and into her brain.

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When Aaron and Chloe told me about Lola's cancer and that this was their last month with her, I told them that I would clear my schedule and do a photo shoot for Lola because the main reason I got into photography was that I knew the importance of cherishing memories.

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This was an emotional photoshoot for me because as a veteran, I know how therapeutic your dog can be. Aaron is also a Marine and has been through similar things that I have, so I know how important Lola is to him.

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I was honored that they entrusted me to capture these lasting memories of Lola and I want to thank all of you for taking the time to read this so you can hear her story as well. She is truly an amazing dog.

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