Cobi the sweet Shepherd mix on the road to the Rainbow Bridge

The photos in this post are of a dog named Cobi. Cobi has already touched many lives on the internet- through Facebook and Instagram, after I posted photos of him and his story.

You see, Cobi had cancer, a disease that claimed his life just days after our photo shoot. I’ve written several sentences here and deleted each one, because it’s so hard to know what to say. Here is what I can say: Cobi and his mom had a very special bond, not unlike the one I share with Fergie. She loved him with everything in her, that much is clear. He also beat the odds for his type of cancer (melanoma), living to just shy of one year following his diagnosis, when there is only a 5% chance of doing so. He was a fighter, and even when I worked with him, had a zest and love for life, and was full of personality and character. I fell so in love with that character that I didn’t want to leave. I could have easily photographed him all day.

A word about honor:

I lack the words to express the gratitude I feel for being able to provide this service to pet owners in positions like this. It is my deepest desire to provide imagery that keeps people close to their furry loved ones long after they are gone. What we are doing when we create photos of our animals is we are honoring them, by recognizing and celebrating the very important role they played in our lives here on earth. I hope I honored Cobi in these images, and his spirit lives on through them forevermore. RIP sweet boy. You will be dearly missed.

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seattle pet photographer jamie pflughoeft

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  1. Kelly Miller posted the following on June 6, 2013 at 10:45 pm.

    Just gorgeous Jamie. A wonderful tribute to a much loved pup. The last image of Cobi with his Mum and the one of him looking out the window…swoon x.

  2. In Joy Photography posted the following on June 7, 2013 at 6:09 am.

    What an amazing tribute! Absolutely beautiful!

  3. Melody Bizego posted the following on June 12, 2013 at 10:16 pm.

    niceeee

  4. Sue Doti posted the following on June 12, 2013 at 11:18 pm.

    Beautiful tribute.

  5. Rebecca Cozart posted the following on June 21, 2013 at 11:25 pm.

    Wonderful. Should not have read this at work…tears, tears, tears.

  6. Brooke posted the following on January 13, 2014 at 5:25 pm.

    Cobi was a beautiful boy, and it’s certainly clear from the photos that he and his mom shared a deep bond. Although they’re all amazing, the last few photos touched me the most, because it’s almost as though the two of them, Cobi and his mom, were on a journey together, and then, in the final shot, it almost looks like Cobi’s mom is bending down to unsnap his leash and send him on the next part of his journey, where she can’t follow, with a last loving touch and kiss. We know from the beginning that when we let an animal so deeply into our hearts that we are opening ourselves up to certain heartbreak, because biology dictates that they have to leave us far sooner than we are ever ready to give them up, yet we are never really prepared. I wish for Cobi’s mom that all the wonderful memories she has of him, aided in no small part by your beautiful photos, will help to soothe at least some of the tremendous aching void left by his passing. I feel so privileged to have “met” him through your photos.


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