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.