Gregg recently had to say goodbye to his beloved Ridgeback Asa. I documented their bond back in April and it was quite clear how much they meant to each other. I am often asked how I am emotionally able to document aging and terminally ill pet’s lives and my answer is always that I have been given a gift. I have a strong and empathetic heart and understand the deep pain one feels when saying goodbye to their furry child. I have been blessed to be able to document their lives and the bond with their humans while keeping complete composure and creating an experience which is a celebration of their life and a cherished memory for their owner.
From Gregg: Asa-his name means healer. He lived up to all that word embodies. Every day for over 13 years his love and devotion constantly amazed me. I was not always the best parent but the past three years were a wonderful way to set that right. He saved my life more then once. For all of this I will be forever grateful. To those of you who helped me to care for him anytime over the past years, thank you. We could not have been more blessed to have you in our lives. And thank you my friend, companion, and teacher Asa – October 4, 1999-December 7, 2012.
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