The people & pets we meet at these fundraisers never cease to amaze us.
This is Bosha who is cancer free now for a bit over 3.5 years after his amputation. That's pretty rare from what I understand since usually the cancer is found in the bone and by then it has also usually spread. Average is less than a year survival after amputation.
It was also interesting to learn that the cancer is usually in the front inside (in terms of the track) leg. There is research being don on whether or not the stresses of the way the dogs run is a contributing factor.
Boshas mom asked if she could be in some of the photos and this is how she chose to pose with him. There is a lot more to this story, including the source of strength the dogs have been for her since her husband had a stroke, and how he lights up when they come to visit him although he can't speak their names.
We spent a long time just talking and petting and crying.
Bosha was pretty nervous at the event so we took things real slow and easy. I laid there on the backdrop with him while his mom took care of paperwork and contact info for the shoot, and he warmed up nicely. I never did get a completely "ears up" pose from him, but I find that with greyhound they either will or won't and if they won't then they just won't do it.
C&C is always welcome.