Last minutes before the host with a dog euthanasia
• The last moments of a host with a dog before lulling
Any caring dog owner, cat or any other pet knows that quadrupeds can be best friends and companions in our lives. In many homes, dogs and cats become true members of the family who love and cherish no less than their "human" relatives.
Photographer Sarah Beth Earnhardt likes to photograph pets in the studio and on the road, but this project has its particular value to it: in these photos you can see the moment of farewell owners and their faithful four-legged friends. They say goodbye forever, because of their pets need, for whatever reasons, to lull ...
"For many owners of pets mean to them the whole world, - says the photographer. - And I wanted to give them the opportunity to capture them, especially in this difficult time. "
"These photo sessions are for people who want to pay tribute to those moments of happiness that have brought their pets in their lives."
"I like to take pictures of intimacy, physical contact between owners and their pets."
"Many people do not like to be photographed, so I try to take a photo, which they will present" indirectly "- in a frame they can be seen only half-turned, or their hands, and so on.."
"These animals had to put to sleep because they are old or terminally ill."
"This photo was one of the most touching. This greyhound named Christine ill bone cancer, but looking at her, that no one would have said - it was such an active, lively, always jumping, trying to lick me. We took pictures on their backyard beautiful September evening. The next morning I got a call and was told that Christine died. I could not believe that this energetic and cheerful dog fell ill in just 12 hours. A little more, and our photo shoot would take place too late. "
"People are excited about the opportunity to take photos of their pets. Often, when I see the owners after the photo shoot, their animals are no longer alive, and these shots - all that was left of them. "
"When customers come to the studio for the photos, I experience with them. Tears accompany almost all of these moments. "
"Many come for the photographs much later than expected, simply because they are unable to come to terms with the loss and is not yet ready to re-look at their dead pets."
No one has never regretted parting photo shoot. "
"Well, if the animal still looks and feels good, but I had moments when I had to shoot the dog was dying, and it was not easy."
"I try to give the owners of the best pictures that will remind them of the best moments that have brought their pets to their lives."
"I hope that other people will see and feel the love that" pours "of these images."
"I try to capture the brief snatches of relationship that we are experiencing with our pets."
"I'm trying to capture special memories, expressions, how they played, how to lick you as their wool felt on your hands."
"Many people write to me, as they touched my photos as they cried together with the person in the picture, but had never seen it."
"I think, looking at the beautiful picture of someone who loves your pet clean and frankly, to see this relationship through touch, smiles, looks, I think it reminds us who we are."
"Caring pet owners understand the joy that a dog brought into the lives of these people, but most of all they will understand the bitterness of parting with them."