Client Session ~ Albert the Labrador x Mastiff

Albert and his mum Drene have been together a long time. Twelve years ago, Drene watched Albert being born, at the time not knowing he would end up with her. In the years that have passed since then, they’ve been through so much. Making the move from New Zealand to Australia, spending 8 months in the UK together and now, Albert has been diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer. Surgery isn’t an option but Drene is doing everything she can to try and treat and cure Albert, including alternative medicine treatments, a special diet and endless amounts of love.

Their bond is immediately visible. Like an embarrassed schoolboy, Albert looks shyly away when his mum attacks him with kisses but always goes back for more when she’s done, lavishing her with licks to the face. In some ways he’s still such a curious puppy, but mixed in with that is the wise old man, lying peacefully on the grass under the trees, watching the world go by.

When downloading the photos, the very first shot I took of them was this one and I love it. I’ll leave the rest to speak for themselves. Good luck Albert, you are a special boy and oh so loved.

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  • Grace

    18 March, 2011 at 7:27 am Reply

    Just beautiful, Charlotte… That first shot is magic, you can see both Drene and Albert know they are truly loved.

  • Ian J

    18 March, 2011 at 3:19 pm Reply

    Aw, what a beautiful set of images, i have tears in my eyes looking at them, you’ve captured the bond between human and hound so well, i love the first one as well, tis a special shot 🙂

  • Eva

    18 March, 2011 at 8:46 pm Reply

    I think this might be my all time favorite client session, especially the photos of Albert and his mum together. So beautiful and touching. Wait, I have something in my eye…

  • Jackie

    19 March, 2011 at 5:56 am Reply

    His eyes are so beautiful! My goodness, what a handsome boy.

  • drene

    19 March, 2011 at 7:27 am Reply

    i have just looked at the photos of my beautiful boy,whom i love more than life its self,i heard a comment the other day,GRIEF IS THE PRICE WE PAY FOR LOVE,while he still wants to live,and he does,i will never give up the fight.

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