Missy - A Senior Pet - Phoenix Session

I am pleased to introduce Missy to the Islay Corners Photography family.  Missy is a senior pet who doesn't like to give out her age but let's just say she's over 10.  What lady ever does want to give her age?

MIssy is a beautiful Sheltie with a heart of gold and quiet demeanor.  Missy is her Mom's constant companion.  She is pleasantly fluffy and a gentle soul that words can't accurately describe.

Missy's parents contacted me this spring for a Phoenix session as Missy is an older pet.  Missy's Phoenix session was photographed at her home because of it's beauty and it has so many special and memorable places for Missy and her parents.  Being spring we were also able to take advantage of the beautiful garden Missy's Mom has created.  

Our Phoenix session is designed for senior (those four leggers over 10 years of age) or those who are soon to cross the Rainbow Bridge because of end of life or health complications.  

The Phoenix session is a celebration of your pet's life.

The Phoenix Session

When my husband and I adopted our first cat together, we were experienced pet owners.

That said nothing prepared us for the day when our sweet little orange tabby Marmalade (Marma was nearly 18) passed away from chronic renal failure. When we returned from the vet's that day, all we had left was her collar, some toys and a few snapshots. Our hearts were at a loss.

When we adopted our new furry friends, our second cat was an orange Tabby. We had started with a Harry Potter theme when we named our cat Gryffin (he came to us with the name Spunky...yeah no). When the only girl kitten in a sea of orange Tabby boys wiggled her way into my husband's heart, he had a name instantly - Phenix (as in Fawkes the Phoenix from HP; she was a beautiful auburn Tabby).

Yes I know her name is spelt wrong. Our then vet misspelt it and well, we went with it.

Our Phenix has been truly a rebirth of sorts, both good and bad. She's an orange Tabby just like Marms with an equally strong heart and personality. She is also afflicted with the same end of life disease, chronic renal failure that Marms had.

In mythology a Phoenix is a creature who dies and is reborn in fire.

Our end of life session is very similar. It is an opportunity to capture images and memories of your furry friend.

Photographs are a return ticket to a time otherwise lost to time.m

A Phoenix session is a celebration of life, but it's okay to show emotion.