Earlier this year, I was met with a request to photograph miss Maggie loving on her family as she might not be around much longer. Maggie is an 11 year-old Vizsla who was diagnosed with Cushings and was declining in health. Before their photo session, I wanted to get to know her a little bit an hear about what kind of dog she is and how special she is to her family. Her momma sent me this little snippet:
Before her mobility started to decline, Maggie used to love swimming and was an impressive frisbee catcher! She still loves car rides and has always been the best snuggler. I have pictures of her snuggling with both our kids over the years when they have been sick. She’s always reminded me of the nurse dog from Peter Pan when one of us is sick because she will always snuggle right up and keep a close eye on us. She’s slowed down a lot in the last few months, but before that she has definitely always been a crazy vizsla! She loves any treat involving peanut butter—especially just licking the last bits out of an empty PB jar. This is a picture of her with my son earlier this year
Now, any animal person knows that as a *general* rule, Vizsla’s are crazy in all aspects – crazy with their energy, their personalities, and of course *and the most* their love. I’ve seen a lot of them in my animal career and they’re definitely one of the best. Unfortunately, Maggie has since passed away. My heart goes out to her four people – she was certainly loved beyond measure and I hope each time they see these photos, they remember her sweet spirit.