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This is Purdy, my nearly 14 year old BFF. I know realistically that she won’t be with me much longer, and though my head tells me she has lived a long and happy life, my heart is still sad that there will be a time in the not so distant future when I won’t wake up to dog breath in my face, and a cold nose nuzzling my cheek.
I wanted a picture in this stage of her life with her eyes wise and her muzzle grey because she has aged gracefully…and beautifully. She reminds me everyday that love has no boundaries.


animal, black and white, dog, family, friend, lab, labrador


  • Eve Parry
    Eve Parryover 3 years ago

    I understand perfectly how you feel, having gone through the same feelings myself. This is a beautiful portrait.

  • thanks Eve. She’s a a special girl.

    – Erin Hause

  • Zdogs
    Zdogsover 3 years ago

  • TYSM!! I am truly honored!

    – Erin Hause

  • jdadkin
    jdadkinover 3 years ago

    seeing this reminded me of my Reble another faithful bulldog of mine he passed after 8 years and kidney failure I sat in the floor at the vets and held him and cried like crazy I miss him and also have pics of him

  • Purdy is a bit timid around the camera …always has been , so I don;t have many " nice’ pics of her. She ws staring up adoringly at my husband her, and din’t notice me sneaking up to take the shot .

    When it’s time for her to leave me there will be a HUGE hole in my heart . She is just an amazing companion.

    – Erin Hause

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoover 3 years ago

    Thanks for submitting your work in
    Pets Need A Hug

  • TY for having such a great group to submit to !

    – Erin Hause

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoover 3 years ago

    Thank you for that comment, its nice to be appreciated.

  • Yool
    Yoolover 3 years ago

  • Thank you so so much!

    – Erin Hause

  • valandsnake
    valandsnakeover 3 years ago

    simply beautiful!!! congrats on the feature

  • ty very much Val!

    – Erin Hause

  • julie08
    julie08over 3 years ago

    Beautiful :)

  • thanks julie!

    – Erin Hause

  • Heather-Jayne
    Heather-Jayneover 3 years ago

    just gorgeous! thanks so much for sharing

  • Thanks for looking! and thanks for enjoying!

    – Erin Hause

  • Tarolino
    Tarolinoover 3 years ago

    Beautiful old dog and such a wonderful text to go with it. Have a gentle old lady myself here and I am just so in love with that calm and wise element in her. Old dogs are the best.

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