I saw Yoshi last weekend! Exciting? Yes! I photographed Yoshi a year or so ago along with Deanna and Reilly. Yoshi is a big, fuzzy, sweet, gentle, loving Akita! She was such a lovebug during the sitting that I was immediately drawn to her. For anyone who has my 2008 Cool Pets Just Dogs Calendar hanging on your wall, you might remember Yoshi – she graced the month of May. Why May? Because that’s my birthday month, of course!!
Yoshi had some troubles with her eye(s) but, during the sitting she could still see and was a perfect little poser. Shortly after our sitting, Yoshi lost her sight completely. Deanna, her owner told me how Yoshi was adapting to her new situation very well, but would bump into things occasionally. And one morning, Deanna found Yoshi patiently waiting at the front door on a neighbor’s porch…to go in! Oops, Yosh, wrong house.
So, I got to see Yoshi again this passed weekend. I had a special sitting to do for Deanna, so I stopped at her house to visit first. Yoshi came out to greet us and bumped right into my car! But, when I called her name she was back on track and came over to greet Eryn and I. Her amazing love and affection has not dwindled. She almost seems even more sweet; because you just can’t believe how she can be so wonderfully normal, when she can’t see a thing!
Here are a few from Yoshi, Deanna, and Reilly’s first sitting.
Yoshi and Deanna.
Oh, and I got to see Molly again too! Yay! LOVE MOLLY!
All images ©Susan Dodd