Josie, aka JoJo, aka Madam – fifteen years old, deaf (selectively), blind (partially), beautiful (totally). This senior gal came to live with Ian two years ago, after her owner passed away. Before he went, he asked Ian to take care of Josie, and they’ve been inseparable ever since. Now she lives a life of luxury in Adelaide, with regular weekend escapes to the country.
JoJo may be slightly lacking in the sight and hearing department, but there sure isn’t anything wrong with her appetite, the doggy chocolate drops disappeared as quickly as I could produce them! Someone (not me, really) sneaked her a couple of bits of salami from the cheese platter too.
There is always something that little bit extra special when I’m photographing senior dogs, sure there are a few challenges with mobility etc, but what really shines through is just how much they mean to their humans – photo shoots are a chance to celebrate their lives and their bond with their humans, and to tell stories about them and just generally laugh and love. It’s a privilege to be able to do this for people.