It is with a heavy heart that I bring you the news that another beautiful doggie soul I met through my 100 Pets Project has been lost. Trinity (Pet #34) lost her battle with an undetermined illness on February 17th at the age of 13.
I knew the minute I saw Trinity at the Southland Off Leash Park in Calgary that I wanted to meet her and get to know her a little better. She just had a special way about her in the way she walked and the spark in her eyes. It was obvious she and her person Trevor had a special relationship; just the way they looked at each other and interacted showed their close connection. Needless to say Trevor and his girlfriend Fay are devastated by their recent loss. I am so glad they contacted me and I was able to provide them with a collection of photos of their special girl.
I also thank Trevor and Fay for their kind words about my project and the fact that I have been able to help them navigate their grieving process. Their contact has gotten me revitalized to start my project up full force again as I had recently let it fall to the wayside behind other matters. Their words made me remember why I started my 100 Pets and The People They Love photography project in the first place; I so appreciate their encouragement.
Here are some favourite words a very good friend of mine shared with me when I lost my dog Mo. I would like to share them with Trevor, Fay, Trinity and anyone else who has lost a dear pet; they are adapted from the book,The Art of Racing in the Rain:
“After a dog dies, her soul is released into the world around us. Her soul is released to run in the world, run through the fields, enjoy the earth, the wind, the rivers, the sun, the woods.”
Trinity has been released.