A good friend of mine was going to foster a sweet outdoor cat while he recovered from a limp. It turned out that the limp was much more serious than they thought, and Grey Cat needs immediate surgery or he will have to be put down. There are good people caring for him while he waits for surgery, and they have already invested quite a bit of money into his vet bills. But Grey Cat needs your help.
I had the tiniest, sweetest, little black cat, named Delilah. I just had to say goodbye to Delilah two months ago. Holding her while she was put to sleep was one of the worst things I have ever had to do, but for her, it was necessary. It doesn’t have to be that way for Grey Cat. He has a lot of love and life left in him, and I want to help make sure he sticks around to share it.
Delilah was scrawny and kind of odd looking when we adopted her from the shelter. She was “homely” according to my husband. She grew out of the awkward stage, but stayed only a petite 7 pounds throughout her 9 years of life. She met us at the door when we came home, played fetch, and liked to curl up on my legs, under my blanket. She liked to sleep on the dryer on perch on the highest cabinets. She begged incessantly, and could hear the cheese drawer being opened from anywhere in the house. She never scratched, ever. And I never recall a time when she wasn’t purring.
I had been meaning to do something in honor of Delilah, but hadn’t quite been able to figure out what. I knew that I wanted to encourage people to take pictures of their pets, as most of my pictures of Delilah were taken with my phone. I also wanted to remind people to take pictures with their pets. The only picture I have with me with Delilah is the one taken at the vet’s office when I said goodbye.
I have decided to combine my desire to remember Delilah, with a way to help Grey Cat, and with a way to help you have pictures with the furriest members of your families. Like a big ball of animal-loving, picture taking goodness!
Will you help me? Let’s photograph your pet buddies. Let’s take your dog to the dog park. Let’s hang out with your cat in the sunny patch on the rug. Do you have a picture of your cat curled up in her favorite spot? Or your dog waiting at the window for you to come in the door? You should! Let’s make it happen.
I’m offering mini-sessions for you and your pets. I’m offering them for a special rate of $150, instead of the usual $175, and 50% of each session fee will go straight to pay for Grey Cat’s vet bills.
I’ll come to you, and do a 30 minute session, and you will get 10 finished images in an online gallery for download.
If you would like to have a full session, we can do that too! For $350, I will stay for 1-2 hours and you will get 25-30 finished images for download, and your images in a softcover memory book.
Fine print: A reservation fee of 50% of your session fee is due upon booking to reserve your spot. It will be applied to your session price, and is non-refundable. All sessions must be scheduled and completed by June 30, 2016.