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Celebrating Buttercup

Golden retriever

I met Buttercup about 3.5 years ago. She came for her first photo with me when I did a photo fundraiser for Pete, our greyhound. She was such a sweet little girl. I will never forget her kind and gentle nature, so eager to please.

She had just been diagnosed with kidney disease and she was young, only about a year old. She went on to be a certified therapy dog touching peoples lives where ever she went. Her mom shared two memories with me:

Two of the most memorable was when we visited a gentlemen who had been non-responsive in a hospice unit for 2 weeks. Buttercup immediately jumped on his bed and he started petting her and talking to me. The staff were in tears. Another visit was at the hospital and an older lady was alone in her room and scared. Buttercup soothed her tears away.

Buttercup and CJ

Buttercup and brother CJ were a pair not to be reckoned with. They immediately gave chase around the acre once we released from their leashes.

Long before CJ even knew what was happening, Buttercup laid claim to the title Princess and she ruled the roost. CJ had no problems letting her be the boss.

Golden retriever rolling the grass
Rolling in the grass

After a quick run around the acre, there is probably nothing better than a nice roll in the cool green grass. Since this was Buttercup’s celebration session, I wanted to capture as much of her personality as I possible could. I think Buttercup had a pretty good time.

Apparently Buttercup took to catching snakes this spring. She never hurt them, she just brought her treasures to the back door for a little game of “catch and release.” It’s the new fetch.

Great Dane and golden retriever with their family
Buttercup and her family

The family photo is always one of the most important photos we capture.

Golden retriever with her owner
Know for her snuggles

Buttercup was a much loved therapy dog. She wore her princess crown like a champ. She taught CJ the ropes, even though he’s the big brother. And, Buttercup was best know for her snuggles and she loved her mom like no other.

Golden retriever holding a toy.

Thank you Buttercup for being a small part of my life. Your beautiful spirit will live forever.

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  • Gretchen WasserMay 12, 2020 - 9:19 pm

    Beautiful memories and photos of a beautiful & special dog! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • KathiMay 13, 2020 - 9:06 am

    This is beautiful! Buttercup was loved very much and brought smiles to so many!   She was so lucky to have Lyndee, David and CJ to walk her through this life. ReplyCancel

  • Wendie L HerkampMay 27, 2020 - 8:17 am

    This is so beautiful <3ReplyCancel

  • Kim BaileyMay 27, 2020 - 9:10 am

    Beautiful pictures and story.  What a special dog!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy ParrishMay 27, 2020 - 12:25 pm

    Such beautiful memories for a beautiful family. ??ReplyCancel

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My little rustic studio is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Nestled in NE Salem each session begins in the studio with lighting and ends with a romp in our pet-friendly acre of gardens.





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