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It is certainly quiet around here now.
I have found that m4/3 is great for animal portraits - it has the IQ required, but in a small enough package that it doesn't get in the way of daily activities or discourage you from doing stuff, which is exactly the time to be doing animal portraits.
This issue of system size is extremely relevant and the reason why I think m4/3 has struck the right balance between size and image quality.
Full album here, all taken on E-P1 but with a wide range of native and legacy lenses:
I'm so sorry....She was BEAUTIFUL, too.
I share my home with a rescue Rat Terrier, a Labrador, and a large 15+ year old mutt who came to me at 8 years old after his owner passed away (I am his fourth owner, too, so he's had quite a rough life)....I know how awful it is to lose a dog, and at such a young age as yours was.
It's so quiet around the house when there are no dogs. Even if there are others in the house, you miss the ones that are no longer there.....When my old Lab died about 5 years ago, I kept thinking I could hear her toenails clicking in from the other room, or see her out of the corner of my eye....
Sad and I know from experience. I lost my boy Ben from bone cancer but at least I had him longer, 9 years. She was a beauty and I hope you find another who gives and receives as much love as she did.
What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful dog. They are gone all too fast, aren't they?
I whole-heartedly echo your recommendation that people consider adopting/rescuing companion animals instead of buying from a breeder--there are far too many dogs and cats that end up in shelters or rescue organizations through no fault of their own. I currently share my home--and heart--with three "SPCA Specials" (two dogs and a cat), and I will do so again in the future.
If everything happens for a reason, what's the reason?!