celebration of love—puppy love

With just over two weeks until Valentine’s Day, live the fancy life is going to celebrate love—all kinds of love.

Today’s featured love photo is from Sarah of Sarah Beth Photography. Sarah captures the spirit of animals, their owners and children unlike anything I’ve ever seen.

LOVE---Joan and her black lab Joy

Joan and Joy, her Black Lab, have been together for many years. Joy is her rock, her best friend, and has saved Joan’s life on more than one occasion. Joy is a service dog from from Hearing and Service Dogs of Minnesota. She lets Joan know when her blood sugar is low and when she’s about to have a seizure. She places herself under Joan to break her fall, stands firm to help her up, and stays by her side day and night.

Sarah said that she came into this photo session knowing that Joan is on Hospice and doesn’t have much time left. “I had no idea I would be meeting such a vibrant, funny, happy woman,” Sarah said. “Joan was so blessed having Joy come into her life and her eyes lit up with every story she told of Joy.” Joan told Sarah that Joy was her gift from God and taking these photos gave her something wonderful to look forward to. Their bond is palpable, and it’s easy to see that both of them are very loved.

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. -Josh Billings

Submit a photo that shows love to livethefancylife@gmail.com. Please include the name of the people {or animals} in the photo, a short description of their love and let me know if you want a link included to your blog or Web site and who should receive the photo credit. Live the fancy life!

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2 responses to “celebration of love—puppy love

  1. Jodi mama

    This is such a beautiful story! The love these two have given each other is more than anyone could ever ask for. Thank you for sharing this with us, Jes.

  2. Thanks so much for featuring one of the wonderful dogs from Hearing & Service Dogs of MN! Thank god for service dogs. 🙂

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