The most amazing opportunities have landed in my lap since I took that photo of my friend and his dog! One of these was a chance to fly to Seattle to spend 24 hours documenting the amazingness of Team Wyla.
Honestly, this post has been hard for me to write, because Wyla’s story is one that all animal lovers can relate to, especially me. Wyla was a beautiful dog whose body became overtaken by spinal and brain tumors. I say “was” because she passed away last week. It was like she waited for me to arrive so I could take photos of her humans and her together. Jaime, Wyla’s mommy, is a photographer as well, so though many photos have been taken of Brandon (Wyla’s dad) with Wyla, very few have been taken of Jaime with Wyla, or the three of them together. My time with them was so special to me because it allowed me to give a a gift of love to people who have lived their lives for Wyla unconditionally. Everything about this story is about LOVE.
PLEASE read the full story about Wyla here: Team Wyla I really, truly believe that something amazing is going to come out of all that Brand and Jaime and the Grandmas endured. I know they want to help others who deal with life long illnesses – and by others I mean both human and animal. These are people are have come to adore. They are amazing!
So – why start the story of Wyla with Stache the cat? Stache is the gatekeeper – that’s why. He determines if you are ok or not .
This is Wyla – she has the most soulful eyes. Even when she was not feeling her best, she would start deep in to your eyes. Jaime would spend hours just being with her. She said Wyla taught her to slow down and enjoy moments.
Brandon is a wonderful, wonderful man who does everything he can for both Wyla and Jaime. I can’t believe how lucky I am to have these people come into my life!
Wag Wellness is where Wyla went every day for therapy. Lynnie is amazing <3
These are the neighbors – LOVE their curious faces – well, the pug thought I was pretty lame, actually
An afternoon lounging at Grandma’s!
Brandon and Jaime took shifts sleeping with Wyla because of her seizures – this was them right before they went to bed. So sweet! As you can see in the background – lots of people sent gifts
Fans and and Team members are from allllll over the place!
Ahhh – Room Service! Wyla’s great friend Dorothy from The Dining Dog came over to make us all laugh, too! She served a fabulous cocktail to Wyla bug
And the next morning Dr Guidry stopped by the say hello. Wyla was more interested in snuggling with Leo, her bestie.
I tried to get near the treats again
Please check out Team Wyla here: Team Wyla I am so, so lucky to have met you all!