Lassie was so incredibly photogenic. In fact, Lassie is the reason I got into photography. I loved photographing him so much. Every now and then it hits me, like a bag of bricks, that I’ll never have a new photo of him. I’ll never take another take another picture of him. It hurts and it never fails to bring tears to my eyes, but it also makes me so grateful that I was always all up in his face with my camera. I have so many photos of him. Beautiful photos, silly photos, sweet photos, crazy photos; photos I will cherish forever. Photos I want to cover my walls in so I can see him everyday.
Looking at his photos makes me miss him so much, but at the very same time they make me feel so much better, like I’m still connected to him. It’s crazy, but sometimes I feel like I dreamt him and his photos are proof that I did not. His photos are reminders of the joy he brought me, the joy that will linger with me forever.
There are so many photos of his that I want framed. When Easy Canvas Prints offered me an 8×10 canvas I had a really hard time choosing a photo. I literally spent days trying to decide. I made a photo album on my iPad titled “Lassie Canvas” and put all the “final choices” in there and I flipped through them often. It was this photo that made me smile consistently and even made me chuckle. His slight head tilt and collie smile is to die for. Who wouldn’t want to have this handsome, sweet face on their wall?
It was a good choice, I think. He looks so happy and so loving and that’s exactly who he was. It turned out beautifully. I keep looking at his sweet face and feeling both sad and happy, but mostly happy. His smile is still contagious and I loved waking up to it again this morning.
I love you, sweet boy.
Special thanks to Easy Canvas Prints who sent me the canvas in exchange for mentioning them in my post.