This handsome fella was diagnosed with Lymphoma Cancer in early September. I photographed him on September 26 at a park in the Clear Lake area of Houston. The cancer was starting to take its toll on him and since it was rather warm, I made sure we let Dude dictate how long he could pose. Dude was such a great model even as sick as he was. Sadly, Dude passed away just a short time after the shoot. Dude was rescued when he was very young and lived a long, eventful life. He will be deeply missed.
Lymphoma Cancer spreads very quickly once it hits the lymph nodes in the neck – dogs usually last 4-6 weeks. One in three dogs will be diagnosed with canine cancer of some kind and out of those diagnosed over 50% will die. To find out more and how you can help go to the National Canine Cancer Foundation.
Smile For A Cure is a pet portrait charity benefiting the National Canine Cancer Foundation.