Merrick the Boxer by Erin King Photographer
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When a whole community loves a dog, you know that dog is something special. So when I laid eyes on this gorgeous session from Erin King Photographer, I knew I had to share Merrick the Boxer’s story with you…
One of my regular weekend café hangouts with my pooch is Jellystone Café in Brunswick. Jellystone is an awesome dog friendly café owned and run by New Zealanders but while still retaining that iconic alternate Brunswick atmosphere. Merrick the Boxer is a dog who will always be loyal to complimentary bacon and hence is also a regular to this café.
Unfortunately 2 years ago Merrick was diagnosed with cancer and had a tumour removed from his mouth, but recently it has grown back meaning that he may not have much longer to live as it is now inoperable. He has had a great long life and has already lived past a normal Boxer’s life expectancy, so now every extra day with Merrick is cherished.
Glenn the owner of Jellystone, along with the staff have taken a huge liking to Merrick (he even made him a Facebook page), so much so, that he decided the cafe and staff would all pitch in for a photo session with the intention to also display a large image of Merrick inside on the cafe wall.
I am honored that I could do this shoot to create some lasting memories of Merrick as the happy, soft natured and loving dog he is, and to soon see my image of Merrick gracing the walls of Jellystone.
About Erin King Photographer
Erin is a Professional Photographer of People and Pets in both Melbourne, Victoria and Wellington, NZ locations. An avid animal lover, Erin is passionate about providing beautiful Pet Photography, capturing relationships and telling their stories. She likes to keep things fun, relaxed and natural using mainly natural light where possible. Erin King is qualified as an accredited member of both the Australian and New Zealand Institutes of Professional Photography certified within Wedding Photography.