Can you guess who this is? :)
It’s Bruno, circa 2002, about one month old. The minute I laid eyes on him it was love at first sight and I couldn’t bear to be apart from him. I used to carry him in my purse and take him everywhere with me. My very first memory with Bruno was taking him to Petco to get all the necessities. I put him down in the cart and he began whimpering and crying. I immediately picked him up and he stopped crying and buried his head in the crook of my arm. I carried him in my arm during the rest of the shopping trip. It was our first bonding moment and the first time I knew I loved this little furball.
This photo represents one of my biggest regrets. It is the only photo I have of him as a puppy. I didn’t have a camera back then and this was taken with a disposable one. I would give anything to go back to this period in time and take a million and one photos of him as he grows from puppy to dog. Bruno will be 10 this November and I know my time with him grows shorter and shorter. And once he’s gone, all I will have are the photos. I try to take many photos of him now – I guess to make up for lost time. Also, so I can remember when I no longer have him. And remember what a perfect dog he was.
I now capture moments for others so they can remember – remember loved ones, remember joyous times, remember life… But I need to remember to do this for myself. Because time goes by fast and memories can be fleeting but a photograph lasts forever.
I wish dogs did, too.
Bruno, today. He always smiles for mommy. <3