Sweet Bear is just that a sweet, floofy bear.
His fur is soft and shiny.
His eyes are bright, though you can see he's spent some years on this earth.
He's kind and gentle. He offers his paw, though no one asks that of him.
Sweet Bear has lymphoma and is now nearing the end of his time in this world.
His days now are about managing the fun stuff he wants to do with what he can actually do, all without tuckering him out too much.
Sharing treats without giving him an upset tummy.
A bucket list not written in stone.
April doesn't let him out of her sight.
We kept his session short and took time to chat afterwards while Bear snuggled up to me on the plush rug and got the loves he asked for.
I'd met him briefly through a car window last year and then today.
But that's the beauty of Bear.
When he makes friends, you feel it.
And I did.
Thank you to Bear's family for helping him along this part of his journey with love, respect and grace.
And for allowing me to share a little piece of him here.
The last image is the front cover of the custom monograph I provided so that Bear's family can visit his session photos in a book format.
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