Meet Cracker Jack...
A dog whose life has been filled with purpose since the day he was born.
In his puppy days CJ's first job was a lab test dog for a pharmaceutical company. A few years later he was adopted by a very patient owner who spent 2 years trying to rehabilitate & help him adjust to life outside of the lab. Unfortunately this owner got very sick and passed away from cancer.
That's when Jenny, a fellow photographer, adopted him & they've been together until his last day.
When I first met Cracker Jack, I thought he was so sweet & docile. He looked & moved just like a baby lamb who was learning how to walk.
On Halloween, I remember Jenny jokingly asked if I would take some photos of him with her before he gets to old & pass away. Of course I agreed, but I had no idea that he would literally pass just minutes after our session.
Since then, I've had a few days to digest all that has happened and it brings me back to "A Life with Purpose."
Cracker Jack, you have certainly lived a very full life filled with purpose until the very end.
I think you knew that your days were numbered & yet you stuck around to get in this last mini photo session with me, because it's what Jenny wanted. I questioned why you wanted me to witness your passing & this is what I came up with. You didn't want Jenny to be alone when you passed. May you rest in peace in doggy heaven, and know that your purpose has been fulfilled.