Today I had planned to buy Harry a new toy and bake him a doggie birthday cake to celebrate his 11th birthday.  Of course, that was not meant to be as he succumbed to his cancer 13 days ago.

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This photo was taken in Fall 2009.  We were walking near the Berkeley estuary and I got the idea to have Harry pose on the railroad tracks.  So while Lisa watched for trains Harry and I worked on this series of shots.  A couple of the images from this day are some of my favorites.  I the lines of the tracks and Harry looking off to the distance.  Yes, this pose may be a bit of a cliché, but it was still fun to do.

Harry was a very patient model….well most of the time at least.  He understood I wanted him to pose and he would just sit there and wait for me to do my thing.  Good thing too as I spent a lot of time in those early days practicing on Harry.  He had a bunch of words that he would respond to, perk up those big ears and give me a look.  Great dog model for a newbie pet photographer.

Miss you H!  Happy Birthday.