Man’s best friend –dog also become aging with the passage of time. The beauty of those aging dogs needs to be discovered. Pete Thorne, a 35-year-old photographer from Toronto has captured the unique charming of his older company through spotlight. His collections of portraits show different stories of the elderly dogs from a variety of witty perspective. He wants to tell the public that the old doggies need caring and love more than the young puppies.
“Mance is a 13-year-old English bulldog, a breed close to my heart. He has bone cancer that adds a lot of character to his face. He’s in a pretty fragile state so I made my first trip out of the home studio to photograph him, in all his asymmetrical charm.”
“Meet Stella the 12-year-old, one-eyed wonder Chihuahua! The little head tilt gives this tough girl a bit of deserved attitude.”
“She was named after Hazel McCallion, the mayor of Mississauga. This tough old gal had both her eyes removed due to pain and no tear production, and has five microchips from being re-chipped every time she was sold to a new puppy mill. Luckily she was rescued and adopted by Blanche Axton.”
“Lucky, the 14-year-old schnauzer … Four years ago he was attacked by two American bulldogs. The vet said he probably wouldn’t survive the night due to blood loss. He greeted them with a wagging stub-of-a-tail the next morning! They said he’d have a punctured/collapsed lung. Nope! They said he’d lose an eye. Still uses both. They said he’d lose a leg. He doesn’t even limp on a rainy day! He is mostly deaf now, his vision is only so-so, he needs help to jump on the bed, and he lost most of his teeth but he’s … still the master of cuddles.”
“Finnegan is a Brussels griffon smooth coat or a petit brabançon. He has a red coat. He is 12.5 years old. He weighs 6 lbs and is small for his breed. When he lived in Montreal, he went by his French name: Finni le Poo. He has a heart murmur and has had multiple teeth pulled, otherwise he is in great health for his age.”
“Fink, the 14-year-old Chinese crested … As his owner, Laura, says he’s ‘bumpy, lumpy, grey and hanging in there.'”