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Merrick the Boxer by Erin King Photographer

When a whole community loves a dog, you know that dog is something special. So when I laid eyes on this gorgeous session from Erin King Photographer, I knew I had to share Merrick the Boxer’s story with you…

Merrick the Boxer by Erin King Photographer | Pretty Fluffy

Merrick the Boxer by Erin King Photographer | Pretty Fluffy

Merrick the Boxer by Erin King Photographer | Pretty Fluffy

From Erin:
One of my regular weekend café hangouts with my pooch is Jellystone Café in Brunswick. Jellystone is an awesome dog friendly café owned and run by New Zealanders but while still retaining that iconic alternate Brunswick atmosphere. Merrick the Boxer is a dog who will always be loyal to complimentary bacon and hence is also a regular to this café.

Merrick the Boxer by Erin King Photographer | Pretty Fluffy

Merrick the Boxer by Erin King Photographer | Pretty Fluffy

Merrick the Boxer by Erin King Photographer | Pretty Fluffy

Unfortunately 2 years ago Merrick was diagnosed with cancer and had a tumour removed from his mouth, but recently it has grown back meaning that he may not have much longer to live as it is now inoperable. He has had a great long life and has already lived past a normal Boxer’s life expectancy, so now every extra day with Merrick is cherished.

Merrick the Boxer by Erin King Photographer | Pretty Fluffy

Merrick the Boxer by Erin King Photographer | Pretty Fluffy

Merrick the Boxer by Erin King Photographer | Pretty Fluffy

Glenn the owner of Jellystone, along with the staff have taken a huge liking to Merrick (he even made him a Facebook page), so much so, that he decided the cafe and staff would all pitch in for a photo session with the intention to also display a large image of Merrick inside on the cafe wall.

I am honored that I could do this shoot to create some lasting memories of Merrick as the happy, soft natured and loving dog he is, and to soon see my image of Merrick gracing the walls of Jellystone.

Merrick the Boxer by Erin King Photographer | Pretty Fluffy

Merrick the Boxer by Erin King Photographer | Pretty Fluffy

About Erin King Photographer
Erin is a Professional Photographer of People and Pets in both Melbourne, Victoria and Wellington, NZ locations. An avid animal lover, Erin is passionate about providing beautiful Pet Photography, capturing relationships and telling their stories. She likes to keep things fun, relaxed and natural using mainly natural light where possible. Erin King is qualified as an accredited member of both the Australian and New Zealand Institutes of Professional Photography certified within Wedding Photography.

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5 responses to “Merrick the Boxer by Erin King Photographer”

  1. Liliana says:

    What a beautiful story. Merrick is beautiful, and i am sorry to hear his cancer has come back. My girl Sasha has been fighting bone cancer – we also do not know how much longer we have with her, but each extra day with her is a miracle. Good luck to you and I hope Merrick beats the odds!

  2. Kayla says:

    Such a sweet story! Loving these pictures! : )

    Kayla
    http://www.lovelucygirl.com

  3. Kody says:

    What a sweet pup. Both he and his family are in my thoughts! He seems to be such a happy boy !

  4. Kathleen says:

    Erin I love your photos of Merrick, they capture so much about his character. He sounds like such a beautiful boy, I am sorry that he has cancer, it so hard to lose them. I just lost my boy at 18 years old, he defied the odds surviving with a severe heart problem for many more years than expected. I was so blessed to have had him so long.
    Your photographs will bring so many happy memories to Merrick’s owners and to all those who love him, that is a wonderful thing to be able give to someone. Thank you for sharing your photos and the lovely story about Merrick
    Best wishes
    Kathleen

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