Inspired by Layla
Layla appears in each of my four It's Important to Paws books. A golden retriever, we adopted her when she was one year old. She is now 10+ and a Lymphoma survivor.
A bit of a celebrity, Layla is often recognized along even the most obscure trails. Passersby will stop and say "Hi Layla" when we least expect. She returns the hello with a wagging tail and happy gurgle noise that's muffled because of the tennis ball in her mouth.
She assists with nearly all of my sessions and brings comical therapy to the dogs, children and families I photograph. She also makes cameo appearances in the photos I capture. Layla is my rock and comfort every day of every year.
Shown below is a small collection featuring Layla and a few of her many adventures.