Best Dog: Oliver the Pointer mix
Wolf Trap Animal Rescue alum Oliver is a handsome Greyhound/Labrador Retriever/ Pointer mix. Although he lost a leg to canine cancer, he has a lot to smile about! Thanks to KetaNuva Photography for these beautiful images!
From Aubrey: “Barrett really wanted a dog, but we were saving/planning for a wedding at the time, and I didn’t think it would be wise to add that to the mix. Barrett brought up the possibility of taking care of a foster dog, and that’s how 3-month old Oliver came into our lives. Within an hour of meeting Oliver, I knew he could not go back, so Barrett and I became ‘foster fails’ in September 2015. Raising a puppy was hard work and exhausting, but so rewarding!
We were excited to celebrate his first birthday on June 6, 2016, which also marked two months until our wedding. Unfortunately, about a week after his first birthday, Oliver developed a quarter sized lump on his back left leg. His vet suspected a swollen lymph node but brought up the possibility that, while highly unlikely for a dog his age, it could be cancerous. We decided to get the lump tested, and Oliver was diagnosed with mast cell cancer. Due to the location and size of the lump, surgeons and an oncologist decided it was best for Oliver to undergo amputation. It was probably the hardest month of our lives seeing Oliver in pain, not being able to sleep, and adjusting to his new life.
Needless to say, going through that solidified Oliver’s centrality in our own lives. While we hadn’t originally planned on him coming to the wedding (he is rambunctious!), his amputation changed all of that: we simply couldn’t imagine having the wedding without him there.
Oliver is currently in remission doing remarkably well!”
You can see more of this gorgeous wedding on the KetaNuva Photography blog.
I am sure you share the hope that Oliver has a long and healthy life with Aubrey and Barrett! If you are ready to add a new family member, please consider adoption first.
About KetaNuva Photography: Serving New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, KetaNuva Photography specializes in wedding and portrait photography.