A few weeks ago, we took a family trip to the dog park. We don't go often since our dogs are old and get really tired even after a short visit. When the dogs were young and they were our only "babies", we went to this park 3-4 times a week and I'd often take my point and shoot camera. I have some great photos of Peanut and Spike fully reveling in the wonders of this amazing place.
This was also the first visit since our baby learned to walk, so we didn't have to lug the giant stroller!
I grabbed my DSLR "big camera" on our way out. It was overcast but bright so I figured I could get some good shots of all 6 of us enjoying the park.
And I am so glad I did. It was our beagle Spike's last visit. His kidneys were failing and we knew he didn't have long, but I didn't know that it would be less than a week.
My heart still hurts, but I am comforted by these photos of him at a place we all loved to go together.
My advice to you:
Don't put off that impromptu photo shoot. You definitely won't regret it and it may end up being a gift to you and your family.