Zhenia Bulawka’s dog, Mr. Dukes, recently lost his life to mast cell cancer. The two had been buddies for nearly 10 years. As Zhenia realized her friend’s time was coming to an end she decided to do something special for him. Zhenia shared the story of Mr. Dukes’ first and last trip to the beach in a touching blog post on The Dodo. In her post she writes “My boyfriend Christian, and I took our three pups on an overnight stay at the beach. We dedicated the trip to our 11 year old American Staffordshire Terrier, Dyuki (Mr. Dukes). He was in his final stages of Grade III mast cell cancer at the time.”
Dukes was my best friend. He was also my muse, as his passion for life served as a constant source of inspiration to me. I could never tire of photographing him. Since his passing, I’ve been told numerous times “how lucky Dukes was to have me.” But in fact, it was me who was so lucky to have him. He was the smartest, funniest, most loyal, incredibly strong, yet equally sensitive dog—all wrapped into one perfect pittie package. He changed my life and I will miss him forever.
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