Dying Pittie Loved To Swim, But Never Saw The Ocean. His Family Changed That.

Dyuki (Mr. Dukes) was diagnosed with Grade III mast cell cancer, and this summer, he was in it's final stages. So, his hoomans Zhenia and Christian decided to give him the best summer vacation ever. duke_story1 He had never seen the ocean, and since his favorite activity was swimming, they decided to make the trip so he could see the sea. duke_story2jpg Dukes and his pup sibs Ruby and Violet frolicked along the beach day and night... duke_story3 duke_story8 Successfully begged a bite of roast beef sandwich... duke_story4 Chilled at the pittie friendly hotel in Ocean City... duke_story5 duke_story7 Hooman watched... duke_story10 And just enjoyed life! duke_story11 As Zhenia wrote for The Dodo about Mr. Dukes:
"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.
If you would like to read Zhenia's moving tribute in its entirety, make sure to check it out here. For more of Zhenia's beautiful photos, go to her website.
All Images via Zhenia Bulawka
h/t to The Dodo

Hope Bobbitt

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