When this tiny little girl was adopted...her name was Rambo. It suits her ....uhhhh NOT!
She is a very loving, & sweet 16 y/o teacup poodle.
She is a tiny little ball of love.
Unfortunately Bo is blind.
Her eyes have grown cloudy over the years, as you can see in this straight out of the camera (SOOC) shot (un-retouched / unprocessed)
I wanted to give her 'mom' a glimpse of the younger Bo. So I did some very simple edits (burning) and removed the cloudiness from her eyes. It is amazing what you can do with a digital image & turn back time. A few times as I used the 'burning' tool...and watched the grey fade away, her original eye color began to emerge.
This is her companion Casper. Casper is much younger than Bo.
She was busy, busy, busy!
And ohhhh so tiny!
Casper's 'mom' & the vet have been battling a severe skin condition in Casper. They have tried switching foods, multiple times. The vet prescribed creams, medications and insisted they feed her a 'science diet' specific for skin allergies.
Whenever 'mom' would bring up the possibility of a food allergy...the vet said it was not possible, since they were feeding her the special 'science diet' he prescribed. The vet kept charging her money to treat the skin issues and at the same time charged her outrageous amounts of money for the special food.
Below is another SOOC shot of Casper's red inflamed skin.
Casper's skin is bright red under her short fur. She has been miserable and her 'mom's heart has been breaking from worry.
I was able to disguise most of that redness with some texture overlay's, tints and desaturating color.
Before this photo shoot her mom had started doing research on her own and made a few discoveries about commercially prepared dog food. She finally threw in the towel and switched both the girls to a completely raw diet two weeks ago. She wanted total control over what Casper was eating.
No preservatives, additives, grains...
When I talked to her Mom today...guess what?
The rash is almost GONE!
Her energy level has increased & the scratching has stopped!
It is going to be a bit of a challenge for her mom, since Casper is diabetic too. But she is fully committed to the raw diet now, especially after the changes she has seen in only a couple of weeks.
Hopefully this bright red, inflamed, painful, burning, weeping, scratchy rash is gone for good....
Instead she will look like this...without the editing.
She is just toooooo damn cute for anything else.