Shared by, Holly Montgomery
My dog Brindel was my very first dog as an adult out on my own. She was a beautiful Boxer dog that had just a little “too much white” on her to be a show dog, so she became my furbaby instead.
When Brindel came into my home, she was experiencing stomach upset and some behavioral issues. When conventional medicine did nothing to help Brindel, these “problems” led my husband and I to do a lot of research into a more natural diet for dogs and into holistic practices such as acupuncture and Chinese herbs.
We were in luck when a change to a raw food diet, and the addition of acupuncture and homeopathics into Brindel’s regime pretty much fixed all the issues we were having with her! And not only that, but it happened almost overnight! My world opened up with new possibilities as we explored holistic medicine, natural diets, dog training, and so much more.
Armed with my new found knowledge about pet food, I quit my job at a help desk in an I.T. department at an oil and gas company, and opened a health food store for pets with my mother, and we went on to help countless other dogs in Brindel’s situation with an amazing rate of success.
At the time when Brindel left us to cross the Rainbow Bridge, I had started a second entrepreneurial endeavor as a pet photographer, and named my business after my muse – BrindleBerry Pet Photography.
I know it to be a fact, that Brindel comes, in spirit, to each and every photo session and she helps the dogs I work with to become relaxed and comfortable with me. She really is the essence of my business and is at the heart of each and every photo I create for pet parents.
I miss Brindel every day – but I am also eternally grateful to her for the influence she has had on my life and my path. I now know that when something seems negative or bad, that it could just be that very thing that could change my life for the better.