Last week I found out I finished third in Australia’s top 10 Emerging Photographer photojournalism/documentary category by Capture Magazine, which I’m pretty chuffed about. These series of photos came about after witnessing the special bond George and Theo share. George has been more than just a dog to us, he’s the one we all go to for comfort, when my sister suddenly passed away through to miscarriages and postnatal depression George never left me. He stayed curled up by my side on the couch licking tears off my face. George was our first baby and when kids came along he naturally loved them as much as we did. When George became gravely ill with pancreatitis we were advised that he wouldn’t make it and should be euthanised. We drove to the vet ready to say our final goodbyes but when I looked him in the eye I knew it wasn’t George’s time to go. We spent our life savings on treatment and miraculously George overcame his illness. Our youngest, now suffers from lung disease and has been regularly in and out of hospital since he was three weeks old. When he gets home George is always waiting to cheer him up. I find their relationship amusing and I’m not sure if Theo thinks he’s a dog or if George thinks he’s a boy.