The day I brought Raven home from the hospital, swaddled with a fresh, baby smell, Jack, our adorable dog, was instantly in love. Just as he had never once left my side during pregnancy, he continued to be wherever she was. During nursing sessions, Jack would hop up onto the couch or the bed and curl up near her tiny feet. As she grew and had floor time as an infant, Jack would roll over onto his back beside her, with his tummy in the air like a true friend that he is.

To put it simply, wherever Raven was, Jack was there too. As a photographer, I take beautiful pictures of my daughter often, and for posed shots, Jack would repeatedly pop into the scene. What started as frustration ended up being endearing, and we decided to embrace these photo ideas fully. Thus began a new photo series called "The Story of Raven and Jack."

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Jack And Raven: Superheroes

Jack And Raven: Superheroes

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sharron lynn parsons
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3 years ago

This is without a doubt, one of the best posts,if not the best, not just the photos, but the write up as well, an incredible story, a very fortunate family, all inclusive, all have been blessed with much happiness !!!

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Jack is the best kind of companion. He rides in wagons and tricycle baskets and runs beside her down the sidewalk, on forest trails, and along the beach. Adorning bonnets and sweaters, he patiently sits at tea parties, anxiously awaiting snacks and teacups of water. His favorite time to be near her though is right below her feet during mealtime. At night, like a real friend he hops up onto the foot of her bed and sleeps beside her.

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Jack And Raven: Tea Party With Jojo

Jack And Raven: Tea Party With Jojo

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Zelda Blue
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3 years ago

OMG that is adorable.

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Jack And Raven: Dinner For Two

Jack And Raven: Dinner For Two

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Kai
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3 years ago

No way my dog could stay quiet qith food in his mounth XD He wold attack the dish.

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Our family always says that Jack chose us. When we visited the animal shelter to have some quality time with the dogs, Jack faked a broken leg so that we would pick him up and carry him like a baby for his walk. At that moment, I knew there was something special about Jack. When we put him back onto the concrete floor and closed the gate, the sadness in his eyes made me feel like I couldn't leave him there, that he belonged with us. As I was up at the front desk with two of my boys to inquire about Jack, two workers from the shelter came running in.

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Jack And Raven: Robots

Jack And Raven: Robots

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Diana Crawford
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3 years ago

Yep, these are friends for life you know.

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Jack And Raven: The Twist

Jack And Raven: The Twist

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Linda Cherry
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3 years ago

This is the brightest and sweetest testament to love! You Rock!

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Jack had apparently pounded on the gate with his tiny body and managed to escape in a desperate attempt to find us. We ran to the row of cages to see Jack dodging workers like a miniature football player, headed for the touchdown. After that, how could we not bring him home?

Jack has been an unexpected gift for our family. He is loyal and gentle and fiercely protective. He is my baby, my daughter's best friend, and an important part of our family. And... as he insists, he will continue to be a part of our photo stories as well.

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Jack And Raven: Getting Ready

Jack And Raven: Getting Ready

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sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
3 years ago

Jack has a very cute little face, both are adorable !!!

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Jack And Raven: Pirates

Jack And Raven: Pirates

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Theresa Tzitzira
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3 years ago

This lady has a real talent for photography and the subjects are soooo cooperative! :)

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Now that I think about it, the boulders and chains of societal expectations of how we must behave or feel were released and comfort was found in the simple magic that our home provided for us. Priorities in life shifted and we became increasingly grateful for the things we had instead of carrying the pressure of wanting more, doing more.

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Jack And Raven: The Ukelele

Jack And Raven: The Ukelele

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chi-wei shen
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3 years ago

Ukulele in English

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Jack And Raven: Two Straws

Jack And Raven: Two Straws

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Jordan Rogers
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3 years ago

Call Coca cola and get a marketing deal for this one.

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Although seasons and weather changed and fluctuated outside of our home, it was the quiet solitude among the familiar walls that offered the most comfort and made us feel more whole. I was forced to ask myself in a time of crisis, how I wanted us to live, how I wanted us to change. As we would return from our escapes back into the hustle and bustle of tall buildings and poured concrete, to blaring horns and the clicking of heels that carried expensive handbags, we watched the stark contrast of people and how they interacted with the world outside of our home.

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Jack And Raven: Ballet With Jojo

Jack And Raven: Ballet With Jojo

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sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
3 years ago

You have a good step, Jojo !!!

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Jack And Raven: Baby

Jack And Raven: Baby

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sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
3 years ago

Just too much sweetness here !!!

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We watched the superficial competitions and efforts to build things taller and bigger, to leave one’s mark on the world, and to find fulfillment. Yet I was finally able to identify the ironic emptiness that may leave one. I learned that to leave a mark, it is in the connections we create with others. We still need each other, but we must find a balance and we must recognize all the gifts and opportunities that the world has already presented us with.

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Jack And Raven: Sit

Jack And Raven: Sit

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sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
3 years ago

Jack listens carefully, to his mistress !!!

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Jack And Raven: Popsicle

Jack And Raven: Popsicle

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sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
3 years ago

Jack has his tongue, at the ready, lick please !!!

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#14

Jack And Raven: The Drum

Jack And Raven: The Drum

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Unhuman_Weirdo
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3 years ago

OMG the outfits in these are all soo cuteeeee!! 🥰🥰😍😍

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Jack And Raven: Pony Play

Jack And Raven: Pony Play

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Jordan Rogers
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3 years ago

I'm gonna take my horse to the old town road....

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#16

Raven And Jack: The Cardboard House

Raven And Jack: The Cardboard House

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Suzanne Clark
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9 months ago

That's adorable, he looks so pleased.

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Raven And Jack: Blocks

Raven And Jack: Blocks

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Bluebell Rizzi
Community Member
3 years ago

my dog would have sent those blocks flying with his tail, they probably would have hit my head and I would have come to three hours later because of him licking my face :D

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#18

Raven And Jack: Jacks

Raven And Jack: Jacks

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Marcia Seever
Community Member
3 years ago

Thoroughly enjoyed these photos! Sweetest of the sweet!

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