Goodbye Mate


Goodbye mate.  I miss you already.  You were the best friend I ever had and you never left my side.   I love you so much and I wish you didn’t have to go, but when I saw you tonight I knew it was time.

Please forgive me.

RIP Zack.

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  1. True North Mark August 31, 2010 at 8:29 pm #

    Did you lose your dog mate?

  2. True North Mark August 31, 2010 at 8:52 pm #

    Very sad dude!

    We lost 2 of our dogs a few years back…a pure bread Border Collie and a huge German Shepard…way sad and I know what you are going through mate.

    I recommend getting out and taking some great photos as therapy mate…it is good to get out and do things you like best to take your mind off things!

    • jamiepatersonphotography August 31, 2010 at 8:57 pm #

      Yeah mate. I’m pretty distraught but I’m going through our photos of him now and smiling. He was a pure bred Border Collie as well. I’m glad he went now while I was here and not in Tassie. I’ve got 10 days of nothing but shooting coming up so that will be good therapy. Reminds you that life is so precious.


  3. Graham August 31, 2010 at 9:23 pm #

    Mate, words mean little at a time like this but I know where you are at. I spend a very large percentage of my time out bush…my only company is my dog. They are so, so much more than just a pet.

    Good onya Zack

  4. wayte27 August 31, 2010 at 10:10 pm #

    Hey Jamie,
    Hard times when ya best mate has to leave us. Lovely image, full of personality, Pink bed, tom Putt will love it !
    I posted an image tonight with reference to your great images from Nrth Cott. Check it out, it may just remind you what is out there and that we all move on and like life, the ocean never stands still. Adrian

    • jamiepatersonphotography September 1, 2010 at 7:23 am #

      Hi Adrian,

      Thank you very much. You are right life never stands still, we had a good time together and that is all that counts.


  5. Stephen Williams August 31, 2010 at 11:07 pm #

    sad stuff mate, at least you have some pics.
    good to hear you’re taking the possitives as much as possible, and what better way to get down with your thoughts and memories then 10 days shooting. he’ll be out there beside you every time now no matter where you are! 🙂

    • jamiepatersonphotography September 1, 2010 at 7:25 am #

      Hi Stephen,

      Wow. Thank you so much. Your message almost brought tears to my eyes, but it certainly brought a smile to my face and deeply touched me. What a wonderful thought that he will be beside me when I shoot, I’m going to feel him by my side up in the mountains in Tassie.


  6. Flemming Bo Jensen September 1, 2010 at 1:35 am #

    I feel your pain mate, I looooove dogs. So sorry for the loss, a dog, a best mate, hard to get over.

    • jamiepatersonphotography September 1, 2010 at 7:30 am #

      Hey Flemming,

      It is hard to get over but Stephen’s comment has really picked me up. I’m going to think that Zack is right there with me when I hit Tassie.


  7. MatthewSaul September 1, 2010 at 12:09 pm #

    Sorry to hear that mate. Hope you have a blast in tassie!

  8. muzz September 1, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    I’m sorry to hear about your mate Jamie. It sounds like he did his job perfectly – made himself an integral part of your life. He would have seen that you were HIS best mate and you never left HIS side and so it sounds like you did your job perfectly as well, looking out for him and making the right (though difficult) decisions, just as he would look out for you.

    Enjoy and cherish the memories as they come over the rest of your life.

    • jamiepatersonphotography September 1, 2010 at 7:14 pm #

      Hi Muzz,

      Thanks mate. I must admit I’m in much better frame of mind tonight. I’ve been looking through his photos and just laughing at how much of a boofhead he was.


  9. Andrew Brown September 1, 2010 at 2:43 pm #

    Sad news mate, sorry to hear that but you have posted a lovely and touching tribute.

  10. chloe September 1, 2010 at 7:02 pm #

    ohh jamie :”( your bestfriend!
    i feel your pain, i’m dreading the day when i have to say my goodbyes to my Bruza 🙁 he’s my everything!

    my thoughts are with you xx

  11. Kheng September 2, 2010 at 11:04 am #

    My sincere condolences to you mate… I really know how you feel and I am dreading the day when I have to put mine down too which is not long (he is nearly blind and deaf).

    People have said that the best therapy is to get a new puppy.

    Good luck mate.

  12. Tony Middleton September 10, 2010 at 5:13 am #

    Very sad to read of your loss Jamie. He looks a great guy, they are so loyal and forgiving and it hurts seeing them go.

    All the best and RIP Zack you legend.


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