In 1998 a five and a half week old Border Collie entered my life and it was never the same again. The shy nervous pup, no bigger than my foot, soon discovered his confidence and developed into an elegant dog who became the joy of my life. We have walked the beautiful landscape of Llanfairfechan and Aber in North Wales with camera in hand to chronicle our journey together. I never expected when I first posted my photographs on Flickr that Indy would become well loved around the world. This book is a celebration of the bond between Man and Dog. Since the publication of this book Indy has gone to Rainbow Bridge. Indy passed away gently at 11 am Monday morning, the 19th of December 2011. He felt no pain and fear and I was with him at the end gazing gently into his beautiful eyes and telling him I loved him as the vet helped him on his way. Now comes the hardest part, living without my beautiful boy.
Indy: 19th March 1998 to 19th December 2011
Michael Haslam is an artist/photographer living in Llanfairfechan, North Wales with his 13 year old Border Collie Indy. He has a passionate interest in Dog Advocacy, campaigning against unjust and discriminatory dog laws and cruelty. He hopes his photography will present a positive view of our remarkable relationship with dogs.
Border Collie Heaven Published August 03, 2011