Aren't your pets part of your family?
Iris is certainly a large part of the Ivory family and she is now entering the senior citizen phase so they wanted to get a few shots of her while she is still capable of getting up and moving around.
What a sweet darling huggable pup she is!
Pet photography is a real thing! Some folks choose a furry four legged child over the two legged diaper wearin' type and they are just as important, revelevent and meaningful to a family's life.