When my puppy, Diode, was about 6 months old, he contracted Parvo. While he was sick I wrote in a notebook about his illness and our role in helping him get better. The photograph was taken by me shortly before we took him to the animal hospital. As he was getting better, I decided to do a layout about his battle, hence the name, “Battling Parvo.” I chose the crème color to set the somber, lethargic mood of my puppy. The pink coloring inside the flowers was added later to signify his impending recovery.