Thursday, February 21, 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Kiss

The majority of my photo challenge entries include pictures of pets. Usually I think of a specific photo or two right away upon seeing the new challenge each week. When I go to find the image, I often scroll through my others thinking "Maybe I should try to find a non-pet photo this week". But often I go back to my first instinct because it's usually the right choice. As I look back through  my previous challenge entries, it's clear that pets are a major part of my life and I like that I am able to show that. I thought of this photo immediately upon seeing this week's challenge. It's me receiving a smooch from one of my mother's dogs, who is no longer with us. She was a loving, energetic dog. She brought my mom a lot of joy in the short time she was in our family. I'm glad I have this memory of her captured and am able to share it. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

I'm a home body. I always have been. I need down time to recharge. One of my favorite things about my home (no matter where that is) is my pets. I'm always happy to come home to them whether I've been away for days or just an hour. They are what makes my home a great sanctuary and they provide me with love and companionship in a way that people simply can't. This picture was taken on an afternoon I had come home early from work because I wasn't feeling well. My dogs always seem to know when I need extra TLC!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique

     I have a tattoo of a goldfish on my left arm. People ask "Why a goldfish?" and my answer is always the same "Because I really like goldfish". I've had a tank of goldfish in every place I've lived for the past 12 years. It's always the same breed, called Orandas. There's not much to say other than having fish has always brought me a lot of comfort and joy.
     This is a goldfish I currently own, named Brian. I've had him for two years now and he's unique because he's completely white and he's huge. Also, Orandas are typically different looking because of the"brain" appearance of their heads.  People often come over and say "What the heck kind of fish is that?". The answer: a very special one.