gentle intentions, gave their lives to curious minds this summer.
old and completely blind after he had both of his eyes removed when he developed cancer in both of them when he was aged 3. He calls Percy his
best friend, and Percy is gentle and patient with him, only getting
agitated if he is locked out of Tyler’s room and can’t sleep in his bed
companion for 17 years, often following me into my office in the morning
and taking her place until closing time, when she sat at the door,
waiting to be fed.
wolf sanctuary with about two dozen wolves mostly from captive breed
wolves that cannot be released back into the wild. I have been there a
few times to volunteer and help care for the wolves and I am always
amazed in how their wildness transcends their breeding and cages.
the summer of 2010 I found a puppy on the street in Watts. She was
emaciated and near death. It was a long road but she made it through –
the full story of her ordeal is here:
Monkey is my daughter’s dog and Windsor is my son’s dog. They are
sister and brother, little and big, one likes to cuddle and the other
plays ball. They get along only because and not by choice. Food is
often a bone of contention. I love my dogs because they teach me about
tolerance, patience and life. Dog hair is a fact of life, stubborn
behavior drives me crazy and they live and die. I thank all my pets in
recent years: Brandy, Moose, Pickle, Molly, Belle, Gunther and Tucky.
Happy Thanksgiving blessings!
Donna Rosser, Sadie on the Sofa, Fayetteville, GA
is a rescue from a local kill shelter. The shelter workers believed she was a
good dog — so she was kept there for about a month before we found her. We call
her the ‘monkey dog’ for the way she vocalizes to us and say that she has the
personality of a 5 year old. Sadie likes to hunt for rabbits in the backyard —
but she is also a couch potato. She is one of the best dogs I have ever had and
I don’t think I have ever taken a bad photo of her.
fearful of the storm and became the way I portrait how I experienced the
storm and days after. I started to call her STORMTRACKER REGGIE when I
started to to use pictures of Reggie to give online updates on the
storm until I lost power…
there, always watching over her, helps me sleep better at night.
wildlife in the Ballona wetlands as my playmates and photo subjects.
Homer and Sasha were camera shy, but the Ballona residents are
partner, bunny-hunter, bear-fighter and all around best little guy in
was 2 months old. At age 7 she was diagnosed with bone cancer and
underwent surgery to remove her left arm. She also endured chemotherapy
for 4 months after which she came back to her playful and energetic
self. In July 2012 her cancer spread to her lungs and skin. She lost the
fight on September 11th 2012. We miss her terribly and her absence
feels more like a pestering presence that wont let go. The only
consolation is that she is no longer in pain.
Michael was adopted from a shelter when he was just 6 weeks old. He’s
one of the funniest cats I’ve ever met, always needing to enroll
everyone in his games, especially “fetch” , “chase the kitties”, and “da
Jim Robertson, Lost But Found, Lexington, KY
Sharon Johnson-Tennant, Phoebe
Heather McKay Bowes, Catnap, Epsom, NH
Consuelo Mendez, Beluga my Cat, Caracas, Venezuela
Paul Matzner, Lucca in Lake, Milwaukee, WI
meat, and being affectionate with us. He is a comfort and a joy.
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