Current Photo Friday theme: Family
Rescued Pets Movement is coming up on 10,000 dogs and cats rescued from the streets and pulled from kill shelters to travel to adoptive homes in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. TEN THOUSAND. I’ve photographed almost every one of them, but this little family who I met when only a few more than a hundred had been transported has never left my mind or my heart.
If you saw Adora, a staffie mix, on the street, you might have crossed to the other side. She’d lived a tough life as a homeless survivor. Her patchy hair and a few scars made her look a little scary. But when I greeted her and her three newborns, I discovered that she was the sweetest girl and proudest mama ever. She seemed to understand the busy scene around her on transport day was good news for her family.
As it turned out, Adora had a serious illness, and I believe she stayed strong as long as she did to make sure her babies were safe. Once they were all living in a caring home in Colorado, she was able to let go peacefully, knowing her three little ones would never know the hardships she’d endured.
If I photograph ten thousand more dogs and cats for RPM, I will wish for each of them families like Adora’s, who’ll provide them long lives filled with love, and gentle goodbyes graced by dignity and compassion.
Current Photo Friday theme: Clean
One of my favorite photos of Tim and Margot from September 2009. Not sure which one got the bath.
Look who found a new home just in time for Halloween.
Would a pirate say, “Ch-aaarrr-lie Brown?” Happy International Talk Like A Pirate Day!
Current Photo Friday theme: Creature
A mutt is a dog. He is the stuff of dogginess, a creature allied to species, not breed,
and untrammeled by human hand or preference.
Jean Hanff Korelitz