i’ve spent the last three days at home. sick. it’s been hard for me to be still, but these two are doing an excellent job of showing me what you do when you are home alone all day.
I snapped a couple of other portraits at my Mom’s on Sunday and thought I would share the family members who have replaced all of us children at home. It seems there is not much I won’t take a picture of these days, but pets, my goodness, they are a challenge.
James. He was my brother’s cat, who moved in with my parents when my brother graduated from college this year. He is a very handsome cat and I love to follow him with the camera. He has taken over the household in the little time he has been there. When I walked through the door Sunday he was stretched out on a rug in front of the woodstove.
This is Elijah, though we all call him Eli. He is one gigantic German Shepherd. I have never cared for German Shepherds since I was bitten by one as a child, but Eli changed my mind about them. Since he was a puppy he could bowl you over. He just leans on you and you kind of fall over. He’s a big baby though, and very fond of my girls since we lived with him for a little while last year while this house was being built.
So, how come my own pets are never so well behaved when I have the camera? A few comments and photos from the environmental portraits project reminded me how integral our pets are as members of our families.
i have just spent the last hour shuffling pets. snowy to my bedroom, annabelle to bathroom, abby to outside, rabbit to downstairs to explore, cat to bedroom.
the cat is old and cantankerous.
the rabbit has just peed down the front of me as i extracted her from the dollhouse.
the dog has started to dig to china via the backyard.
mama is tired of animals.
the children i created from the womb, they can more easily cajole me.
today, the dog, the cat ,the rabbit, they are not feeling the love.