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.