Project 52 is back this week with a fun challenge! And by that, I mean a challenge. We were to produce an image that would showcase more than one animal. As you can imagine, this can be a little daunting – trying to get multiple pets within one frame, all looking cute, takes time and imagination and sometimes, a little bit of serendipity. Well, just to make things a little more challenging, I decided to photograph 3 dogs that were currently awaiting forever homes at Toronto Animal Services. Imagine…three dogs, running free within in a shelter environment, with absolutely no one to assist me. Was that crazy? Probably, yes. But, I think you will agree that the final Posh Pets image is a keeper!
I would like to take a moment to tell you a a little more about this cute boy trio. Toby, on the left, has a wee bit of an issue – his tongue is always hanging out like that due to the fact that he has no teeth on that side and a probable neurological issue. It gives him a perpetual goofy expression. Maxie, the Shih Tzu in the middle, was surrendered by his previous owner with a badly ulcerated eye that, unfortunately, needed to be removed. He is doing remarkably well adjusting to having just one eye. Hubert, the cutie on the right, is a lovely boy, but will need a bit of a strong lead to have him trained properly. However, they all got along with each other famously. Which just goes to show…if you look past the imperfections, you can find friends anywhere!
Now, adoption photos tend to be one animal per image so that prospective human parents can see who they are asking about. So, here are their final images. Enjoy!
Next in the blog circle is Boston Dog Photographer, Kaylee Greer. Please see what groups of animals she and the rest of the Beautiful Beasties gang photographed this week! And don’t forget to have a nice, long weekend (if you live in Canada)!
Wow three shelter dogs together without an assistant. You rocked it out, Karen! Beautiful job and I hope they find a forever home soon!
You’re right, that photo is most definitely a keeper! I hope that Toby, Maxie and Hubert find their forever homes soon.
Such cute little guys! Hope they find homes as special as they are.
great images, poignant and powerful. dogs are so much better than people.
Oh my gosh! That top photo and their respective stories absolutely melted my heart. I LOVE them all so much. I volunteer quite a bit at a local shelter as well and honestly – it’s all I can do not to take every single disabled animal home. They’re my favorites – they’ve been through so much and yet, they don’t feel sorry for themselves. They are so strong and brave – and have nothing but love to give. Their photos are gorgeous. Keep us updated with how their adoptions go!!!
Karen you have done a fantastic job, their images and stories are heart wrenching! They make such a cool little gang, I too hope hey find extra special homes.
What a crew! You are amazing!