There's a photographer who lives a few streets over from me, A l Evans, who takes the loveliest photographs.
My favorites, though, are the ones he takes while on his walks around our hood.
I was so thrilled recently when he sent me some that he had taken of Angus and Artemis out in my front yard.
It's kinda like seeing pictures of your kids doing something while they were away from you.
You know, like camp pictures or something, when you get to look at them through someone else's eyes.
Here's the regal and divine Angus ...
I'm telling you, this shot just sums him right up so well.
A good photographer can do that. Capture that something.
He's guarded, but open-minded. (The dog, not the photographer.)
Those months in the shelter made him so, I'm sure of it.
Best rescue dog ever.
(Who rescued who, right?)
My resident gypsy, Artemis.
SO not devoted to me, or anyone for long.
She loves to move about and get attention wherever she may.
She came as a stray and I can see how. That's her style.
I'm forever getting frantic calls (from her tags that she rips off weekly) that she's, "STUCK IN A TREE!"
(Not ever stuck, this one.)
Or, "SHE'S OVER BY THE SCHOOL!"
(Only her favorite spot to be petted and cooed over)
Can't you just see the curiosity in her face?
You can see more of Al's wonderful work HERE ON HIS WEBSITE.
We also have Cricket, the home cat and dear, dear Luna, the lab mix (who is getting so old), but I've got no fancy Al photos of them.
Maybe I'll scrounge some of mine up.
Anyway, just a furry baby day for you.
La, la, la.
Kiss yours and keep them spayed and neutered, y'all!