Two Dogs, One Cat (Taking Pet Pictures)

The animals in our family include two 8 year old birds, a 15 year old cat, a 14 year old dog, and a large wiggly 1-1/2 year old puppy. They are all rescue animals or adopted strays. The birds are cockatiels; the others are mutts. From time to time, I take photos of everybody. I recently attempted the near-impossible task of getting both dogs and the cat in one picture. A fast camera and much patience is required. I have a Canon S90 PowerShot, which is not fast enough. A dog’s tail can wag faster than almost any camera. Also, our dogs and cat like each other fine but each is watchfully jealous that someone else might get more attention than they.

I tried first to get the dogs to pose outside of the screen door of John’s office but finally had to enlist John to get everyone in one place. I ended up with several great portraits of each animal but never all three looking good in the same shot.  At least everyone had fun.

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Images Copyright 2010 by Katy Dickinson

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