Saturday, June 18, 2011

Furry Family Members

As most pet owners will agree the family pet is more than an animal. They are a true friend, a companion and a loved member of the family. I often think back to the furry family members that brought me joy and love during my childhood and wish there were photos capturing some of those special memories. It is with this in mind that I try to make sure I capture my children and grandchildren interacting with their pets.

When our granddaughter Ephy was born Paulie our calico cat was just a kitten. Paulie watched over her as she grew and entered her toddling years. They were fast friends and soon became inseparable. Ephy and her parents moved to another state when she was just two and a few years later they came to visit and she looked for her cat but Paulie had passed away just shortly before their visit. I was glad I had taken a good amount of photos of her and Paulie. I made this memorial of Paulie for Ephy.


Keetha Broyles said...

Pets are "better" than people for my hubby - but to me they are nice but certainly "sub" human.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Awwww -- so many sweet photos, Nita. :)

Unknown Mami said...

So sweet! Pets are totally family.