Today I am grateful for:
Animal Advocates. Yesterday I had the honor to photograph people and their pets with an animal, no kill rescue group Scout's Honor http://www.scoutshonor.org/?id=1 which was started by a friend of mine a few years ago. I volunteered my free service of photographing people and their dogs or their dogs by themselves. I even got the opportunity to photograph some toddlers too. ( I might as well work my market, no!?) Scout's Honor has placed something like 1,700 dogs and cats in the last 3 years. What really saddened me was the cruelty that is out there. I had the good fortune to meet wonderful dogs that were treated so badly but fell into the wonderful care of the the volunteers of Scouts Honor Rescue. I met dogs that had been shot in the shoulder and through the neck, another dog that had acid poured on his head and down his face (Evidently, this is something they are seeing more of.) and a dog with a broken limbs from being hit by a car and the owners just threw the dog away because they couldn't afford to fix it. To see the joy in the dogs and the owners hearts made me happy that I was providing my service to them. The images weren't the quality that I was hoping to provide, but it was a learning experience all the same. I hope to continue my service to them on a monthly basis and improve what I have to offer.