May 7, 2013

May Facebook Cover Images

Today is a very important day. It is my little girl’s 10th birthday. 10. 10!

My scruffy, affectionate, happy, cuddly pup has gone from a few pounds of fluff to this tough little beast who has seen me through a myriad of moves, heartaches, states, wardrobes, tears, laughter, and a whole lotta fun.

All through college I visited the local pet shop* to get my puppy fix. What could create more serotonin than floppy, bouncy puppies? I would pet, play, “awww”, and go back to campus.

I am not the kind of person who makes snap judgments. I calculate and plan. I rationalize everything.

A strange thing happened in 2003. I fell in love.

I walked into that pet shop and asked to play with an adorable Jack Russell Terrier / Beagle mix. In 3 years of puppy fun, I had never fallen so hard for a bunch of fur. I had already named her Emma. I gave them $25 to hold her for 24 hours as I thought about it. I came back an hour before closing the next day, armed with toys, food, a crate, a leash, and as much knowledge as I could cram about Jacks and Beagles, and asked for my dog.

Despite the epilepsy, poor bladder control, excessive barking, selective hearing, and ninja-like thievery around food, I don’t regret it one bit. My most impulsive purchase is the best I’ve ever made.

Philadelphia pet photographer
Philadelphia pet photographer
Philadelphia pet photographer
Philadelphia pet photographer
Philadelphia pet photographer
Philadelphia pet photographer

Every month, I feature new images for download for you to use as your Facebook cover photo. I have waited until today to show off my May pictures. Click to download these images and see them at their full size and resolution.

Please note these images are made available for personal use only.

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.
~ Anatole France

* Despite my great experience with Emma, I would never buy from a pet shop again.  There are far too many needy pooches out there and amazing rescue organizations that deserve all the support they can get.