Welcome to this week’s Pet Parade where we enjoy your social media posts from around the blogosphere. We wish Pierre from Barking on the Bayou a big ‘Get Well Soon’, as he has been unwell and is one of our co-hosts, a pawsome dude.
This week we have a celebration, and an appeal from one of our closest American friends so read on.
The Photography Community
Since I began my photography journey, learning about my DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera I have had a lot of helpful comments and encouragement from those more experienced than myself. This has been really encouraging. I keep practising, learn and have fun.
Summer commented: “My human says shooting torties isn’t easy either! Because they are also dark, plus all the splotchy fur sometimes makes it hard to capture facial expressions……”
When I took this picture of Sparkle, who was later adopted along with her sister Lotte, I got lucky. Yes, Sparkle could be in better focus which I am working on in my cat portraits, but the background (depth of field I think it’s called) is nicely fuzzy.
As Summer’s Human says the dark and splotchy fur could have made this one blobby tortie but there is enough natural light to highlight the amber fur and capture Sparkle’s alert expression. What do you think?
Blog of the Month for December
This month’s featured blog is our friend, collaborator and valued colleague Savvy or as her blog is known:
Savannah and her mom L, and Dad P are committed cat folk who are strong advocates for both TNR and Rescue. They recently came across a hoarder situation which was a total nightmare of filth and horror.
They could not turn away from two of the young lives in desperate need and committed themselves to care for Lily and Katie two delightful tabby and whites. The two girls have compromised immune systems that have left them open to a series of infections.
The kittens’ welfare costs began to rise due to their neglected condition which is why Savvy’s family have launched this appeal for the kitten’s health costs.
Savvy’s mom and dad did not turn away. They are amazing people and you can read the full story on the GoFundMe page. You can get an idea of the squalid conditions too. Mom L and Dad P as Savvy called her humans, are honest and transparent every step of the way and I would stake my own reputation on their honesty.
Please give if you can
Please also join us for the last Pet Parade before Christmas and the wildness of the holidays commences.
Marjorie and the Dash Kitten Crew