It has been an impossibly long and busy week (and more) filled with appointments, taking rescue photos at Animal Talk Rescue http://animaltalkrescue.org and at a cat foster home, a private session, a location scout, preschool duties, a gig at a casino…all kinds of things. We also have our ‘peripheral domestic drama’ looming once again. And amid all of that, hundreds of photos were taken, many an iced tea and caramel latte has been sipped, and I’ve had a lot of headaches (that’s pretty normal though!).
I have often thought that in my next life, should I have one, I would like to come back as a well-loved house cat, one that is adored by its owner and would likely have to only contend with competing with only one or two other cats for attention and treats. I would eat sumptuous dishes of salmon and greens, have my fur coat brushed, sleep at any hour of the day that I please and I could lord over my household from high-up places such as the shower stall (as my cat does) and the fridge. All those silly responsibilities and all the trappings that make us crazy, frustrated and dissatisfied humans, would be gone. I could handle that. And maybe I wouldn’t get as many headaches. Millions upon millions of animals don’t have it nearly as lucky, and it’s what keeps me taking all those hundreds of photos of rescue kitties (often in a 2 by 3 feet space on top of a filing cabinet!).
When the first rescue cat (Scarlet) that I photographed was adopted after her new ‘profile pic’ was posted, it was true motivation and proof positive of the power of photographic imagery. Just to catch the eye of a potential adopter is all I/we can hope for and it can make the world of difference.
Right now I have 3 of my 4 animals lying on my bed with me, one under the covers, sleeping. Such is the life. Sleeping is what I should be doing too…Mama Kat is exhausted!
xo ~ K
The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.” ~ Thomas Merton