No, not the movie. 300 is the number of individual animals that I have photographed at the Humane Society of Chittenden County since January. 305 animals, to be exact. I estimate around 13,000 shutter clicks and countless treats. I patted myself on the back at 100 and didn’t even think about it as I whizzed by 200, but this milestone has made me think about all the kind cats, dogs, and little furries that I’ve met at the shelter.
I absolutely love spending Thursday mornings there with Ian as my cat whisperer and Amanda as my dog wrangler. I may be the one clicking the shutter, but they both deserve a lot of respect. They both have a great sense of humor, enormous skill and, above all, patience with both me and the animals. Thank you both.
I’ve included some of my favorite portraits from the “first 305″ for your enjoyment. I don’t have much in the way of text tonight. I’m just taking a step backwards, so to speak, to reflect and remember all the animals who have paused in front of my lens and left paw prints on my heart.
Peace and Furballs,