Why Adopt a Pet?

Written by A. Pratt

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and judging fromrepparttar area on her leg that had lost skin she was hit when running back to see my son as he came outside like he had donerepparttar 136523 prior two mornings before. I stood for a moment and cried for our little friend but atrepparttar 136524 same time felt anger atrepparttar 136525 people who speed down our road as well as whoever neglected this pet. I also still feel guilty for believing that this cat would be ok outside if I just kept it fed and showed it some love. We donít know how we are going to explain this to our son. Should we shelter him fromrepparttar 136526 reality of death or use it as an example ofrepparttar 136527 dangers of living on a busy road?

This has made something very clear to me. There are too many animals roaming around without homes. Many have once had homes but were left by people who either donít care or do not have a place for them when they move. Like cowards these people leave pets to fend for themselves. If you are thinking of buying a pet PLEASE adopt a pet instead. If you arerepparttar 136528 type who thinks it is ok to discard a pet like you do trash, you better not let me catch you!

A. Pratt is a co-owner of Abby's Dog Gift Baskets. Abby's is web-based business founded on a healthy, happy, dog and dog owner. Found on the web at http://www.gift-basket4you.com

How To Get Your Pet To Strike The Pose: Tips For Photographing Your Pet

Written by Ian White

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It is best to use a digital camera when you are photographing animals. With digital cameras you are not out any extra money forrepparttar photos that didnít take because Spot looked away. With a digital camera you are free to take as many pictures of your animal as you like, so snap away. You can chooserepparttar 136400 best ones later, and deleterepparttar 136401 rest. You have more freedom with a digital camera. You are not constrained to just a set number of pictures, and you do not have to sit and wonder if they worked while they are getting developed.

If you plan to take pictures of your pet outside, it is best to do this early inrepparttar 136402 morning, or late inrepparttar 136403 evening. The natural lighting is better for photographs during these periods ofrepparttar 136404 day. You still need to keep in mindrepparttar 136405 color choices of your background. You can take a picture of your black puppy sitting on a white patio, or in front of your home if you have light colored siding, or brick. You can take a picture of your white dog in a flower bed that has black mulch, or sitting in front of a dark brick wall. Most animals can obeyrepparttar 136406 command of sitting. Some animals will even sit if they have a leash on, even if it is not being held. Outdoor, natural lighting worksrepparttar 136407 best when you want to showrepparttar 136408 texture of your animalís coat.

The expression of your dog is one ofrepparttar 136409 most important things you need to keep in mind when you are photographing your animal. If your animal is ill, or having a bad day, you may want to reschedule your photo session to a later time. A wet and moist looking nose is a must in all pet photos. If your pet is feeling unwell, they probably arenít up for their photo being taken. If your breed of pet should have perky ears, and they are laying down becauserepparttar 136410 pet is not as cheery as usual, you should postpone your picture taking, as well. You should never take a picture of your pet if they have runny eyes due to an infection. Wait until your pet is doctored and feeling more like their cheery, upbeat self.

You can take action shots of your pet. Does your pet like to catch frisbeeís or herd sheep? To capture your pet in action you must learn what photographers term ďpanning.Ē The key to panning is to follow along with your pet as they are moving. You need to click away capturing them throughout their activity. You can choose a film that is made for action shots to get good results.

You know your pet and what excites them. Does your pet like to stand on two feet and beg for a certain toy, or treat? If so, then get someone to assist you during this photo. They can interact withrepparttar 136411 dog while you snaprepparttar 136412 pictures. These shots are great ways of showingrepparttar 136413 personality of your dog. Does your dog like to tilt its head when it hears a certain noise? Then be ready to capture their photo while your assistant providesrepparttar 136414 noise. Does your dog like to hide inrepparttar 136415 shrubs, or get playful with a ball? You can also capture these types of photos if you are tuned in and ready with your camera.

Photographs are a great way of preservingrepparttar 136416 beauty and personality of an animal. Just keep in mind back ground color, and try to photograph your pet for still shots when they are well fed and somewhat sleepy. If you photograph outside, try to arrange your photo time inrepparttar 136417 morning or late evening hours, and donít take their pictures directly facingrepparttar 136418 sun. Make sure your pet is feeling physically well so that their personality can be captured, and if you use a digital camera you wonít have to worry about wasting film. If you take action shots, practicerepparttar 136419 panning technique. If your pet performs tricks, enlistrepparttar 136420 aid of a helper and photograph your animal performing. Photographs will be around forever, and if you do them correctly they can reveal a lot about your pet. Take your cues from your animal and you will have wonderful photographs every time.

Author Ian White is founder of Pet-Sitters.biz. Pet-Sitters.biz specializes in helping pet sitters and pet owners connect to each other. Find and screen a sitter for your pet or advertise your pet care business. FREE trial membership for a limited time. For more information, go to http://www.Pet-Sitters.biz.

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