This week’s theme was perspective.  Surprisingly, it didn’t take long for me to decide what I wanted to do for my photo this week.  I knew I wanted to focus on shelter animals and their perspective.  This photo was taken while I was volunteering – from inside one of the many kennels at BARCS.  This is what every dog at BARCS sees on their side of the kennel.  Sometimes they face other dogs, like this kennel [you can see the silhouette of another dog jumping up on his kennel in the background].  Other dogs stare at a cinder block wall.  Either way, it’s not the best view.  More specifically, I focused on this latch because this latch means everything to these shelter dogs.  When this latch opens, their lives change – if only for a moment, perhaps a few minutes, and sometimes, forever.  This latch can mean many different things to these dogs – it could mean a clean kennel, food, a walk outside, a meet and greet with potential adopters, and in some cases, it can mean that their time is up.  I don’t know for sure, but I would venture to guess that these dogs keep a close eye on that latch because they know when it opens, something – whether it’s good or bad – is about to happen.  This is the perspective of a shelter dog at BARCS. 

If you’d like to volunteer or donate to BARCS, please check out their website.  You won’t regret it and the dogs will be eternally grateful for your kindness. 

undefinedNow please go visit Silverdale, Washington photographer Liz Stabbert’s interpretation of “perspective” – click through all of the blog links to see great photography from awesome pet photographers from all over the world and you’ll end up right here where you started!  As always, check back next Friday to see what we’ll be tackling this week.  Happy Friday!