Animals Make Me Happy

I’ve been battling a cold lately thanks to this weird weather we’re having. But it hasn’t stopped me from going out with my camera or phone in hand and snapping away. In particular I love taking photos of animals. The thrill of it is in capturing the animal in a moment of stillness. Animals can’t be told to stand or sit still. Well, you can try, but perfect stillness is not easily achieved. So as a photographer, I have to try and capture them in focus while they’re moving–a particular challenge I love to work on. Plus, they’re so god damn cute.

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My father with my cat Trotsky

 

A few weeks ago, I went to a maple sugar farm in Lanark County. The museum and restaurant was closed, but the animals were friendly.407168_10100423474671881_885569595_n

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The same week we celebrated Easter and during the holiday weekend, my sister and I visited a goat farm near my parents’ place.

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My nephew Ethan was particularly enthusiastic.

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Leah was a little more hesitant but she got into the spirit once we showed her how to pick up a lamb.

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Animals can be therapeutic. Can you tell?

I can't tell who loved this more: me or the goat. This photo was taken by my sister.

I can’t tell who loved this more: me or the goat. This photo was taken by my sister.

Animals seem to be everywhere. Thankfully I’ve had my camera with me to snap them in their elements.

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This big guy was coming at me to say hello.

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My sister’s dogs. Charlie (with the legs up) and Sage.

Horses are a particular favourite of mine that I don’t get to see very often so I made it a point to stop and say hello to these twin beauties when I saw them one fine day. We spent a good twenty minutes nuzzling before I tore myself away. I couldn’t resist taking this last snap of them before I left. I vow to return one day soon with a bag full of apples.

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We fell in love with each other that day.

 

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