Perspective. The statement of one's ideas, or visible scene in the distance. Perspective was this weeks theme in one of my photography groups on Flickr. Imagine if everything was in the perspective of your pet. The way my dog Julia sees the world is totally different than the way I see it. She has a different past, and experiences that make her the type of pet she is. The theme this week made me think about how lucky I am to have my dog Julia.
Julia is an 11 year old basset hound that our family adopted from the Guardian Angel Basset Rescue (GABR) in the spring of 2009. She has been with us about two years. Julia was found roaming the streets of Saint Louis, and was taken to the pound. GABR rescued her and placed her in a foster home where she stayed for a while. She grew close to her foster parent, and her dog Picasso. With the passing of our beloved Cleo, the family needed another dog to keep us company, so we contacted GABR and they found us our Miss Julia. Ever since that spring break Julia has been living in a whole new perspective in our home. She is growing old, but it's good to know that we gave her a better life than before. GABR is an organization that rescues basset hounds in need. They protect the dogs and pledge to do the best at providing homes for as many basset hounds as they can. Unlike the pound, GABR has you submit an application to adopt a dog. They look at your family, ages, and the type of lifestyle you live to match you to a basset hound that is currently enrolled and up for adoption. Basset hounds are kind dogs who don't need a whole lot to make them happy. Our basset loves belly rubs, taking naps in the sun, and playing fetch. Bassets are often stereotyped as being lazy, but they can be quite active too. We were very glad to adopt Julia, and even took a trip down to St. Louis to visit her before everything was said and done. She immediately loved all the attention, so we took her home. GABR provides amazing oppurtunities in getting an amazing, and loving family pet. If you would like to check it out.
Julia's perspective on life changed, even though she probably didn't know it. At the beginning of this new year, lets all see the world from a different perspective.