“New” is the theme for this week’s Project 52 – and for my subject this week, Simba – it means a “new home”! It means the world to know that a sweet dog or cat finds its forever home because someone saw one of my photographs on the rescue group’s website. Nothing is more rewarding than using what I’ve learned from my teachers about how to capture personalities to help these sweet creatures find their perfect humans. In this case, it was for Simba – a foster pup from Fairfax County Animal Shelter.
Sydney has had a crush on Simba ever since he came to stay with Rick and Jami, our neighbors – who have been fostering him for the last few months. He’s a handsome fellow, and Sydney swoons whenever she sees him walking down the street. If Simba were a human, he would be the muscle-boy of the block. He’s a solidly built, gorgeous reddish-blonde boxer mix with gorgeous amber eyes and ears that perk up so adorably – ‘specially around Sydney!
I’m thrilled to say that just this past week, Simba was adopted by his forever family. It was truly a healing for two broken hearts! Simba was given up by his family when they no longer had time for him, and ended up at the animal shelter. He spent some time recovering from minor surgery in a foster home, then was adopted by a young lady and her family. The young lady had recently moved to the area, and sadly was forced to leave her beloved dog behind. Lucky for Simba, he bonded with her quickly and became a much-loved new member of her family. Simba’s new mom says he is one awesome dog!
Here’s Simba, one happy pup who found his forever family!
Next up in the webring, let’s spin the globe to the other side and visit Tara Sutherland in New Zealand. We have a bevy of talent from around the world in our Project 52 Pet Photography group, so keep clicking through the webring until you come back to Sydney & MAC! And if you and your precious family would like to have your very own portrait, please call or email me