Those of you that know me will not be surprised to hear that "pet photographer" is on my list of dream jobs.
Or at least to do it on the side here and there.
Lucy and Laser have had their fair share of photo shoots
as have Belle and Beau (my parents dogs)...
but I'm ready to expand my horizons.
I think capturing the personality of our furry friends would be a lot of fun.
So when I came across the work of Li Ward via Elements of Style, I was smitten
and even more convinced it would be a fantastic gig for me. (One of these days)
But for now, I will enjoy the work of others as I continue to scout out my own subjects...
I had my first encounter with a badger last night.
I was walking home from the gym and it was dark outside.
I was walking up our front path (which is flanked by unruly shrubs right now)
When I saw a rather large animal in the middle of it, back facing me.
First I thought it was a cat on steroids,
then it turned and looked at me with a huge snout and white stripe down it's body
I immediately thought skunk and ran. It ran too.
Then in my head I thought no, it was a possum.
I guess my sneakers allowed me to quietly "sneak" up on it because we were both caught off guard.
Well there happened to be a woman walking by and she saw me running toward her and stopped.
We both looked back where I was running from and I told her there was a possum in front of my house.
She laughed and said there are no possums in England and that it was probably just a big fury cat.
It was no cat. I know what I saw.
It was one of these.
It may look harmless, but it's foreign to me.
I didn't know if it would attack, spray, strike.
I ran inside and proceeded to tell Neil the story.
I think he only half believed me. So I kept looking out the window but it was gone.
But one day he will meet Mr badger on the walk and get flustered too.
I may be walking home with sticks until daylight savings.