Monday, February 15, 2016
Feeling a love hangover? Why not celebrate Anipal Appreciation Day!
When I feel at a loss for what to say, or I am struggling to harness any kind of creativity at all, I look to my fellow pet bloggers for inspiration. Without fail, I'll walk away from a browsing session with a few great ideas and a renewed sense of vigor.
I owe these other bloggers a deep debt of love and gratitude, and that's what today is all about.
Anipal Appreciation Day, started by the fabulously named Piglove blog, is designed to help pet bloggers recognize one another publicly. We get our thanks out of the way, and you get to check out some new blogs you may not have heard of before.
Here are a few of my go-to inspirations, just for this special day.
Animal Shelter Volunteer Life is packed to the gills with fabulous photos of cats up for adoption at a shelter in Connecticut. I write a similar blog for Willamette Humane Society, and I can tell you it's hard to come up with new photos, new captions and new ways to tell a cat story--and I only write once per week! I admire the creativity of this blog so much, and it never fails to inspire me.
The Hailey and Zaphod Chronicles details the doings of two really special dogs and the person who cares for them. The best thing about this blog? The photo captions. I almost always get a giggle when I read the text underneath the photos. And the shots are really well composed, too.
Barking from the Bayou floors me every time with awesome Photoshop work. The pets on this blog hold press conferences, drive boats, wear costumes and otherwise do non-pet things, all through some sneaky computer work. It's very inspiring, and it reminds me that I need to do some of that myself!
So if you need a little help (like Popoki) in turning a frown upside down, check out these blogs. And consider writing up your own thank-you notes, too! Trust me: It feels good to share the love.
Check back tomorrow for a recap of Sinead's mast cell tumor surgery. I'm hoping to have good news to share!