Saturday, May 24, 2014

Second Chance

For fourteen years, Bob went to the Mon County Canine Adoption Center to take the "Pet of the Week" photo for the paper.  Hundreds of dogs and cats got a second chance for a home through these photos.

 
The month stamps represent every week, every month Bob went there, regardless of his work load, regardless of the weather.


The wood veneer cameras, along with the negative frames and paper, always fit the photographer theme.  The fence and wire represent the cages the animals live in prior to adoption.
The wire was a little hard to adhere to the page, so I used a combination of modeling paste, brads and glue.  

Bob resigned his job at the newspaper a few weeks ago.  He is a tremendously talented photo journalist and often times taken advantage of by editors and young sports writers who expected him to write the stories, take videos and edit videos.  He'd work late evening, both weekend days, split shifts. . . and missed his time with me.  I guess you could say he's given himself a "second chance" to be happy.  He's currently driving a traffic escort vehicle, leaving work when I do and returning home when I do.  We're happy and doing ok!

 

18 comments:

VAWM said...

Lovely LO. Hope that Bob is happy and you are happy with the new arrangement.

Micupoftea said...

Honorable activity to help animals get adopted! Enjoy the holiday weekend :)

Beebeebabs said...

Very cute layout!!!

Heather Landry said...

I'm glad that you two will get to spend more time together. I think it's so admirable that he went to the shelter to take those beautiful photos so pets could find homes!

Joyce Kers said...

You always post such thought provoking stories, when is your book going to be published ;) I'll be first in line to buy mine. Glad you both have a "second chance" to get re-acquainted.

Trish said...

Great photos Cindy and beautifully scrapped.
Good on Bob for being brave enough to seek some more balance in his life,what a lucky lady you are!21

Trish said...

Sorry about the typo at the end of my post

Adriana B said...

awesome photos, very cute layout too

Sharon Fritchman said...

YAY! Sounds like you both deserve some happy time together!!!! I love seeing what Bob has photographed and your layouts are absolutely beautiful! This one is no exception, Cindy!

Charlotte Brochu said...

Lovely layout Cindy! Glad to hear that things are working out well!

Shona said...

awww that is such a great story and I hope he loves his new job and new found time to spend together :) hugs

MARILYN said...

Aww what lovely story behind this cute page! So nice you will have a second chance...time is priceless!! xo

Heather McMahon said...

I love this! I have heard that taking good photos of animals up for adoption can greatly increase their success rate so good on you Bob!

A SASSY SCRAPPER said...

How wonderful that Bob would do this for the homeless pets! Lovely LO and post!

Dani Cristina said...

Ahhh i love cats, your page is very beautiful!

Ruki said...

absolutely love this page!!! what a great story

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Fantastic meaningful layout! Love the addition of real wire!!!

Connie Mercer said...

just seeing this one~gorgeous layout and "Good for Bob" !!!