Something Soft

I love photos of people with their pets, especially old photographs that include both people and animals who are probably long gone. Somehow, it is just so sweet or amazing that the pets were part of the photograph (and part of the family), and that the photograph survived. I think it has something to do with the idea that the pets can't ever even enjoy the photos, but they are still a part of the record, and a part of the lives of the people who hold them.

submitted by Margaret
Los Angeles, California USA
March 2001

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