The creative, fun, and challenging theme for this week’s Project 52 on the Beautiful Beasties Network was “Favorite Book.” I LOVE books, so I thought this theme was awesome! The hardest part was choosing a favorite book. After spending most of the week deliberating over which book to choose, I decided on not one, but two books. This year I read two wonderful books by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose and it’s sequel, A Dog’s Journey. Both books were well-written and unique stories about a dog’s many lives and the people he loves and protects. Now, I do not believe in reincarnation, but I think it was a sweet, creative way to deliver a story where the dog gets to see his people through the entirety of their lives. The books had me in tears many times, especially when the doggy hero was a black Lab named Buddy. That part of the story just about did me in!
One of the dog’s favorite things is, of course, riding in the car. He loves being a “front seat dog” throughout the books. So, for this week’s challenge, I decided to photograph Buddy as a front seat dog. Now, Buddy is not actually a front seat dog–he much prefers to have the whole backseat/trunk to himself, so he can stretch out and relax. Also, he’s a big guy and doesn’t fit very well in the front seat! But he was happy to humor me and sit up front so I could photograph him as a “front seat dog,” much like the pup in Cameron’s books.
If you love dogs and heartwarming stories and have not yet read Cameron’s books, go to the library or the book store or Amazon.com and get a copy of A Dog’s Purpose and A Dog’s Journey. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed! :)
Now visit Carol Locey Photography from Cincinnati, Ohio to see Carol’s take on this week’s fantastic theme. Make sure you keep clicking through the links on everyone’s blog posts until you get back here. :)