for the love of dog
Mark MirkoIn photographing people with their pets I have seen relationships between friends, workmates, companions and family members. Dogs and cats seem to dominate the pet landscape but, of course, the range of species people choose to call pets can be as varied as the situations we find ourselves in with these sublime beings. These images are just a small selection from circumstances between people and their pets that I have been fortunate to witness during the past 10-years as a Courant photographer............... 06.01.2010 - West Hartford, CT - With a painting he made of the Buddha behind him, Alan Schiffer comforts his dog Molly after she was barking at people at the door of the West Hartford Art League studio on Raymond Road. Schiffer, a clinical psychologist, said he started coming to the class about three months ago because painting was something he always wanted to try. Art instructor Deb Wadsworth, who teaches Schiffer's class, said she invited him to bring Molly after he left her outside when he first started coming to the class. "They were inseperable," she said, " adding that none of the other students seemed to mind.