Can I just say that this 52 Snapshots of Life photo challenge can be difficult? It has definitely been a challenge for me so far! I especially had a tough time with this week’s theme of “dream”.
I didn’t want to do the obvious photo of one or more of the pets sleeping and maybe dreaming. I tried to think of something the dogs might dream of having….maybe a pool in the yard, or living on a lake. I couldn’t think of any way to photograph that! I ran through songs in my head “Daydream Believer”, “Dream On”, “All I Have to Do is Dream” (I had to look that one up because all I could remember was that it went “dream, dream, dream”).
Being the week of Martin Luther King Day, of course I thought of his famous speech, “I Have a Dream”, but I couldn’t find a way to relate it to a photograph of my pets (it doesn’t have to be about pets for this challenge, but I am trying to keep to pets as much as possible). I tried looking up other quotes about dreams but nothing was inspiring me. Maybe I’m just not feeling creative this week?
I did take this photo the other night, and I’m not thrilled with the quality of it…I took it inside in the evening with no natural light, and with my cell phone. But here it is.
It did, however, bring to mind something other than the thought that I wondered what they were all dreaming of. (Perhaps that they were lying in a warm sun puddle instead of in front of the warm wood stove, and they are longing for summer? Or was I just projecting that because it’s how I feel?)
When we adopted our cat Conrad from a shelter almost 16 years ago, he spent his first two weeks with us hiding under a bed. The first time I introduced him to our dog Shelby, it was a disaster, and I ended up with a shredded t-shirt. So all those years ago, and for many after, it was an impossible dream to imagine that he would ever be sleeping with the dogs. It took a lot of years, he’s really only become this social over the last couple. He even hangs around when company comes over! So even though I’m not very happy with the photo quality, I am happy with the sentiment behind it.
Is anyone else struggling with 52 Snapshots of Life this week? Don’t get me wrong, I am really enjoying it….and being challenged is the point of it! You can join in and challenge your own creativity too. You don’t have to be a blogger, you can share via social media using the hashtags #52Snapshots and #PBSG. Bloggers can join the hop which goes up on Fridays on The Lazy Pit Bull (I’ll add the code when it’s available tomorrow). Here is the list of themes:
We are also joining the Thoughtless Thursday blog hop hosted by Love is Being Owned by a Husky, M. K. Clinton, and Ruckus the Eskie . Thank you to all of our hosts, please visit them and others through the links below!