I’m excited to be participating in the Pet Photography Project 52 this year. Each week I’ll have a new image to fit that week’s theme. Our first focus is “Blank Slate”.

I’ve been thinking about what blank slate means. While there are some qualities and traits decided for us by genetics, floppy ears or long fur, short stubby nose or long racing legs. Even things like intelligence, anxiety, and confidence may have some genetic factor, but the closest we can come to a blank slate with our canine companions is a new puppy.

I had a blast photographing Maple & her siblings at the Humane Society of Morgan County. Maple was adopted soon after this photo, which I guess is another type of blank slate as she starts over with a new family.

The Pet Photography Project 52 posts are part of a blog circle. To see what the next pet photographer is sharing for the weekly theme, “Blank Slate,” start with Rochelle from Dark Sapphire Pet Photography, Nelson, New Zealand. Continue to click the link at the end of each post in the blog circle and you’ll eventually find your way back here.