Photo Gallery: Pet Photo Friday: celebrating big, black dogs and black cats
Earlier in the week, I wrote about the plight that black pets of all ages suffer, and to many, it was surprising.
The fact is, shelters across the country find it challenging to place large breed, black dogs — and cats.
Some humans find it difficult to "read" the dark faces of these canines: Their black coats can make it difficult for their facial expressions to shine through. Because of that, they often do not photograph well, either — ask anyone who has tried to snap a photo of a sweet face that seems to get swallowed up by darkness.
We put out the call to help dispel the myths that surround black, large-breed dogs and black cats, and readers from all over responded in a big way: by sharing photos and stories of their beloved pets.
We know that there are more aficionados of these perfectly worthy creatures out there. To highlight how great they are, you're once again invited to share your photos and stories of your special pets with us.
So for this week and next, our focus and theme of Pet Photo Friday is "Big Black Dogs and Black Cats."
Participating is easy!
Simply email a photo of your furry friend to firstname.lastname@example.org, at any time of the week, and be sure to give a little anecdote about what's best about them. Your photos will be included as part of a very special edition of our ongoing Pet Photo Friday feature.
Please include the animal's name, age, and city or township of residence in your email. Be sure that your photos are 600 pixels wide and in .jpg format.
We'll put the series' photos into a slideshow, publish and promote on next Friday as well here in the Pets section.
Be sure to include the name of the animal(s), as well as their age and city or township of residence in your email. Photos should be 1200 pixels wide and in .jpg format.
We put the week's photos into a slideshow, publish and promote each Friday here in the Pets section.