My heart near bursts with love for our pets. In our house, we have cats, a dog and a hedgehog. Unfortunately, our neighbours would not appreciate Darby living at home, so he is at boarding stable not too far away.

But, oh, their lives are so short. If I was writing this just eight years ago, my list above would not be the same. Even now, I look at our Ella's puppy pictures and wonder how seven years could have passed so quickly. And Miss Kitty: How could she be fourteen? Has it been that long since we agonized over which fluffy kitten to bring home from the SPCA?

While none of us can stop time, we can capture and hold light through a photograph, so my mission is to capture as much light as possible for you and your pets and for me and mine furry loved ones.