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Readers Photo Challenge: Pets: Our friends, our family

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ― Anatole France Pets are the subjects of the latest Readers Photo Challenge. The animals that share our lives are more than just our pets. We feed and house them and in return they give us unconditional love and companionship. Twenty-two readers sent […]

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Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Furry family and friends

This month’s assignment for the Readers Photo Challenge is something that we all know and love: pets. We spend as much of our time as we can with our pets. Be it a dog, cat, parakeet or llama, we love them as members of our families. But this isn’t just a pet challenge but a […]

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Remebering Picasso

I first met Bobby Muñoz of Stockton and his English bulldog Picasso in 2013 as they were walking along the promenade at the Weber Point Events Center in downtown Stockton. When I say ”they were walking” I mean Muñoz was walking while Picasso was riding a skateboard, yes a skateboard. Now, that’s not something you […]

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Sit! Roll Over! Fetch! Shake!!!

When dogs get wet, partially because they lack opposable thumbs, they can’t simply towel themselves off. Instead, they shake themselves off rather violently to help dry their fur. The shaking happens so fast and so briefly that it’s usually just a blur to the naked eye, but if you use a fast-enough shutter speed and […]

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