That’s the thing they don’t tell you about pet ownership. You see the cute end only when it’s trying to lick you, bite you, or wake you up. If you’re lucky, you can spend some time looking at their backs. But mostly, it’s just you, staring at their butts. If pet adoption sites were honest, they’d include five photos of the butts of the pet up for adoption with every one photo of their face, just so that you can get an honest assessment of what you’re going to be dealing with.
So, my animals were behaving so cutely this morning on our walk that I wanted to take photos to share with you. I mean, here is everyone getting along. Mrs. W. and the orange cat were walking side-by-side after they chased each other through the AT&T yard, first Mrs. W. chasing the orange cat and then, much to Mrs. W.’s delight, the orange cat chasing her.
This is the picture I got. Dog butt and cat butt, side by side (please ignore Mrs. W.’s poor tale which is where the last vestiges of her terrible allergic reaction that caused her to scratch all the hair off her sides seems to be hanging out). Oh, no, no need to thank me. I’m sure you’re deeply moved by the emotional expressiveness and cuteness of their butts.
And then we get back to the house and the two cats meet up in the driveway. Two cats who have spent years passively hating each other and sometimes aggressively. And the orange cat went up to the new cat and sniffed her on the forehead in the cutest of manners and I whipped out my phone and I snapped this photo.
Because I knew you would appreciate the cuteness.
And, yes, in the time it took me to get the camera going, they’d turned their butts to me. Oh, well, I’m sure the sentiment still comes through.
Betsy Phillips–Pet Butt Photographer.
It’s like finding out you have the ability to spoil milk just by touching it.
Who wants this ability? Oh, yes, I can turn any photo of an animal into a photo of its butt just by holding up my camera.
Thank god I don’t have more photography skills or a better camera. I mean, at least this is as bad as it can possibly get. I hope.