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Photo taken by first-time contributor Heather Hamilton, a 25-year-old wife, friend, pet parent, daughter, granddaughter, vegetarian, survivor, bisexual, entrepreneur. She struggles with everyday choices, depression, and making the right decisions. One of the ways she gets release from the prison of her mind, is loving on her animals. She believes that they all feel what she feels, and know that by just being there, they help her. She is in the process of a career change that has been incredibly stressful and emotionally taxing, but she is working towards doing something she loves. She is changing careers from programming to dog training.
About this photo: “This photograph is of Napoleon, my senior boy who is taking the journey of entrepreneurship with me. He came to us at 6 years old, with a fair amount of obedience training. As my life went on with him, I realized I was not in my career of choice. I wasn’t following my passion. I love dogs, and especially training them. As the last 2 years have come and gone, Napoelon and I have trained on leash work, boundary training, respect, obedience, and trick work. I learn through books, other’s experiences, seminars, and other training facilities. I practice everything I learn on Napoleon. He is grateful, because it’s fun, and I’m grateful because I can see what works and what doesn’t. He has been there for me more than any person I know. More than my mom, my husband, my friends. He is there to rest his head on me when I am empty. He fills my heart, at least a little bit. If I didn’t have him… I don’t know where I would be. He has truly saved me.”
*A special thank you from Broken Light on this “Love Your Pet Day” to all of the furry friends who have been there for us through difficult times. Also, thanks to everyone who has helped us pass 2,000 follows in our first year. Keep photographing, keep submitting, and keep sharing the ‘Light!’