We all know those people. The people who have more pictures of their dog than they do themselves. The people who have more pictures of their cat than they do their family members. My cousin who does emergency flat tire repair Buffalo NY is a huge animal enthusiast and got me interested in pets in the first place. Admittedly I’m kind of one of those people. Well, it’s because I want to be able to show my other animal-obsessed friends my little feline and canine babies when they show me theirs!
They all know what I look like, so what do I need pictures of myself on hand for, and they probably know what my boyfriend looks like, too (and even if they don’t, I mean, he’s cute, but he’s just a human… he’s no cat or dog), so logic dictates that the members of my family of whom I should have the most pictures on my phone are certainly my pets!
I even have pictures of my aquatic friends on my phone. That’s right. MY four-legged buddies don’t actually live with me, as I’ve got kind of a small-ish place, so they live with the parents. At my place, though, we have two fish tanks full of fishy friends. We’ve got a whole ton of guppies, because they keep breeding, five panda corydoras (adorable little catfish), and about eighteen shrimp. And they’re all so adorable. I have a ton of pictures on my phone of all of them. And it’s for exactly the same reason that I just accidentally gave you a pretty exact description of the contents of my fish tanks: because I love them and I’m proud of them!
When people start to have kids, they post like a bajillion pictures of their mini-mes. And that’s fine. They love them, and they’re proud of them, just like, frankly, people without kids are proud of and love their pets! Okay … maybe not just like that … admittedly, I guess people love their human children in a different way than people love their animal children. But you get the idea. What’s wrong with sharing pictures of your little bundles of fur or fins with your friends? Nothing. Nothing at all.
And it’s not like I’m showing the pictures to people who don’t want to see. First of all, I don’t know many people who don’t want to look at pictures of my cats. Because they’re obviously adorable. And secondly, it’s not like I wedge them into a conversation; usually a conversation will kind of be heading in that direction, and then either I or the other person will almost guiltily ask if the other is interested in seeing pictures of the pets. The answer is pretty much always obviously, yes.
And one of the many great things about having cameras on our phones is that we always have them on hand for when our pets are being extra cute (which is always, but, you know, we do have to pick our moments). Back in the day (I know I’m not old-enough to be saying that), if an animal was doing something super “aw!”-worthy, we’d have to hope they would keep doing it long-enough for us to go and get a camera. Now, because our phones are pretty much extensions of our bodies, we’re always ready for those furry, fishy, or feathered candids.