Companionship’s Despite Differences TWEED, Ont. (26/09/13) – Shannon Dafoe is a proud owner of many furry beings. Bandit is one of two ferrets that Dafoe adopted from her sibling. Dafoe said her and her boyfriend had wanted a ferret since they were children and were thrilled to take them in as apart of their family. “The most valuable lesson they’ve taught me is to cherish every moment I have with them. Growing up I always wanted one, mom wouldn’t let me, maybe it was a good thing because I have 2 now that I enjoy playing with as often as I can. They are amazing little creatures with a lot of love and joy. If you treat pets with loyalty and lots of love you will have a wonderful lifetime with each and every pet,” Dafoe said. Photo by Lacy Gillott. TWEED, Ont. (02/01/13) – Audrey Michelle,3, gives Willow, the Chinese crested, a big kiss. Audrey is enthusiastic about animals and wants to be an animal rescuer when she grows up. Photo by Lacy Gillott. WARKWORTH, Ont. (25/09/13) – Lee Kellogg has raised her 6 year old female African grey parrot Kasuku sense the bird was a baby. Kasuku is very vocal and has a very wide and respectable vocabulary. Parrots will naturally imitate the highest pitched voice of people who live with him. Kasuku has taken after the voice of Kellogg and has tricked her children into thinking their mother was calling for them. When asked what the most valuable lesson Kasuku has taught Kellogg, she responded “Patience, because you need patience with her sometimes because she is like a child. She’ll do something over and over and over and when its a negative thing you need patients and you need to be understanding and those kinds of things. But, also with the training you need to be patient with that too right.” Photo by Lacy Gillott. BELLEVILLE, Ont. (29/09/13) – David Clegg and his 180lb Bull Mastiff Lola. Clegg truly loves his dogs, he has provided them with their own bathroom inside his home with their own doggie shower. Clegg expressed “I think they taught me unconditional love, ya know, then their dependent upon me, ya know, they don’t ask for anything they just need to be taken car of and that’s the best thing they’ve taught me and I’ll always be there for them.” Photo by Lacy Gillott. PICTON, Ont. (28/09/13) – Suzi Hoogkamer and one of her four horses Juno who is approximately 6 months old and the foal of her other 16 year old horse Sunrise. Hoogkamer is raising her horses out of love and passion and nothing less. When asked what is the most valuable lesson her horses have taught her Hoogkamer answered “Discipline I suppose, with the chores and stuff. Mostly they just help me calm down. They are my therapists. If I’m stressed or upset I just try and spend time with them, it helps.” Photo by Lacy Gillott. BELLEVILLE, Ont. (30/09/13) – 7-year-old Xavier Robinson and his friendly companion Buddy who is also 7-years-old and of the Rag doll breed. When asked what Buddy has taught Robinson he replied “He taught me to cuddle.” Robinson is a child with autism and loves to hold buddy for comfort and security. Photo by Lacy Gillott. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... One thought on “Companionship’s Despite Differences” Add yours Pingback: Companionship’s Despite Differences | dawnbargerphotojournalist Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.