Exactly 6 months ago we learned that my dog Mika has cancer. It's been quite a journey since then. From chemotherapy, umpteen trips to the vet, emergency room visits, supplements and experiments with various medications we have been doing our best to help her overcome this dreadful disease. The outside life expectancy for the type of cancer Mika has is six months according to the University of Pennsylvania. We don't pay any attention to the stats, instead we just treasure each day for whatever it has to offer. Believe me there are plenty of bad days, lots of tears but also celebrations and joy as we overcome each obstacle she has had to face.
A couple of months ago, I bought two new lenses, one of which is a 35mm f/1.8. Since I have a job working with animals, I have been experimenting with pet photography. Thus far Mika has been the main subject. My first challenge was to compile a photo essay of her using only this lens. The other requirement I had was to only take images at my house thus forcing me to see my home more creatively.