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Expires July 31, 2013!
Thanks, Nature’s Variety!
I’ve been wanting to start a new blog series featuring our Sponsors for quite some time now, but as most things go these days it kept getting pushed back on the back burner for more important things. I’m trying to get better at this blogging thing, and staying on top of how busy things are and keeping up with the flood of emails coming in everyday is keeping me on my toes!
Despite all the stress and exhaustion from late nights that come with blogging, getting to meet some new people along the way is definitely one of the highlights and perks. So today I decided it’s time to pick up on some of the slack on sharing some of our favorite people with you! Today I’d like to share and highlight is one of our newest sponsors, John, from John Aiden Photography!
When did you first get into photography?
I first got into photography when I was in high school. I was going into my sophomore year and I had no idea what classes I wanted to take. I saw photography on the sign up sheet and wondered what the class would be like. The only photography experience I had prior to that was playing Pokemon Snap, old school game, on Nintendo 64 and using my cell phone. I was a little geeky, but photography sparked my interest. So I started up a class in high school and continued with photography until I graduated.
What inspired you to focus your work on pets?
During high school I focused on pets and wildlife for my assignments. Most students were taking pictures of their friends and families, but I didn’t have many friends or a close family. I was very shy and reserved, but not anymore. I didn’t have the best household growing up in so my pets became my best friends, which is why I always photographed them. I grew up in a smaller town in Michigan. I loved the outdoors. There was so much nature and life, that world intrigued me. Wildlife naturally became my second focus when it came to photography. I loved all the different bugs and wildlife. Seeing how beautiful they were up close. They had such amazing colors and features. I loved showing a different side to the wildlife that most people overlook. Also, I loved searching for my subjects and not being able to set them up or pose them. They are constantly moving and you can’t tell them to stay or move a certain way. It makes photography more interesting and challenging, which is what I love. I love going out into the nature and having no idea what creatures will show up for me to photograph.
What were your plans after high school?
After high school I moved to New York. I worked with Fashion Designer Malan Breton. I learned so much about fashion, but also got to incorporate my photography into the fashion world. We used some of my wildlife prints and turned them into patterns. Malan then used the patterns and made them into clothes for his New York Fashion Week collection. It was an amazing experience and so much fun.
That does sound amazing! Working with a Fashion Designer! WOW! What are you currently working on?
I am currently working on making a beautiful photography book of dogs for dog lovers. It’s going to be called I Wuv Photography. It is going to be about the beauty of photography and the beauty of dogs. This project is currently up on kickstarter.com. I am trying to raise funds for the book for some equipment for this project and to help publish the book once it’s completed.
What do you wish to accomplish with your book?
I plan on making this a beautiful book that every dog lover is going to want. I want it to be an amazing affordable book sold in the biggest book stores everywhere.
What are your plans and aspirations for the future?
I have many future goals and aspirations with my photography career. I plan on publishing many photography books. Books about dogs, cats, wildlife, and fashion. I would like to break down some of the dogs, cats, and wildlife categories and do very particular books such as breeds of the animals and species of the wildlife. I also want to travel the world to capture the beautiful scenery and landscapes. I wouldn’t only capture the scenery and landscapes all over the world, I would photograph the nature and wildlife. There are so many unique sights to see, I will never stop traveling. I’ll always be sharing my experiences with the world.
Thanks so much John for showing your amazing work with us, and having the courage to also share your story! I hope we see great things from you! And Good Luck with everything that you do!
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Wagatha’s Biscuits is having their biggest sale EVER over on their website! If you’ve never tried these treats before, they’re USDA Certified Organic, are made right here in the US (Vermont to be exact), and are made from human-grade ingredients! They are a great choice when it comes to the dog treat department.
From now until only May 25th, you can snag their 9oz canisters and their Kitchen Sink Little Bites at 32% off! I don’t come across these on sale very often, so this is definitely a rare promo sale from them! Try their 6pk Variety Pack HERE, for only $30.60+S/H. All orders over $75 ship free, so you could pick up 2 extras and offer them as gifts for a friend!
A few days ago Hill’s sent out a press release about the new Disaster Relief Network through their Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program that will allow pet food to be delivered promptly should a natural disaster occur. Well, I hope it was implemented immediately upon release of that statement because mother nature definitely wanted to put it to the test in Oklahoma yesterday.
I’ve been watching the news all morning and the devastation is hard to see. The thought of those poor kids trapped in their school is heartbreaking. We definitely want to help however we can from here.
Here’s the article release from Hills…
Hill’s Helps Educate Owners on Pet Preparedness and Emergency Care
TOPEKA, Kan. (MAY 8, 2013) – Hill’s Pet Nutrition announced today that it established a Disaster Relief Network through the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love™ program that will enable Hill’s to quickly deploy pet food resources in case of an emergency. The Network consists of nearly 100 participating shelters across the country that Hill’s can work with to distribute emergency food supplies to the pets who need it most.
“I saw firsthand the tremendous work that Hill’s does when they supported my shelter during the wildfires in Colorado last year,” said Jan McHugh-Smith, President and CEO of the Humane Society of Pikes Peak Region in Colorado Springs. “It was remarkable how fast they were able to respond and how committed they were to making sure we had enough food for our shelters, including the temporary shelters that we set up accommodate the influx of displaced animals.”
This formalized U.S.-wide network of shelters coordinates emergency pet food deliveries and is the first network of its kind. Leading up to National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day on May 11, Hill’s is also helping educate pet owners on what they can do to keep their pets healthy and safe when disaster strikes.
“Hill’s has a long-standing history of helping pets in need by assisting communities during natural disasters – partnering with shelters, veterinary hospitals, pet care organizations and communities to ensure that pets and shelter animals are fed and cared for,” said Kostas Kontopanos, President of Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. U.S. “The Hill’s Disaster Relief Network formalizes the work Hill’s has done with shelters throughout the country. Together, we can respond as quickly as possible when animals and their communities are impacted by disaster across the country. We are very proud of our strong relationships with shelters. When disasters happen, Hill’s is ready to respond with emergency food shipments within hours.”
Since 2002, Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love™ program has donated more than $240 million worth of Hill’s® Science Diet® brand foods to nearly 1,000 shelters nationwide and helped more than 7 million pets find new homes. Every day, the program helps feed more than 100,000 homeless pets across the country. Through the Disaster Relief Network, Hill’s will be able to increase the reach of its assistance to pets, pet owners and communities during natural disasters and emergencies.
Hill’s has a strong record of responding when emergency resources are needed during major natural disasters. Specifically, HillΓÇÖs assisted shelters during Hurricanes Sandy, Isaac and Katrina, the Waldo Canyon wildfire near Colorado Springs, the tornadoes in Joplin, MO, and the tsunami in Japan. Hill’s also joined forces with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation in 2010 to support more than 90 veterinary shelters and clinics along the Gulf Coast struggling to respond to a record number of pets in need, whose owners were unable to provide needed pet food and medical care in the wake of the Gulf Coast oil spill.
In support of National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day on May 11, Hill’s is also emphasizing the steps pet owners can take to prepare for disasters before they happen.
According to Dr. Dan Aja, Director of U.S. Professional and Veterinary Affairs at Hill’s Pet Nutrition, it is essential to prepare before disaster strikes to ensure you know what to do and have the resources needed to care for your pet during an emergency. “Because owners have such strong bonds with their pets, we want to encourage pet parents to think about how their pets factor into their evacuation plans. Taking precautionary steps can help avoid delays in the event of an emergency,” said Dr. Aja.
Hill’s advises pet owners to take the following steps to prepare your pet for an emergency event, including evacuation:
- Ensure your pet can be identified by either a microchip or collar ID tag, with updated contact information.
- Prepare an emergency box of pet supplies that is readily accessible in the event of an evacuation. Emergency kits should include: first aid supplies and guide book; a 3-day supply of pet food in a waterproof container and bottled water; a safety harness and leash; waste clean-up supplies; medications and medical records; a contact list of veterinarian and pet care organizations; information on your pet’s feeding routine and any behavioral issues; comfort toys; and a blanket.
- Display a pet rescue decal on your front door or window to let first responders know there is a pet in the house. Include veterinarian’s contact information.
- Identify a location to take your pet if you need to leave your immediate area – keep in mind that disaster shelters for people may not be able to shelter pets. Scout hotels/motels with pet friendly policies and ask relatives or friends if they could house you and/or your pet.
- If you need to evacuate, consider taking a pet carrier or crate if possible for transport and safe-keeping.
- Carry a good picture of your pet with you in the event of separation during evacuation. Learn where your pet likes to hide in your house because pets may hide if they are scared. Finding them quickly will help you evacuate faster.
About Hill’s Pet Nutrition
Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc. manufactures Hill’s® Prescription Diet® brand pet foods, therapeutic pet foods available only through veterinarians, Hill’s® Science Diet® brand and Hill’s® Ideal Balance™ brand pet foods sold through veterinarians and finer pet specialty stores. Founded more than 70 years ago with a unique commitment to pet nutrition and well-being, Hill’s is committed to its mission to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. Hill’s produces high-quality, great-tasting pet foods owners can trust and give to their canine and feline companions as part of a veterinary health care team recommendation. This ultimately improves patient health and the health of the practice. For more information about Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc., and Hill’s Evidence-Based Clinical Nutrition™ visit HillsPet.com, or visit us on Facebook, keywords “Hill’s Pet Nutrition.”
We sent over a $10 donation to the American Red Cross, to help in anyway we can here from Indiana. If you can spare $10, text REDCROSS to 90999 to help out! A BIG ‘Thank You’ to the ARC for always being there for us and our pets when we need you!
Our hearts, prayers an paws are with everyone affected by this horrific storm.
Head over HERE to request a coupon for $1 off Pegetables dog treats!
Bubbs loves these treats! Last time I used this coupon I was able to find them on clearance at my Target, getting a few bags for only cents each!