I love adding life elements to my photographs, as long as they are contextually appropriate. This shot is one of many I did for the SF SPCA in 2008 to advertise and promote the society and their new hospital - the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center.
I was a lot of fun working with the animals and the staff. We got many wonderful images besides this, and I felt a lot of pride being able to work with such a well known and respectable organization.
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