love /ləv/ 1: strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties
2: affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests
3: warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion
4: the object of attachment, devotion, or admiration
Obviously I love all of the pets and I believe that they love me. Every time I return to my home I am greeted by a variety of joyful faces and exuberant personalities. While my unique relationships with each pet mean the world to me, my absolute favorite thing about being in a various species, multi-pet household is witnessing the distinct relationships each of the pets have with one another. One of the most asked questions Jason and I get when on an adventure with all five pets is "do they all get along?" My answer is usually as simple "yes" but like any relationship, the dynamics of love between Wilhelm, Brychwyn, Huxley, Leo and Amelia are much more complicated. It is difficult to put into words the dynamics of the way each pet lovingly "gets along" with the others. Telling the love story of a dachshund, a corgi, a collie, a cat and a cockatoo share also proved to be a very difficult photo challenge. I have a front row seat each and every day to the love Wilhelm, Brychwyn, Huxley, Leo and Amelia share but it is just as difficult to explain the dynamics between each pet in pictures as it is in words. I spent a week attempting to capture snapshots of the multi-pet love I am lucky enough to witness each and every day. To me these photos represent a pure and simple love, the dependable companionship we all long for no matter what our species. I know I get loyally loving camaraderie from my pets and I love that they also get it from each other.