“Life is like a good black and white photograph. There’s black, there’s white and there’s lots of shade in between.”
Energetic. Hilarious. Loving.
The one name that I can always count on. He is by far one of the most exciting aspects of my life. Always there to greet me when I return home and never fails to amuse me just when I need it. Without sounding too much like a lonely old woman, I feel it’s only right that I admit I am speaking of our family dog. He’s the perfect bundle of Chihuahua joy—minus the annoying stereotype most of his kind are associated with.
As I sat with him in my lap earlier this week, I got to thinking that he’ll never see the world the way the rest of us do. Of course, it is a myth that dogs solely see in black and white but that doesn’t change the fact that they are in fact partially color blind. Imagine for a moment that you are Oli—the victim of vision almost similar to an “I Love Lucy” re-run. But is he really the victim here? Or are the rest of us too blinded by the color spectrum to see beauty in its rawest form?
This week, I decided to start looking at my surroundings the way he would. Capturing photos in black and white changes how you look at things. Most digital cameras nowadays have the option of switching over to a colorless setting and if you don’t have one on yours any photo editing software should. So jump on the Oli-Trolley and take a look at what we saw on our walk around our neighborhood.
At the end of each day, no matter what it was like, I’m reminded how simple an act of kindness can be. From a lick on the cheek to not peeing on my bed, Oli truly does it all …
This post is for you, pup.