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Sad to say, but American household pets lead better lives than many people. They are fed well, pampered and considered part of the family. Mostly it's dogs, but since the advent of social media cats are running a close second. They are the darlings of YouTube. There are exotic pets available also. Syndicated reptile shows across the country are well attended and birds have always been popular. I hope to better understand the relationship of Americans to their pets by photographing them. We have three cats.

dog with "spectacles", West Palm Beach 2010