Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Two special pets minus one equals.....

A big amount of Heartbreak, right? A person gets sad when one of their pets passes on, don't they? I did. And today, at 2:39, one of my guinea pigs, Maya, passed away. This morning my sister went to feed Inca and Maya, our two guinea pigs, and found that Maya wasn't moving around. She was breathing but staying in one spot. We checked on her frequently and even called a Vet.
He came at 2:00 and looked at her. He said that it might have been Scurvy. Maya's front legs were hurting. He gave her a Vitamin C injection and something happened. She wasn't moving and her heart wasn't beating. Not once. The Vet said that he might have shocked her a bit. Poor girl.

Guinea pigs usually live 5-7 years. But God chose to take Maya into His arms. She's safe in Heaven. If animals do go to Heaven that is. But Maya was special to us. It's hard for me to grieve over a loved pet.

Once I had only one guinea pig.
When I got Inca at a pet shop I found out that she was in the cage with two male guinea pigs. I brought her home and one morning I heard a squeal from her. Sure, guinea pigs oink, squeal and all that but this was different. I saw two other figures in her little house. I called my dad and my family and I checked it out. They thought it might be mice but we saw two Adorable baby guinea pigs with new mama Inca.
One of them, a boy, we named Aztec. The other, a girl, we named Maya. Aztec was all black with a little white on the tip of his nose. Maya was black and white.

We used to clean the guinea pig cage and take the guinea pigs outside to eat some fresh grass. Well, I guess we left them out a little too long. Aztec's black fur attracted the sun's rays and eventually was too hot. Too hot to live anymore.
We buried him in a cardboard box in the backyard. Someday I hope to go back to that house and see his grave.

Now I only have one precious piggy. I thought of myself as a Mom and Grandma. Inca was my baby and Maya and Aztec were my grandpigs. Now my grandpigs are gone and I'm grieving for my newly lost one.

I made this my laptop's desktop photo.
Sweet little Maya.

Inca and Maya together. They were always 
so sweet and cute. Now only one. Sniff.

I'll miss little Maya dearly. My last grandpig and not here anymore. My exotic babies. My little cuddly piggies. Learn to go on with Life without forgetting a loved one. Even a family pet.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Camera cases with style

What is one of the most important thing to have as a photographer besides the camera? Most likely it's the camera case.
My camera case has saved my camera from breaking and I'm grateful for that! I don't know what I'd do without it.
If you don't have some sort of case for your camera, you're going to need one. Soon. You know that your camera cannot protect itself from concrete, wood, and other hard things so a case is like a knights armor.
A case sort of 'cushions' your camera.

If you don't have a case or you think yours is getting outdated or just a little too old you will most likely need a new one.
Sturdiness is probably first. You have to make sure that something is worth the price before you buy.
You would have to choose between style, old-fashioned, or in-between. Then the pattern. Plaid? Stripes? Animal 'fur'?
And of course, the budget. The price is where someone might get disappointed. Say that a person has been shopping online for a new camera case. Well, after a long search the item is found. Everything about the case is as perfect as it can be and just when the person is about to click Buy......$89.00?!
Ouch! And, yes, it's true. Pricey, huh? has some stylish and sturdy camera cases/bags ranging from about $30.00 to about $250.00. also has some wonderful varieties of case. The one pictured below is one of my favorites. Maybe I should buy a new camera case like this one!
Note: Fits cameras 4 inches by 3 inches.

Of course, any sturdy camera case would do. It can be any kind you need. Just use your imagination.