For this assignment I am doing a photo essay. In this blog a narrative from my family members is collected and these narratives focus on the pet-human relations. A focus is placed on kinship, friendship and the emotional connectedness my family and friends feel towards these domestic pets. According to Haraway (2007:8-9), there is a constructive and historical relationship that dogs have with human beings. Haraway has a notion called the companion species. She describes the companion species as living with animals, as the truth of the relationships are trying to be told. She also describes active history and co-habiting as the work of companion species (Haraway 2007:20). Haraway (2007:20) states that there “cannot be just one companion species”.
Kumba: The Loving Cat:
Milo: The loyal dog:
Amy: The shy cat:
Loka: The leader of the household:
Domestic pets change lives and bring happiness and love to a household as seen in the photo essay. They are wonderful and loving.
Word count: 687.
Haraway, D. 2007. The Companion Species Manifesto: dogs, people, and significant otherness. Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press.