The Bothas ➳ Family Portraits / by Abigail Smith

Since I no longer have children at home and I have to direct my affections somewhere, my cats have become my children. They get special treats, tucked into bed, loved and kissed all day and yes... I do have "conversations" with them.
Rochelle & Wikus's staffies, Schnappi and Aldo, are the world to them, they are so loved and so responsive to that love. At one point during the session, Wikus said that when he thought of just how much he loved his dogs it made him wonder how much more he would love their children one day?

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.” 
~ Milan Kundera