Just a quick mention about some of the images on here:
We upgraded our Fotki account to a paid one yesterday - that's the good news.
Some of the images on the Shelter Diaries web log aren't showing up properly now - that's the... well, not so good news.
I'll keep an eye out over the next few days to see if things smooth out. If not, I'll think of some clever, overcomplicated "Plan B".
Also, I wanted to mention one thing specifically to the rescue groups that are bending the very fabric of space and time to sweep some of these (and so many other) animals out of certain doom and into someone's life. If you are sponsoring any animal appearing in our blog or gallery, you are welcome to use our images to help get them to the homes that they deserve.*
Well, I wanted to mention that, and the fact that you guys are big ol' heroes, every last one of you.
*NOTE: The photos we take are most certainly not intended to be used in the context of some of the libelous, hateful campaigns that well-meaning yet misguided people have been indulging in against various shelters and rescues, and the people involved in them. We volunteer at a "kill shelter," and applaud the efforts of the folks who break their own hearts day after day for the chance to save as many cast-off, "undesireable," abused, and otherwise forsaken animals as they can. Shelter Diaries most certainly will not take it lightly if you try to use our hard work against them.
Also, if you crosspost our blog entries, we humbly ask that you include the entire text of the entries; we love all of these animals like they were our own, but it is both dishonest and (in the end) potentially harmful to the animals and adoptors to 'sugar-coat' the rough edges of their personalities. Adoptions are relationships, not products. Thank you all, and let's keep on trying to make these animals proud of us.