In this post, I decided to express and share with you about a facet of my life that is very important to me. I love animals. I always have and always will. Even before I was born, my parents had horses and other critters on our small hobby farm. So naturally, I have grown up around animals my whole life. Horses, cats, chickens, dogs, fish, salamanders and cows were all animals that I have been lucky enough to spend my childhood around. However, dogs are my favorite animal, and I can’t help but have a soft spot for them. Right before coming to college, my family and I had to put down our yellow lab of 12 years because of cancer. That was one of the saddest days of my life. I plan on buying a Golden doodle in May of this year to be a companion for me. And this is why I chose to do my collage on dogs. Not only are they my favorite animal, but I have been doing a lot of research on dog breeds lately and thought that it would be a great topic! In this collage, I included three puppy pictures. The main background picture is of two German shepherd puppies. The second picture is of an English bulldog puppy and the third is of a golden retriever puppy. I decided to make the German shepherd picture the background because it was my favorite picture. I layered the other two pictures on top of the German shepherd picture to create a collage effect. I also changed the shape of the second and third pictures to make it more visually appealing. I added some text to the collage. I did this because I wanted to create a central theme for my collage pictures to look and work well together. I also added another picture of a heart. I thought that it was a cute idea, and it added more visual stimulus to the collage. To tie everything together, I added a pink haze around the outside of the whole collage to make everything look nice, but I was careful to not get the pink haze overlapping the shadows that I added to the two small puppy pictures.