4 Ways to Capture the Moment With Your Pet

Now a days, there are so many ways to capture the moment with your pet. This is amazing because it gives us a way to chronicle the best memories.

Here are 4 of my favorite ways to capture memories!

1. Blogging! Although I have only been blogging for 1 year and a half, I have already stored so many beautiful memories in this blog in the form of both pictures and narratives. I encourage all pet parents to start a blog, so that in the future you can look back and relive these moments.

2. Scrapbook: Before graduate school, I used to put together scrapbooks. I am not sure that I would call myself a hardcore scrapbooker, but I have aspirations to be an excellent scrapbooker one day. In college I created the 3 pages below for my dogs, and they contain my favorite pictures of them. Rocky has since passed and it has been such a blessing to look back on pictures that remind me of his personality and the times we shared.

Jimmy-Scrapbook MauiScrapbook RockyScrapbook

3. Microblogging: What is microblogging? Microblogging has a lot of different definitions, but according to Merriam-Webster, “microblogging is blogging done with severe space or size constraints typically by posting frequent brief messages about personal activities” .   Basically, you can create a microblog on a variety of different mediums like Facebook, Instagram, or Tumblr. A microblog allows you to accumulate content (via photos or posts) in a pre-organized medium.

Microblogging defies the traditional definition of a blog. A blog, or microblog can be a great place to capture your photos and adventures.

4. Gallery Wall: If you spend any amount of time on Pinterest or Instagram, you have seen a gallery wall. What I love about building a gallery wall is that there are so many different things you can incorporate: silhouettes, prints, decals, quotes, photos, canvases, and much more. All of which can come together to represent your pet and their place in your life!

I went ahead and created a Gallery Wall Inspiration Pinterest Board for inspiration!

Follow My Kid Has Paws’s board Pet Gallery Wall Inspiration on Pinterest.

Please tell me, how do you capture moments with your pets?

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  1. Reply
    Patty
    January 26, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    A lot of great ideas. It’s so much easier nowadays to keep a record of things than in the “olden days.” A lot cheaper too 🙂
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    Michelle Wolff
    January 26, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    I loved making scrapbooks if pictures of my dogs. It was a really important part of my grieving process as they were all about the same ages they all died within 18 months of each other. Scrapbooking their photos was a valuable thing. Now I have 4 cats and take their pictures all the time 🙂
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  3. Great ideas. I have photos of my dogs and cats hung throughout my house.

    –Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats.
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    MattieDog
    January 26, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    All great ideas – it’s nice to hang animals pictures here and there and just see our little faces! It’ll cheer anyone up, if needed – for sure!
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    Jodi Chick (+ Kolchak & Felix too)
    January 26, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Having memories of our pets is so important. My favourite way is with custom art work. We have a ton of different art pieces featuring the dogs and I love it.
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    Tom
    January 26, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Hi Rachel its mom. It’s so nice to reminisce. I wish I had a larger property to have a lot more dogs.

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    Spencer the Goldendoodle
    January 26, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Loved this post!!! My mom just started getting into card making, so she really appreciates that time that was put into your scrapbooks!!! 🙂

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    Ruth Cox
    January 26, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    I have become obsessed with my dog blog and article writing about my dogs of late. I’ve a feeling some of my family and friends tire of the daily links! Will it stop me? No! 🙂

    I really want to do a gallery wall of my dogs, past and present. Thanks for that reminder. Oh, I mean in the house, not online this time!
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    Teri and her Blogging Cats
    January 26, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Love your ideas and the scrapbook is adorable! I go in Pinterest spurts but love it for animal photos, art, humor, accessories and more!

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    Cathy Armato
    January 26, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    The Gallery Wall is pretty cool, haven’t seen that before. I am like a lunatic w/ the camera, trying to chronicle every moment of our dogs’ lives – drives everyone nuts! I didn’t have a decent camera when my Husky was a puppy and I regret that we don’t have many good pics of her as a puppy. I wish I had that to do over again so I could get tons of pics & video of her as a puppy. You can’t get the puppy days back!
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    Rascal and Rocco
    January 26, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Beautiful scrapbook pages! I used to love to scrapbook, now I take more pics than ever, thanks to digital, but rarely go back through and look at them. Too much work to upload, order prints, organize. Ugh. They pretty much stay on my computer once I am forced to clear my phone storage, except for the few that make it to the blog.
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    Christine & Riley
    January 26, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    I love your idea about creating a gallery wall on pinterest! I definitely will have to do that! Thanks!!!
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    Mary @ Stale Cheerios
    January 27, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Great ideas!

    I have recently joined Instagram and am finding that it is such a fun way to capture day-to-day memories of my pets and the pets I work with.

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