I have five distinct animal personalities in my life. What they and I share is at times tenuous, though ultimately fulfilling. I struggle at times to appreciate their individual dialogues, and have found that photographing them helps me gain perspective on their own experiences. I argue that domestication is a gift and burden for the pet. We teach our animals the way of life, outlining our expectations for the relationship. What an interesting dynamic we create. So I photograph these moments, recording the mundanities of petdom, of the domestic life. Yet when I create conversation to their posturing I discover the true stories, their stories - their moments, their perspective, and the unsettling discovery that I may not be the one in control. *if you're reading this on mobile, flip your phone or tablet horizontal to read the photo captions.