Animals on the Scene
The hottest animal events of the summer... only in Animal Scene!
Summer was the season for animal-related events, and we enjoyed meeting you, our readers, and people involved in the local animal scene, at the events we were able to cover. We appreciated your requests for more photos and easier-to-read articles, your questions about various pets, and the suggestions for articles and reader features. You’ll see our managing editor Jeff working with our next cover animal in the photos above. He’s responsible for our gorgeous covers, and his keen eye is the reason why you enjoy our photos. You’ll also notice subtle yet more attractive and more readable changes in our layout style. That’s the work of Sheryl, our graphics artist. And of course there are our contributors, without whom much of the articles here would not be complete. Our little team happily throws ourselves into our work because there is so much to see and learn―and not just from the animals, but also from you, our readers. Now, in an era where interesting photos quickly go viral―and just as quickly disappear from the social landscape―we’re opening our pages for a more permanent record of your amazing pet photos. What are we looking for? No ordinary selfies, please! We want photos taken by YOU that tell stories about the animals in them: have you captured your pet doing something funny, touching, or amazing? How about photos you took that illustrate the bond between animals and humans? We’d also love to see situations you’ve snapped involving animals that make people smile or touch people’s hearts. Now turn to page 49 to learn how to make the scene with Animal Scene and your one-of-a-kind photos! And what would Animal Scene be without its features? In this issue, we have the adorable Keeshond (and I am happy to say I got to kiss him during his cover shoot!), the swimming scorpion, the nature aquarium, how to maximize attendance during a pet fair, how to care for your cat’s teeth, a feature on FIP―A deadly feline disease against which there is no vaccine, as of yet― and more. We hope to reach out and educate through our content, and we hope you can continue reaching back to us to let us know what you like and what we can improve. We also hope to introduce a few new columnists and writers to you soon! Do keep sending in comments, requests, and suggestions. Please let us know about what you’d like to read about in Animal Scene by dropping us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re a work in progress, after all, and we’d like you to be very much a part of it.