This animated gif comes from a video I took when my family surprised my Oma with a dog on Christmas. My grandpa was diagnosed with Alzheimer's a few years ago, and my Oma has been his caretaker. After being married for 58 years, this situation has caused her a great deal of stress and loneliness. To help with both of these issues, my family decided to surprise her with a dog. At first, we told her we were just watching our neighbor's dog. Then, as she was holding the dog, we told her it was actually her Christmas present. The look on her face is priceless. I wanted my gif to offer a glimpse into my life and emphasize how much I value and love my family.
To create this animated gif, I uploaded the one-minute-long video using QuickTime Player and then uploaded it to Adobe Photoshop. In photoshop, I cut the video down to the particular part that I wanted to use. I limited the video to every four frames to speed it up. Finally, I saved the video as a GIF file and embedded it into my website.