Canada-based photographer Rohit Saxena celebrates the softer side of "Star Wars" with a series of photos for the Ottawa Humane Society of Stormtroopers, Tusken Raiders and Imperial spies posing with adoptable bunnies, cats, dogs and even guinea pigs.
Just because they live in tents in the desert doesn't
mean Tusken Raiders can't take care of cats. But don't expect them to be able
to get all that sand out of their pets' fur.
Stormtroopers may never be able to locate the right
droids, but leave it to this Imperial trooper to find the perfect pet. Here's
hoping this cat is rewarded with a mouse droid.
"To me, the important thing is telling a fun and positive story about
what animals shelters are and do, and the animals you'll meet there,"
photographer Rohit Saxena told CNET's Crave blog. "That said, I also love that it worked out that we had
more 'Star Wars' villains, and that we got to see their soft and fun
To celebrate May the Fourth, Rohit Saxena photographed cosplayers from charity group the 501st Legion dressed
as a Stormtrooper, a Tusken Raider and Imperial informant Garindan holding cute cats, dogs, bunnies and guinea pigs to promote adopting pets in Canada.
Even though Garindan spies for
the Imperial forces, he still makes time to hug a rabbit. We're just wondering how
he's going to get all the white hair off his black outfit.