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It's A Dog's Life

Posted by
Bettina (Los Angeles, United States) on 11 September 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

I was driving through a parking lot, passing a 99cent store, when I saw this dog tied up on a leash, yapping and leaping to be freed from his leash, waiting for his owner inside. Every once in a while he gave up trying to be freed and he sat, just looking around. There was nothing much else to see but the posters in the clothing store window...

NIKON D60 1/13 second F/4.5 ISO 200 165 mm (35mm equiv.)

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Hahaha! : )))

11 Sep 2010 5:01am

Gary from Cochise County, United States

What to choose, what to choose.

11 Sep 2010 5:15am

rem_la from Villiers, France

lui aussi, il s'interesse aux filles en petite tenue !!

11 Sep 2010 5:17am

Punit from Wanderer, India

Haha...! Every dog has its day..!!

11 Sep 2010 5:31am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Food or sex, sex or food. Food first-then sex, or sex first and food in my basket?-decisions decisions

11 Sep 2010 6:01am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Every dog has its day:) Nicely captured

11 Sep 2010 6:04am

k@ from Paris, France

Hustler Salad, ha ! What a rich colorful fun in this image, so much to see & smile at/with and it sure explains itself ;) Thanks a lot for the great grin for the week-end, i wish you a quiet one (as a cat life ;)))

11 Sep 2010 6:09am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Awesome capture! There's a lot going on in this image.

11 Sep 2010 6:22am

Dana from Burbank, United States

Hungry ol' dog. Maybe he'll go for some salad ;p.

11 Sep 2010 6:32am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Oh, good one...the story here could go many ways. But he is definitely on the outside looking in.
A good chuckle. Needed that ! Thanks, Bettina.

11 Sep 2010 7:04am

STEED from Somewhere, France

Lookink at"Hustler" before looking at food..........IT'S A BOY !!!

11 Sep 2010 7:18am

Cruz from exurbia, United States

Bettina, you did it again! Great shot...and a good laugh too. Let me think, the dog!

11 Sep 2010 7:27am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

So what attracted you to the scantily clad models? Great capture.

11 Sep 2010 7:36am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

hahha!!! sweet.. faithfull friend!!

11 Sep 2010 7:41am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Ah, ah like this very funny scene !! Well seen Bettina. A difficult choice, even for a human being... :-))

11 Sep 2010 8:05am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Oh dear... one thing is sure, that's a male dog :))) You really made me laugh Bettina, soooo funny !
Have a wonderful weekend :)

11 Sep 2010 8:30am

Ddo from Verdun, France

I know men dreaming of this dog's life :) love coulours here

11 Sep 2010 8:42am

trilliana from Munich, Germany

lol. what a funny find. this guy is really in trouble, make a choice for what is behind a glass wall. life's bad :-)))

11 Sep 2010 9:27am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

An excellent rich combination of pictures within the picture all tied together by the dog:)

11 Sep 2010 9:47am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

LOL!!! What a great find - very well spotted and captured! Like you've said... it says it all... lol! He was definitely not looking at the food ;)

11 Sep 2010 11:13am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Mdrrr .. too great image, he does not know where to look, the food or the girls :)) Nice day.

11 Sep 2010 11:36am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful picture. These dogs , waiting in front of stores are my favorites .
Gorgeous colors and clarity of the image .

11 Sep 2010 12:05pm

clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States

Sane dog in an insane world. His anxiety is palpable and for good reason. Great shot and perfect for it that he is black against all that color

11 Sep 2010 12:25pm

songhorse from north carolina, United States

oh, i needed this. wonderful catch :)

11 Sep 2010 1:19pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Excellent ! This dog... It's meeee !

11 Sep 2010 1:23pm

Fokkio from Netherlands

Wow! What a capture. This dog knows what's beautiful. I love this picture.
Have a nice weekend :-)

11 Sep 2010 1:26pm

Zoltan from Toronto, Canada

Ha. Also: Hustler Apparel? Isn't that an oxymoron, even if it is just bikinis?

11 Sep 2010 2:00pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Wonderful color sin the store front, I almost feel sorry for dogs when I see them like this

thanks for your visit, I just added links to another shot of the same but more dramatic

11 Sep 2010 2:21pm

Don from spokane, United States

He makes a nice street capture. I like this very much.

11 Sep 2010 2:46pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

interesting shot :)

11 Sep 2010 2:54pm

hadi from shiraz, Iran

Yes you are absolutely right!!!
so strange...

11 Sep 2010 3:15pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

making the best of a difficult situation

11 Sep 2010 3:19pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful and funny composition ,great tones of color !!
five stars !
kiss !

11 Sep 2010 3:42pm

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran

Beautiful picture

11 Sep 2010 3:58pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5******

11 Sep 2010 4:02pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

haha! excellent shot my friend!!
i think her owner is a girl...for the clothes shop!:))

11 Sep 2010 4:03pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Well seen ! Cheers

11 Sep 2010 4:09pm

melocoton from Spain

eres una fabulosa fotografa urbana, genial

11 Sep 2010 4:31pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

LOL..probably thinking..strange animal behaviour at this place:)
Remarkable spotted and captured!

11 Sep 2010 4:47pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

The picture says it all. ;)

11 Sep 2010 4:53pm

@Larry Lefever: ;))

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

I always feel sorry for them.... it may sound stupid but when once in a while I have left one of my dogs waiting outside of a store I knew they felt abandoned...maybe because they are rescued dogs.... Dunno...I just feel guilty.

11 Sep 2010 4:58pm

roeb from rotterdam, Netherlands

i am glad dogs can't read, otherwise he'd need a shrink

11 Sep 2010 5:34pm

@roeb: Haha!

Gloutonnerie Visuelle from PARIS, France

Attractive scene, raised well a worried wait

11 Sep 2010 6:04pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

cool :)

11 Sep 2010 6:29pm

silver from k, Iran

we say he lived such a doggy life he got used to it i think he is the same

11 Sep 2010 6:33pm

DomLortha from Roanne, France

Very funny picture, so colorful! I like it.
Have a nice day.

11 Sep 2010 7:26pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I used to work with a lady years ago and he would always tell the guys "You're such a DOG!" Is this what she meant? This is a great and "uplifting" image Bettina!! Too funny!

11 Sep 2010 7:32pm

Manola from Bassens, France

... One good(property) bell posts(shows) to calm this dog of the women in town clothes: that calms down!!!!

11 Sep 2010 7:41pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

He was probably barking every time he saw her in the window. It's a good animal study. I think it might look even stronger in black and white though I really like the food cartons in the window next door and the colors.

11 Sep 2010 8:06pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

He's looking at the posters as a true wolf :)

11 Sep 2010 8:22pm

Gonzalo Sirgo from Tarragona, Spain

is ir really a bad life??

11 Sep 2010 8:42pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

A good way to take patience ;))

11 Sep 2010 8:51pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

ha - they are SO attentive aren't they as each moment passes - thinking the next one that walks out will be his owner or maybe he'll just catch a tiny glimpse of him or her in the window- You can just feel the anticipation is his posture! Meanwhile - lots of terrific colors and textures to look at. Love it.

11 Sep 2010 8:59pm

ZeWill68 from Murviel les Béziers, France

In my seconf life I wanna be a dog...

11 Sep 2010 11:09pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

He got all excited by the Hustler apparel! So would I. ;-) Neat shot.

12 Sep 2010 12:19am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, Canada

He is probably wanting Doggie girl photos.

12 Sep 2010 2:38am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

fantastic point of view! Great humor!

12 Sep 2010 8:51am

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom

very funny!

12 Sep 2010 10:15am

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

The more I see this the bigger the smile, I understand and sympathize with him.

12 Sep 2010 10:53am

S from Sala al Barro, Italy

Just great capture! I love this one :D

14 Sep 2010 4:24pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

excellent !

16 Sep 2010 8:11pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

I'd never leave my dog by itself in a public place like this. There are just too many bad people around.

19 Sep 2010 4:27pm

1/13 second
ISO 200
165 mm (35mm equiv.)