Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Dogs And Owners

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Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the weirdest of them all?

I must be poorly socialized or full of existential angst or just a snob or something. I would no sooner do something like this than watch an episode of Duck Dynasty.  Everybody here is just out having some fun with their dogs but while I'd shoot the event, I wouldn't walk in it. My shoes are cleaner that way. And besides, I don't have a dog.                                 

Don't know if it's the same in New Orleans, but the Mardi Gras colors here are purple, green and yellow. Seems a bit bilious, which I guess is appropriate for the occasion. The big gigantic crazy parade is this Saturday. There is an other parade next Tuesday night on the actual evening before Ash Wednesday. Never got out to shoot that one before but it starts right in front of our new office building so no excuses.                      

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8 comments:

Jilly said...

Too funny! What outfits. Well I too don't dress up my dogs and never have but I know people have the best fun doing it and, as with dog showing, a dog feels he is working and after all, that's what a dog was originally bred for. The little ones, of course, just love the attention!

cieldequimper said...

It's harmless enough fun I suppose, but it is beyond me...

Gunn said...

I have never ever seen anything like this.
A big SMILE from me.

Gosh......

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

In St. Louis even the dogs wear Cardinals' caps.

Luis Gomez said...

These are funny. Great shots Bob. Wonderful costumes.

William Kendall said...

I find myself wondering what that dog in the last shot is thinking...

Stefan Jansson said...

Poor dogs. Some people are weird.

Nathalie Beaumes said...

The guy and dog in purple in the bottom photo win first prize as far as I'm concerned.

As for participating, perhaps you ought to sniff a line, borrow a dog and join in - perhaps it would be a life-changing experience? Don't ask me to come with you though :)