A Boy and his Dog

He has told me a thousand times over that

I am his reason for being: by the way he

rests against my leg; by the way he thumps

his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he

shows his hurt when I leave without taking him.

(I think it makes him sick with worry when he

is not along to care for me.)

When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive.

When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile.

When I am happy, he is joy unbounded.

When I am a fool, he ignores it.

When I succeed, he brags.

Without him, I am only another man. With him,

I am all-powerful.

— Gene Hill

34 comments on “A Boy and his Dog”

  1. Nice contrast, great colours and angle. Love the dog, it’s so cute!

  2. The man definitely has the look of a boy at heart and would make a great portrait alone. The pup is cute and obviously the center of attention. A fine image, Elaine.

  3. great portrait (of both of them!)

  4. Great capture Elaine, love the poem as well — he really looks as though he cares for his dog.. Well done

  5. L’heure du thรฉ en bonne compagnie !

  6. great capture of the two of them, I like that the guy is looking at the dog, which fits so well with the poem you chose to go with this shot

  7. Wow Elaine! This is a great storytelling shot! I love the post processing here, the Xprocessed colours and mood. Nice work!

  8. I agree with BLUECHAMEELON!Super shot!Bravo Elaine!

  9. It’s clear to see they are wonderful companions. A fine display of the affection they provide one another.:-)

  10. Excellent capture ! funny and superb composition

  11. Man and his best friend. Wonderful!!!!

  12. that’s not a boy.. lol! cute dog though! he’s pugalicious.. ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. Greeeeaaaat capture! I like the man’s hand holding the cigarette, and that mug. Is that the dog’s mug or the master’s mug?

  14. very nice moment you catch here – exzcellent work

  15. And that’s exactly why he’s man’s best friend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Great picture, love the appearant connection betgween the man and the dog. Very nice processing, the vignette suits the picture well.Well done ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. freakin awesome capture… but I think this should read… and dog and his boy. That dog looks like he’s in control.

  18. Really nice Candid shot. I like how the Dog has everyone’s attention and seems to be loving it.

  19. Two old friends, it’s a lovely picture.

  20. Love the face on those dogs. Great capture of man and his dog. Like the vertical lines and the framing. Nice one Elaine.

  21. Une ravissante scรจne joliment saisie.

  22. I love the composition on this one Elaine. It is cool how the dog is looking right into the camera and the old guy is looking at the dog. The cups look like they are for the dog and not the guy.Well Done!

  23. It’s a Kodak moment:-) Great capture. I can tell that man spoils the dog and just look at that loyal face.

  24. This is great Elaine!I like the idea that the dog has its own cup standing next to the mug. It just lacks the cigarette ;-)Great work

  25. What a face!

  26. True best friends! Nicely captured

  27. Great composition. He looks like a faithful friend, too.

  28. you got me with this one, Elaine! I absolutely adore my dog and I’m missing her so much just reading your little poem! great story telling with an adorable middle ground!:)

  29. lovely shot of man and his best friend – I really like their expressions and the way you have captured the positive energy between them.

  30. greta evreyday shot!

  31. Wonderful shot!

  32. Wonderful shot and so sweet text!We like that he focus on the dog and not you…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  33. The look on the man’s face is as though he is waiting for the dog to do something. Great composition and tones

  34. wow, what a special photo. You really have great shots!

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