Sunday, September 27, 2009

Dog in pouch


The annual Fort King festival was held in Ocala last weekend. We'll provide much more information about this festival along with a number of photographs in the coming days. This gentleman and his dog were enjoying the sights and graciously consented to having their picture taken. I neglected to get his name, so if he sees this, I want to say "Thank you!"

Nikon D300, f/4.5, 1/250 sec, ISO 200.

41 comments:

Kcalpesh said...

Wow, not seen something like this before! Have only seen people carrying kids, kangaroo style :-)

Good one!

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Don and Krise said...

Great shot Jacob. I love these types of photos. Your shot here reminds me of Steffe's photo/interviews.

Lee Spangler said...

Thanks as usual for your kind words to me and especially to Astoria Daily photo. RE: moving to the NW. Of course you'd like it but you can be lonely or happy almost anywhere, Besides if I recall your children and grandchildren live in Fla. It is nice to be near family most of the time. Re: The photo. The guy has such a funny look on his face. It resembles, no surprise, the dog's expression.

Memphis MOJO said...

It looks like he's having fun, and the dog looks so relaxed. Looking forward to hearing and seeing more about the festival.

melanie said...

L'homme a le visage pointu ... comme son petit chien !

Bergson said...

people are crazy about their dogs

Vogon Poet said...

This guy is perfect, in his own way, dog in pouch included. Very nice portrait.

Olivier said...

original ce sac à chien ;o))
original this bag to dog; o))

cieldequimper said...

Kangaroo is the name, I think!

James said...

That is just too cute. I bet he's a "chick magnet"

magiceye said...

this is so sweet!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

The Dog is so beautiful !! What a great way !!Unseen Rajasthan

Bibi said...

Cute. I once looked into a sling for Bibi, but she was too heavy in it. So she walks!

Jim K said...

Just call him the Florida guy. I like the dog, I need to get me a little one like that to carry around.

B SQUARED said...

The dog certainly seems to be enjoying the ride.My dogs would not take to this at all.

Leif Hagen said...

If you were as clever as our friend Steffe, you would have found out the dog's name, dog's breed, dog's age, dog's favorite food! And then there's the guy's name, guy's occupation, how long has he lived in Ocala, does he have other dogs, etc etc.
You just have to ask MORE questions and stop being so gosh darn shy!

Jacob said...

@ Safe Leif - I'se so sorry, but I'se scared of peoples and doggies.

Jacob said...

@ B Squared - I went home and tried it with our 70-lb Golden Retriever. Fell flat on my face and couldn't get up for hours!

Small City Scenes said...

Even the dog seems to enjoy this type of outing. I wonder though. MB

Bob Poris said...

I thought it was a case of indecent exposure.

Lois said...

It looks like the two of them have done this many times before. The dog looks so comfortable!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

OH! How utterly CUTE! Fun and funny, nice capture. :-D

Halcyon said...

I just think there is something wrong about people literally "walking" their dogs.

jusdealem said...

Precious pooch! The owner looks very happy to be there, too. Great portrait!

Frank said...

Jacob, I had to swing the laptop screen away from the snippy Dr. Porter, the royal Peke presence at my feet (and that's only because he can't jump up onto his silk pillow.) If he saw this contraption I'd be sunk. The ankle biting would certainly begin until he was cozy and being hauled about. No way my friend.

Jacob said...

@ Halcyon - I think sometimes for little dogs it's safer...they could easily get trampled on the ground in a crowd...

Allison said...

My neighbor friend, Peg, has three smaller dogs, one of which, Molly, sits in pouch just like this when she walks all three. You see, Molly isn't a lover of other dogs and she gets a bit snippy with others if she's on leash! Quite comical to see, actually!

Prospero said...

Jacob, the little dog looks like a Papillon. Do you see the resemblance?

Jarart said...

That is a cute one. I guess fine minds think alike....I have a dog post today too. :)

Per Stromsjo said...

Now that dog surely knows how to find himself an elevated position in life!

Asta said...

Hi Jacob,

So cute!-:)
The dog looks as if he enjoys the ride......

Best regards
Asta

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The dog looks right at home!

Dan J. said...

A great portrait of an interesting duo. My dogs are spoiled, no doubt..... but they do have to walk for themselves.......

A great capture Jacob. Makes me laugh.

Jacob said...

@ Dan J. - Thanks. Do you know that the comment form on your blog is "closed"?

Jacob said...

@ Prospero - Yes, I do. Now I wished I'd asked so to be sure!

Eamon said...

Look at that paw - she is one spoilt liddle lady!

Cezar and Léia said...

I liked a lot this idea! Let me try it with little Luna! :)
Léia

Jacob said...

@ Leia - Ha, ha. I'd like to see you try that with Luna! :-))

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Hehe, funny picture! There is this quote dogs have owners, cats have staff. I think it should be rewritten into something like big dogs have owners, small dogs and cats have stuff. Too funny that the guy is carrying his dog around.

Marie-Noyale said...

Someone is very comfortable!!

BeachILike said...

The dog seems very happy!


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