Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge…All ears

Posted: November 28, 2016 in Animals
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As November comes to a close, we’re given the opportunity to choose our theme for Sally’s challenge.  I’ve chosen “Animals”, so that I could feature this fetching canine that caught my eye one day while we were driving.  S/he looks very intent, but there’s just something about a dog with its head out, smelling all those smells we can’t and feeling the wind in its face, that makes me smile.

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
~Josh Billings

© janet m. webb 2016

“A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty.”
~John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog

  1. A fabulous photo of a wonderful dog, thank you for sharing Janet!☺

  2. Thanks for the early morning dose of animal love…Happy Photo Challenge.

  3. usarmywise20 says:

    They may be man’s best friend but they sure make great companions too!!

  4. Laura says:

    Great photo!

  5. Dan Antion says:

    I love watching their noses in the breeze.

    • My grandfather’s dog on the farm always liked to ride in the back of the pickup, running from side to side, sticking his head out. I know it’s not supposed to be good for their ears to have their heads out the windows, but they look so happy doing it.


      • Dan Antion says:

        Out first dog loved to ride in my truck. She was so happy to ride in the cab with me, with her head out the window. Subsequent dogs, via contracts with the breeders, had to be crated or restrained while in a vehicle. I know the reasons why, but I’ve never seen a dog as happy as our first one when I would ask her if she wanted to go for a ride.

  6. thirdeyemom says:

    I’m just waiting for my puppy to get easier! He has taken up so much time! I didn’t expect how much work it would be. He needs a lot and lot of exercise but he is cute! 🙂

  7. Angeline M says:

    I love the color and clarity in the forefront with the car and dog; then by contrast, the sort of abstract feel to the background. Great photo!

  8. Jane Lurie says:

    Very fun capture, Janet. 🙂

  9. vbholmes says:

    Great photo, and fun title.

  10. Joyce says:

    We have both the book and movie of Marley and Me, and is one of our favorites. We had a pure bred Labrador for 10 years that was just precious to us and lived a good long life with us until we had to put him down as he had a brain tumor, had epileptic attacks, etc. and there was no hope. A year later we got Maggie, a mix of Chou and Australian cattle dog that is such a deer, and interestingly she looks a bit like the dog in your picture above with ears almost as big that point straight up to the sky. 🙂 There is none more loyal than a dog who loves you more than you love yourself. 🙂

    • Joyce, we’ve never had a dog of our own, but as you know, I think, we fostered several rescue pit bulls at various times. They were so full of love and the joy of life.


      • Joyce says:

        Yes, I thought that was true (about fostering them). I know that sometimes they can get a bad reputation because of bites, etc. from some that have come from bad homes or owners, but I have seen so many good ones that have had shown a gentleness and friendliness toward people. And I have loved looking a the videos and pictures of those with a sweet and gentle nature. I saw some of those I think that you have posted, maybe?

      • I’ve posted photos of our fosters before and I’ve shared things about pits on FB, too.

      • Joyce says:

        I remember them. They looked like such sweet, affectionate dogs.

  11. Joyce says:

    I forgot to mention that our dear lab was a yellow one, (Titus Maximus) and the second of two labs we owned with the first one being a black one, (Blackjack) and was just as special and lived for 13 yrs. Labradors are one of the very best breeds to own.

  12. Tina Schell says:

    Awww, how very sweet. Love that quote and the photo is simply perfect!

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