Monday, August 23, 2010

Dogs and their People

I had the pleasure of photographing the annual fund raiser (Mutt Strut) for the local shelter in my area this past weekend.  It was a very cold, windy and drizzly day but bless their hearts the dogs with their people were out there to strut their stuff and help raise money for the animals still waiting for a permanent home.  I am so happy to be able to photograph this event and I love love love to take photos of people with their pets, the faces of both pet and human always seem so happy and relaxed when they are together.  As I was editing my photos I did notice one funny thing, how many people have a characteristic of their pet, so I was wondering if subconsciously this is how the decision to choose a particular animal is made by some.  Here are just a couple of photos where I thought human and canine looked like they were cut from the same cloth.

I would love to know why did you choose your pet, what was the one special thing that you saw in those eyes that said this is the one.  Also do you think you look like your pet, I have 5 dogs and I think I look a bit like all of them :)

 Notice the shape of the mouth
 Dressed in colors similar to dogs coat
 Notice beard and smile
 Hair on human falls like ears on dog
 Dressed in simliar color as dogs coat and dog and human have same stance
 Look at their hair
Look at the mustache on man and dog


  1. :-)
    :-)))))))))))))))))))) The first one is very funny!

  2. sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo adorable!! you really captured that well.

  3. i relish each captured dog and person nice to see your series ...

  4. i love animal fun days... we have one in Western Australia million paws walk and it soooo popular and great day for animal lovers