Saturday, December 16, 2006

Man's Best Friend


I didn't get the light right with the dog and owner, but I wanted you to see this! I've seen the two of them biking around the neighborhood before but wasn't able to stop to speak to them. Today I chased them down the street. The man was very gracious and seemed to be on an errand so I didn't get much information from him as I didn't want to delay him further after he willingly posed for me. His canine friend hopped off the cart--didn't seem to be handicapped. There has to be a story behind this, and no doubt I'll find out sometime in the future when I see them again.
Today in Minnesota History: 1889- The Minneapolis Public Library opens. (Reference: MNHS:ORG)

17 comments:

  1. What a beautiful dog! I'll be interested to hear the story when you can get it.

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  2. beaux portraits, c'est sympathique de poser pour toi.
    bon weeck end


    beautiful portraits, it is sympathetic nerve to pose for you. good weeck end

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  3. How nice that he stopped for you. I wonder what the story is. The dog is beautiful and usually they pull the sled not ride on it. Looking forward to an explanation.

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  4. I've just seen Ming's cute dog all dressed up in NYC and now yours - that's fun! I definitely thought that the dog was handicapped. If he isn't... well I'd love to get the full story!!!

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  5. Like Carol, I want to know the story on this one. Maybe he is just a lucky dog...his owner lets him go,,,and the owner likes to bike.

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  6. i am very curious of the story behind, too. Its amazing to see the dog carries like this:)

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  7. mmm...really curious about some story behind this 2 nice friends.
    :))
    they all look very nice.
    nice shot, kate!!

    have a nice weekend.

    jing
    shanghai daily photo

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  8. Yes, please find out more...although in my community I see a couple taking a walk every morning pushing a baby stroller with two shitzu dogs inside...Bizzare.
    Good for you for chasing them down - maybe I'll get up my courage one day to ask my couple for a photo op.

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  9. Cool! Thanks for doing this, Kate! That is a gorgeous dog, and like everyone else, I can't wait to hear more about these companions.

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  10. that's a beautiful dog, glad you managed to stop them for a photo shoot =)

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  11. Ah yes, dogs are pretty nice people -- and I'm in favor of giving them the "royal treatment" whenever possible... Lucky dog... And it's obvious that the dog enjoys the ride... A bicycle powered canine rickshaw... Life for a dog doesn't get any better ...

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  12. That's a great catch Kate! Looking forward to...'the rest of the story..'!

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  13. I lvoe those dogs! I look forward to hearing the story behind it, because you are right... there has to be one!

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  14. S/he does look healthy. perhaps the master is going somewhere further and didnt want to leave him/her behind?

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  15. That dog is so beautiful. I'm curious about its story!

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  16. I'm going to guess about "the story". The man got the dog because he needed to increase the amount of exercise he got. The dog doesn't like to go for walks. The man's wife said, "Honey, now you made a promise that if I'd let you get a dog, you'd do more exercise." So this is the compromise the dog and his man worked out.

    annie

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  17. Kate, this is a wonderful image from Saint Paul and I enjoyed the story behind it. I did post a similar image on December 14th; I called 'Cycling the dogs'.

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