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Not another bloody song

Not much to say about this really. The dog belongs to a rather famous busker in York, he sits loyaly on a chair beside the the artist, and he sing/howls on command.

 

I dug this one out of the archive, it was taken in April 2005. I was reminded of it because I passed this busker with a new dog the other day and entered into a conversation with him, sadly this dog called "Wally" has passed away.

 

all the best. mal

Not another bloody song

Not much to say about this really. The dog belongs to a rather famous busker in York, he sits loyaly on a chair beside the the artist, and he sing/howls on command.

 

I dug this one out of the archive, it was taken in April 2005. I was reminded of it because I passed this busker with a new dog the other day and entered into a conversation with him, sadly this dog called "Wally" has passed away.

 

all the best. mal

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Beijing
  • 12 Dec 2010, 09:02
He looks in fine voice here, Mal...just croaked one day, I suppose, and so his busker said "you are done, Laddie!".
  • iris
  • hamburg
  • 12 Dec 2010, 10:10
"One Man and His Dog" came to my mind instantly. Oh.. and Wallace and Gromit
Well, the relationship between a man and his dog is such a unique one. One never gets tired of the companionship that dogs offer and dogs, for their part, remain ever faithful.
It's an expressive portrait of Wally, Mal. I'm sure the busker would dedicate a song to you if you showed this to him.
  • Codrin
  • Romania
  • 12 Dec 2010, 11:04
Thanks for reminding me to look and listen once more to one of my favorite concerts (well, kind of smile no public there, almost) Pink Floyd's Live at Pompeii which ends with a wonderful dog, being the real star... smile Have a beautiful Sunday!
  • tom
  • Germany
  • 12 Dec 2010, 11:48
The dog's expression transports a kind of enthusiasm.
Aaawww,

But dang awesome capture grin
That is quite an expression on the pup. I think it was opera.
  • Codrin
  • Romania
  • 12 Dec 2010, 12:13
I thought this was a snap from when you went to the Blue Peter studios to collect your badge and Shep the dog wanted to lick your face.


richard
Poor old wally. Never did get to round up those sheep and ride around in the back of a beaten up Landrover
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Dec 2010, 09:08
Excellent use of DOF. I also have one of these scottish pointer dogs. Very clever. You choose how many fingers you hold up and he will bark/count the number of fingers.
Beautiful shot of their typical attentive pose.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Dec 2010, 16:48
What a vivid dog- its intense eyes you couldn't resist - they look somehow human and intelligent, but its mouth might give me a feel of a perilous beast awakening my latent dogphoby (after I was once biten by a dog and nearly died from a sepsis). The skin/coat of the dog looks so soft and gentle that I wished to cuddle it - only on the picture, of course! A fine character study!- The busker might remember melancholically his Wally (a female name?) if he looks at this photo.
  • brian
  • Australia
  • 16 Dec 2010, 06:42
Weird and scary - sort of!
Sounds like "The Hound dog" by Elvis to me.
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 30 Dec 2010, 20:33
I used to have a dog just like this one. Special creatures they are. Great expression. I am sure Wally is missed. I think of mine from time to time.
Aaahhh, gotta love it! smile Happy New Year, Mal!
  • eva
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Jan 2011, 23:31
The best shot of a beautiful border collie I've ever seen! Truly amazing!

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