Last Friday, my husband indulged me in a sunset drive along the dog photo trail. We had beautiful weather so I was hoping to find some of my favorite dogs outside. I have a horrible sense of direction which means I often can’t find what I’m looking for, but also means that I frequently stumble upon the unexpected. I stumbled upon today’s dog while looking for another dog who I was “sure” lived near where I found this dog (turns out, the dog I was searching for lived about 5 miles away in the opposite direction – oopsy!). If being lost means that I find more dogs, I am all for getting lost!
I am calling this dog Red Alert Dog. He is reddish in color, and boy, did he sound the alarms when we stopped to photograph him! He lives on a dusty country side road in a rural area. Out here, you need a good dog to warn you of strangers who come calling, and Red Alert Dog was doing a good job of that. Observing him made me think of the varied roles dogs play in our lives, which inspired the words included in today’s piece of photo-art. It was clear to me that Red Alert Dog is filling all of these roles for his family. And I’m excited to have him on my dog photo trail (now if I can just find him again!).