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Picture of the Day - September 23, 2009

"You've GOT to be kidding me!"

Photo of 'Riley' all dressed up - and not a BIT happy about it!
Photo courtesy of Ron E. Trees.

For many of us, our pets are a huge part of our lives, and we love photographing them right along with everyone else in the family. Today's picture features one of those cherished "family" portraits. Here is photographer Ron Trees to tell us about it:
    "Now you tell me, have you ever seen a more pitiful look on a dogs

    This last weekend, my oldest daughter and son-in-law came to visit
    us bringing their dog, Riley, along with them. Our dogs are somewhat
    used to getting "dressed up", as it does happen from time to time,
    but for poor Riley, this was possibly his first time ever.

    He was enjoying life as he knew it when he was snatched up by my
    middle daughter and taken away. No one even noticed that he was
    gone, but when he returned, this is what we saw. He pretty much
    just sat there, not moving a muscle and you can see that he really
    was not happy with the situation at all. He was pretty excited when
    it was all removed. Just wait until mom and dad find out what was
    done just before leaving to go back home!

    Our pets truly become part of our home. They are part of everything
    that we do a lot of the time. I hope that they enjoy their time with
    us as much as we do theirs. I am sure that in this case, Riley was
    wondering what was wrong with his humans as they were acting pretty
    silly. I sure hope that I do not need a model release for this one, as I
    am sure that he will not sign one.

    We get lots of excellent photos here at that I so
    thoroughly enjoy!! My goal here is to bring a smile to your face today.
    Actually, I think it is Riley that has probably already done that."
       --Ron Trees
Be sure to visit Ron's online gallery where you'll find many of the photographs he has taken over the years.

Visitor Comments...
    Name: Rick Rouse
    Town: Abingdon, VA

    He has indeed Ron. Great picture - thanks for sharing it with us!
    Name: Ed Morrison
    Town: Dunwoody, GA

    Poor fellow...How cute!!!
    Name: Gordon Brugman
    Town: Gatlinburg, TN

    That is too funny, Ron! Itís probably a good thing your pets donít have opposable thumbs or you might wake up from a sound sleep to find yourself wearing a bunny suit! Thanks for the chuckle.
    Name: Cheria Rouse
    Town: Abingdon, VA

    We know all about that dressing up of the pets. To this day Amy still puts on some weird looking outfits on her dog Maya and she always did on Sage. I'm betting that Sage is up in heaven laughing at how funny Maya looks and thinking "Oh wow, better Maya than me". We do miss Sage and all those outfits and I'm sure he is happy to know that he wasn't the only one to have to look goofy at times.
    Name: Phyllis Helton
    Town: Bristol, VA

    Totally cool!!!

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