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Old Mar 11, 2010, 7:35 PM   #1
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Default A couple of Chato shots.

Chato and I are the same age, and after a hard day of work, I fall down on the sidewalk and pass out. Apparently he too gets tired of guarding our entire block, and needs a break...



While I usually walk Chato without a leash on the side streets, I always put him on a leash whenever I'm on a main avenue. Not because he's going to do anything, but because his sudden appearance on a busy main drag can cause apprehension. In this shot, while the street wasn't busy, I had to let him go for a few seconds. Turning around I decided to take a shot of him, only to see this poor guy stopped dead in his tracks. I apologized to this guy later, but he was merely relieved at not becoming Wolf food...



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Old Mar 11, 2010, 10:19 PM   #2
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Good companions, but why there's always a chick in your night photos?
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I think Chato is just a chick magnet. And he likes to come out a play at night.
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Yeah guys, it's almost impossible to take a shot of Chato without a woman in it, if there are woman around. He is definititly a "Chick Magnet," the only difference between him and other such dogs, is that the woman in question simply don't see me, only him...

Here's a 100 percent crop of his effect on men...



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Yeah guys, it's almost impossible to take a shot of Chato without a woman in it, if there are woman around. He is definititly a "Chick Magnet," the only difference between him and other such dogs, is that the woman in question simply don't see me, only him...

Here's a 100 percent crop of his effect on men...



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heheheh... kinda like "Oh, crap!"
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heheheh... kinda like "Oh, crap!"
This poor guy was asking himself, "Who let the dogs out," because there was Chato, an apparent escapee run-away, loose, obviously dangerous, and standing twenty feet away, and heading in his direction. The leash, hanging down from the dog, lent versimilitude to the illusion. I had to apologise to the poor fellow...

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Thanks for another fun series - always enjoyable.

"Chato's effect on men." Ha!
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Thank's for posting these shots Dave - the guy just looks like he's ready to run

EDIT: This is post #500 from maggo85
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Thanks for another fun series - always enjoyable.

"Chato's effect on men." Ha!
He, hehehe...

I've noticed over the years that people, whether men or woman, (for some unknown reason ) are much readier to assume that Chato is "friendly" if he appears to have an owner standing there. But just before this shot, I had to drop the leash and attend to a pressing affair - I wasn't even paying attention to Chato, who wondered about twenty feet down the block - No way the dog appeared to have an owner.

I didn't keep the original shot...

What I have now are close crops, the last post being a 100 percent crop. But the image I DID keep, from which the preceding crops were derived, does give a better sense (if not the detail) of how this poor guy must have perceived the danger...




And while this shot has a more relevant interest, it's a so so shot, (Even though for obvious reasons, I like it) whereas the the first one posted is technically a much better image.

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