Even dogs have mopeds in Italy

Dog Photographs

by Philip Greenspun

Christmas shopping near the Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Steps)

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Dogs Alone

Alex at 18 months Terrier on Florence's Ponte Vecchio Rufus the Corgi.  Seattle, Washington. Mombasa.  A Great Pyrenees puppy.  Harvard Yard 1998 Howth. Northern limit of Dublin Bay, Ireland.

Boykin Spaniel in Harvard Yard.  Cambridge, MA 1998.

Heide at 80 Prospect Street

There are no photos of George because I think that he deserves his own story.

Dogs and Kids

Alex with some kids on a Washington State Ferry

Dogs and Big Kids

Kaarin and Griz, Whitehorse Yukon Sheepdogs on 14th Street.  Manhattan 1995. Along the edge of Central Park, Manhattan, 1995. Carmel, California Oberammergau.  Bavaria.

Most of these are from my New York Vignettes.

Life Imitates Art

"The best friend man has in the world may turn against him and become his enemy. His son, or daughter, that he has reared with loving care may prove ungrateful. Those who are nearest and dearest to us, those whom we trust with our happiness and good name may become traitors to their faith. The money a man has he may lose. It flies away from him, perhaps when he needs it most. A man's reputation may be sacrificed in a moment of ill-considered action. The people who are prone to fall on their knees when success is with us may be the first to throw the stone of malice when failure settles its cloud upon our head.

"The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog. A man's dog stands by him in prosperity and poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground when the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only to be near his master's side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer, he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounters with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince.

"When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wing, and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens.

"If fortune drives his master forth, an outcast in the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him, to guard him against danger, to fight against his enemies,. And when that last scene of all comes, and death takes his master in its embrace and his body is laid away in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there, by the graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws, his eyes sad, but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true, even in death."

--Senator George Graham Vest, speaking to a jury about Old Drum, shot in 1869. Johnson County Circuit Court, Warrensburg, Missouri

Dog begging (with a Starbucks cup) for his master.  Seattle, Washington Dog begging (with a Starbucks cup) for his master.  Seattle, Washington

These are taken from the Seattle chapter of Travels with Samantha.

Kodak Moments


Hundebar (Doggy Bar) at Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza.  Munich.


Pet Cemetery. Powerscourt. South of Dublin, Ireland.

These images were taken over many years with a variety of cameras and film. Sometimes you will find tech details after you click on a thumbnail. In all cases, the images were scanned to Kodak PhotoCD and then run through the batch conversion tools that I give away in my image library presentation tutorial.

The top photos are from my Italy exhibit.

Text and photos copyright 1985-2000 Philip Greenspun

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