Weekly Photo Challenge: Connected

I have been posting a series known as The Dog that Lived on a Fishing Raft.

It was about the life of a dog whose owner chose to rear this labrador on one of his rafts for rearing fishes in the sea.

For much of the time when the owner was not on the raft, the dog was a loner.

This dog has a great connection to his owner and to those who went fishing on the rafts.382748647_8ef403d055_b

I have stopped posting about him when I heard last summer, this dog Dor Dor was drowned in the sea. He went for a swim but couldn’t get back onto the raft because his body was too heavy ( due to captivity on the raft) and the raft was too high to climb back on.

Here is a photo which shows the great connection between the dog and the owner. May his soul rest in peace.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Under Your Feet ( Limestone Pavement)

This week’s DP challenge is Under Your Feet.

We had a good time on Hvar Island, Croatia.

Everyday, we walked upon limestone pavement on the seaside promenade.DSCF0496

It is interesting that the pavements are all paved in limestone blocks ( some said it was marble).

Here is a photo showing how the pavement looks, with a little cute puppy resting on it. To add to the otherwise plain background, I have got some pretty flowers.DSCF0503

The one below shows a bigger dog, walking slowly under the sun, by the sea.

The sun was fierce and he was sweating and panting. The picture, however, is a bit monotonic.



The Dog that Lives on the Fishing Raft (The Days are Getting Cooler)

How’s life like on a fishing raft during Autumn?

The easterly monsoons are now coming in, bringing with it fine but  cooler weather.

It could become quite cool during the night, especially out on a raft floating on the sea.4390645173_abc4524ef3_o

Sometimes, Dor Dor would put on a scarf around his neck.

See how gorgeous he looks!

The Dog that Lives on the Fishing Raft: Playful

Have you ever squeezed your head and arms through a tiny window?

Even I was a child, I have never done that. Maybe, I wasn’t adventurous or playful.

I could remember a child squeezing his head between two vertical bars and was unable to withdraw until the firemen were called to the scene.

Dor Dor is playful.295035690_5e7f9d87aa_z

When he was a puppy, he liked to squeeze his head and arms through the tiny window of his kennel.

This was how he looked.

He is clever too, he hasn’t been doing that when he grew bigger!

PS  photo the courtesy of my friend CP Chan

The Dog that Lives on the Fishing Raft: Daydreaming

Do dogs dream?

I really don’t no.

But looking at Dor Dor, I guess dogs dream as we do.

What’s better than having a bit of daydreaming with the sun setting behind you.4483181216_4d24478519_oA

Would he be dreaming of you:

But when I dream, I dream of you

Maybe someday you will come true

When I dream, I dream of you

Maybe someday you will come true

PS The lyrics are extracted from the song I Dream of You and the photo is supplied by my friend CP.

The Dog that Lives on the Fishing Raft: Toys

What the world needs now is not another battle;496354302_c13713509e_z

another nation forcing their own ideology on another one.496356443_eeb8723bd6_b

What the world needs now is peaceful companionship between men (women) and men (women);496340194_916ed14a62_b

between men (women) and pets.2734758481_afe9e6e3e8_o

What pets need now are just toys . . . . . . . . . . .

Is this just naïve and simplistic thinking????

All the world needs now is just toys and toys only!!!

This is probably what Dor Dor is going to tell me if I ask him what the world needs now.

PS Photos again from my friend CP.

The Dog that Lives on the Fishing Raft: Sign

This Daily Press ‘s challenge for this week is Sign.

Here is a photo for both the Dor Dor series and this week’s challenge.2613790058_3e4e7976d4_o

Mounted up alongside the road is a big sign with Dor Dor’s portrait

On the sign is also written the words Have a Smile.

So, let’s smile, for Dor Dor 🙂

PS Photo the courtesy of my friend CP. This is a composite picture.

The Dog that Lives on the Fishing Raft: Art Gallery

I was utterly surprised to see this image of Dor Dor in the art gallery.

Here is a giant photo hung in an art gallery. A couple of ladies are  standing in front of his photo, engrossed with viewing his photo.452143302_947e64ebe7_o

I was at a lost to know how Dor Dor has made it to the art gallery!

As with previous, the photos of Dor Dor came from my friend CP Chan.

So contacted CP to find out more.

According to him, this is a composite photo which he has made up!

He must have very good skills in piecing them together.

Well done!

The Dog that lives on the Fishing Raft ( Reflection)

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Dor Dor is photogenic, he knows how to pose for pictures. I will show more on this aspect in due course.

Here is a picture of him  reflected in the sun glasses.796148996_fceb636e81_z

He just looks gorgeous!293112872_5c12a97ba5_z

Another image captured by CP was Dor Dor in deep reflection. I guess dogs sometime do think. This is how he looks when thinking.

Sometimes, he looks more like a philosopher.