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homeless dog by cweeks homeless dog by cweeks
whilst walking down some street in the middle of napoli i happened upon this dog. motionless. lifeless. i saw that he was breathing ... but ... he was just out of it.

i prefocused (off by a few inches) ... and put the camera at his level. did not want to get too close nor get on my hands and knees on this dirty ass street. if the dog would have waken, he would have bitten the shit out of me. i don't know that ... but ... perhaps.

i don't know why but this photo trips me out.

leica mp. 50mm nocti. 250th/1.0. ilford delta 400 (normal).
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:iconfelicia-lim:
felicia-lim Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
look at her face.. so sad..
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BosaZX Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Interface Designer
did you...you know...try to get HELP?

I mean this is a great picture but honestly you didn't mention anything about trying to help this guy.
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TheVooid Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just what I was thinking! /:
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AngelaMichael Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwwwsome....Poor fella....
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Kaltiaem Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This image has been featured here: [link]
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CatalinaVelasquez Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:(
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ycekyll Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
If you rotate 90º make a interessant visual efect ;)
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Infectedbrush Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
[link] ----i used this here ty!!!!
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Idalothe98 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Humans are so mean to animals! F YOU BUY A PET, THEN LOVE IT!! DONT THROW IT ON THE STREET YOU BASTARDS!!!! Great pic by the way
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curveoftheearth Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student Photographer
amazing photo.. i like tilting my head to the left and looking at it sideways.
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DeviantControl Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
Looks like he's trying to get the wall to scratch his belly.

A critique? More focus on the dog would have been nice. Especially considering the ground before the dog is being focused on, which is where my eyes were first drawn. Takes away from the picture slightly.

Also, I would have tried to wake the dog, just to make sure he wasn't suffering from something like brain damage from being beaten. That is an odd place for a dog to just fall asleep. This coming from a person who volunteers at an animal shelter almost daily.
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C-Tovar Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Today happened something similar to me.
My heart gets broken each time I see myself in this situations, this kind of things happen very often where I live.. This picture touched my heart somehow.♥
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ozekamanzi Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
a beautifully taken shot - great picture!
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Scallit Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
About all the comments that were made about taking the dog home giving it water, etc.: Personally, I would've tried to take the dog home if I found it in my own neighborhood. Of course, I don't know what it's like where you live, so I'm not judging you. There are a couple of ways to win a fearful dog's trust though. Don't make any eye contact and do not approach the dog, let the dog approach you. If the dog doesn't show any agressive behavior, you can try to turn your back to the dog and lower your body to the dog's level and wait for it to approach you. Maybe it's helpful for your interaction with homeless dogs.

About the photo: I just love it. The uncertainty of not knowing if the dog was hit by a car or if it's just asleep and having happy dreams makes it very mysterious to me. And of course I'm a huge dog lover :)
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Zoniathedragoness Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Was she dead
but still great shot :P
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Rasa88 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He may have been hit by a car. I'm horrifed you did nothing to help this poor dog.
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blackrosekk Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
Well, I live near Naples and I could say that we're used to see homeless dogs like this one... when I'm abroad I notice that in other countries you haven't the same amount of dogs hangin' out alone in the streets.

I wouldn't be so sad about this dog, 'cause living here I learned that dogs live a better life being homeless than being locked in a dog pound, that here are very similar to lagers. On the street, they're free to walk, run, they have a lot of space around them (in the dog pounds there are also 5-6 dogs in very small cages), they always find a place for sleep. Moreover, here lot of people has the habit of leaving water&food for them in the corners of the streets.

Well, I know that's not how the things for them should go, but at least they're not suffering as someone out of Naples could think.

By the way, nice shot! :heart:
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little-alien Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous!! :D
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JustStrayDog Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
the picture is so sad that I wanna cry, donnow why =(
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Reaching-High Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
poor baby :( Did you take him home with you?
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demonpudding Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This picture makes me so sad :(

But that dog is so adorable ^^
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Meolin Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
Isn´t it Febo?
That would be his story.
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SariahFerin Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Student General Artist
that's really sad...
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Shirabelle Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Oh dear..this makes me sad :-(
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Fusion-Xtype Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008   Interface Designer
He seem's so sad :(
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SerenaGiordano Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
oh my god... that poor animal. i want to bring him home!!:[
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happyholly90 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
so sad :( :(
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0ntu Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
Nice shot.
I can't understand why people abandon dogs so much..i hate and despise those people... I actually gave a new change for two abandoned Spanish dogs that were treated really bad. First one came home to me about an year ago and other one just 5 months ago!
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Kayou2 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
now is when i cry
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bananasaboutlost Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008   Photographer
Aww. poor little baby... i want to take him home! x
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Papergum Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008  Student Interface Designer
omg this makes me cry.
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alley-cat-009 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Student Photographer
I saw a lot of stray dogs in Pompeii when I went.
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KSDale03 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
I like the miss on the focus. It's just better that way.
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jayshree Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
poor baby. interesting thing you did with the focus.
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game-breaker Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
Great capture :clap:
You have been featured in my latest journal [link]
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Emaleth-0 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
I think what is most sad is that you have not done anything. Could have reached water, having called a veterinary or something.
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cweeks Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
in a perfect world for sure.

being a bit more than a tourist? what would you have done?

have you actually done exactly as what you'd rather i had done? please cite examples.
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Emaleth-0 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Never saw a dog dying, but quite a few birds, and all collected, sane, and those who survived left them fly.

We can not be alien to the misfortunes of others, either a human or an animal.

Theres no perfect world, but one much better where each of us put what we can to do good. In our country or other things to do are the same.


I didnt meant to be rude.

I hope I have been clear, I find it difficult to write much in English.
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Midorinintendo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a dog. She use to be hit all the time in her old stupid owners house. But they gave her away for free to us. But, whenever i passed by there fence hiding behind on the other side, there stupid daughter would always hit it and kick it with her boots on. They had heels. So, when they left, i would jump in there fence and hug her and let her know its ok. She would be laying on the ground. That poor dog. But now, shes with me now though. She's gotten fater and his be being fed now more than how here stupid old owners did. I'm glad she's with are nice family now. I love dogs. Why didn't you save it and bring it home? That poor dog. I have a feeling it wouldn't bite you because i has probably been hit already that its probably scared. That poor peice of nature.
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MichelleXchrono Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
poor dog..


great shot btw..
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Amy-Heartbreak Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
God this poor dog =(
I hope he´s doin well...
But thats a great shot...
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anna-s Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
featured [link]
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nathynice Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
I like
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MinodaPL Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
:|
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sassy-bunny-blue Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
omgosh no!! poor puppy!!! *crys* thats so sad dogs should be loved not left out on the street!!!! *huggles dog* sooo cute poor thing T_T
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disturbedvg Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
YOU'VE BEEN FEATURED!!! Yep that's right. I'm having a cat/dog moment here!! And i wanted to share some great work with the world! And I've picked this deviation as one of them!!

You can check out your feature at my journal; Change of Scenery.
Thank you for your hard work and effort! I wish you all the best for the future! :highfive:
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troyanarts Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
That dog wouldn`t bite you, there is a some kind of a true superstition that dogs that sleep with belly up ale very people-friendly. It`s a animal psychology, letting other see your unprotected belly is a sighn of trust, you can easily guess witch dog will be calm to other animals if, when play together it let other dogs knock him on his back.

But, photo is awsome otherwise ;)
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FreshSpring Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
Did you help it?
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militarybarraks Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
thats sad :cry:
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ch3h Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008   Photographer
:DD funny! great!
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