A Man And His Dog

I don’t think I have ever seen as many people with infants in strollers as I did during our recent visit to Spain. Or as many with dogs of every breed, size and colour on leashes. After all the disturbing stories about how deeply most everyone we interacted with during our trip was affected by the recession – unemployment statistics are still shockingly high in Spain – the baby/dog boom seemed to us to indicate hope.  And hope is a good feeling even when strollers photobomb every other image and dog poop gets underfoot regardless of one’s dodging abilities.

One of my favourite images of this trip is of a man with his best friend. Sharing that special bond that completely distracted me from the things I had come to photograph. And for one fleeting moment had me wishing I traveled less so I could have a furry friend of my own.

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Until next time…….happy travels, no mater where life takes you.

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on instagram.com/theurgetowander

35 thoughts on “A Man And His Dog

    1. Guess it boils down to which you want more. But at times like this I can’t help feeling regret and a wee bit of envy! 🙂

  1. Have to say having animals is so rewarding and enriching. It has taken away my desire to travel because, unless we travel by car, we can’t take them with us.

    1. I am sure it is. And if I decided to have a pet now, I just might feel the same way. My sister never liked dogs. Or children for that matter! Her children forced her to keep a dog and now the little pooch has her wound around his furry paw! 🙂

  2. A lovely interaction. Great capture. Dogs are great but tie you down for sure. They sure offer a lot of unconditional love.

  3. There is a toss up, loving our four legged family members thus appreciating others or dodging their gifts in public spaces. Loved the pictures, lovely truly.

  4. I loved this, Madhu. Just the other day I couldn’t resist picking up a puppy and holding him in my arms for a few minutes – as you said, that was such a wonderful distraction from taking photos of the usual sights. Your post makes me miss Tasha, my family’s (almost) three-year-old black labrador back in Hong Kong. I know she will greet me with the greatest affection when I return just before Christmas.

    1. Don’t have any living close enough Gilly. Have been reading about house-sitters who sometimes double as pet-sitters. Perhaps worth considering.

      1. My daughter and family are coming to dog sit next week. They get a Devon holiday and the dogs are much happier than being in kennels!

  5. Very sweet! I was able to take our dog on a trip this past weekend, and it was so nice to have her along instead of leaving her behind.

      1. We are very lucky to have a woman nearby who loves our dog and takes her into her home to take care of her. Without her, it would be much harder for me to leave home so often!

  6. I know lots of people travel with their dogs, but it depends where and how they go. We’d love to have a dog, but we love traveling more at this point. Lovely photos.


  7. I just shared your link with my cousin on FB because she absolutely adores dogs! She has a border collie at home 🙂

  8. I’m sure you’ve been to Brussels. A person without a dog on the streets there is a curiosity. 🙂 Unfortunately no one seems to pick up after the dogs have attended to their regular business so you need to keep your eyes fastened to the pavement.

  9. Very cool. And it’s very odd, because this is the fourth post I’ve read today with an animal. Three other were about the death of a loved one. I like the animal ones better today!

  10. What a special moment between a man and his best friend that you’ve captured Madhu. Absolutely amazing captures. 😀 ♥

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