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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 5th July, 2017)

Skipper


Skipper
Top lock, New Springs.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Pentax SLR)
Views: 2,625

Comment by: joseph graney on 5th July 2017 at 05:32

great picture reminds me of Chalkie ,Rick Steins dog.

Comment by: Veronica on 5th July 2017 at 07:15

Ahoy me hearties ....time to splice the mainbrace!

Comment by: Neil Cain on 5th July 2017 at 07:22

Lovely fun shot Ron. Thanks..brightens a dull morning.

Comment by: Gary Leece on 5th July 2017 at 08:39

Nice old dog. Gives the impression he should be wearing a flat cloth cap with a pint of bitter in front of him.

Good photo.

Comment by: irene roberts on 5th July 2017 at 08:42

Oh, he's gorgeous!

Comment by: JJP on 5th July 2017 at 10:09

I've just been reading a book about a Bargeman who often carried his dog for company, one day during strong winds the dog fell into the canal and because the barge was under tow from a tug he couldn't stop to pick his little doggy up. The last time he saw it it was frantically swimming after the barge but was lost never to be seen again, sad story.

Comment by: Mick on 5th July 2017 at 10:21

He should be wearing a doggy life jacket, the type that will keep him afloat and with a handle on the back so he can be dragged out if he does fall in.

Comment by: Maureen on 5th July 2017 at 11:24

He's so cute..can I have him.😊

Comment by: Veronica on 5th July 2017 at 12:07

Aw what a shame for the poor little dog... I do hope somebody took pity on him and gave him a good home. If Maureen had seen him I'm sure she would have taken him home.

Comment by: Henry7 on 5th July 2017 at 12:42

What a great photo. Dogs love sailing, I took my Border Terrier on the Windermere ferry, we sat right at the front, he loved it, never took his eyes off the water.

Comment by: Maureen on 5th July 2017 at 15:59

In a flash Veronica..in a flash.

Comment by: Mikew on 5th July 2017 at 18:18

I recall taking a trip on a narrow boat from the Trent and Mersey canal through the Anderton lift and down to the river Weaver. A young mother with a baby in a pushchair was making a lot of fuss strapping the child in. A crew member told her to unstrap the baby. She became indignant and refused and went on to say he was crazy to say this and that she didn't want her child falling into the canal and drowning. The crew member calmly replied, if the pram goes in with the child strapped to it, the pram will sink and take the baby under. If the child is not strapped in the pram will sink but the baby will float. Its your choice.

Comment by: Ellen on 6th July 2017 at 04:47

A very cute dog! He looks a little like Orphan Annie's dog, and a little like my little pooch.(except that my Fritz is what I call "vertically challenged",and bsndy legged to boot!
..However, we love him,bark and all!

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